A carbon pencil drawing by Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren has been accepted into the Texas National 2011 Art Competition and Exhibition. Liontas-Warren created the drawing, titled “No More,” last summer as part of a scholarly research project. The portrait study is one of many that were created for exhibitions and national competitive shows. Texas National 2011 will be on display from April 9 through May 21 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in Nacogdoches, Texas.
The annual juried competition and exhibition is hosted by the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University and attracts entrants from across the nation. The juror is James Drake, an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been honored with inclusion in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. Drake is the recipient of a John Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants.
Liontas-Warren joined the Cameron faculty in 1984 and teaches drawing and printmaking. She has exhibited in 18 solo shows and 210 national and regional juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe and has received numerous purchase awards and juried awards. Many of her drawings and prints are in permanent collections throughout the nation and can be located in university galleries and private institutions such as Austin Peay University, University of Texas at Tyler, Arkansas Art Center, Oklahoma State University, Quartz Mountain Lodge, University of Colorado, University of North Dakota, Texas Tech University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art.
Her exhibitions have been displayed at the Longview (TX) Museum, Midwestern State University, Ball State University, Florida State University, Moorhead State University, Leslie Powell Art Gallery, Goddard Center for Visual Arts, Kirkpatrick Museum in Oklahoma City and the Bruno Art Conservatory Museum in the Czech Republic, among other locations. In November, the Paseo Art Association recognized Liontas-Warren as 2010 Artist of the Year, and she is featured in the March/April issue of Oklahoma Today Magazine.
March 11, 2011