HPU Professors Selected for Annual Art Exhibition

Dimensions 2 VanWinkle American Locomotive

“American Locomotive,” by Benita VanWinkle

Dimensions 3 Bruce Shores

Bruce Shores, instructor of art

Dimensions 4 Benita VanWinkle

Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art














HIGH POINT, N.C., June 20, 2014 – High Point University instructors of art Benita VanWinkle and Bruce Shores have been selected to show their work at the “Dimensions, A 50th Anniversary” exhibition at the Womble Carlyle Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

Out of 700 submissions, VanWinkle’s photograph “American Locomotive, 1913” and Shores’ oil painting “Silk Hope Road Field” were two of 52 artworks selected for the exhibition. Shores’ painting received the Honorable Mention award at the June 6 reception.

Presented by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (AAWS), the annual exhibition is juried by Jean McLaughlin, Executive Director of Penland School of Crafts and former Director of Visual Arts of the North Carolina Arts Council.

VanWinkle has been featured in Our State magazine, PainPathways magazine and other national exhibitions. Her photographs are also on display at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vt., until June 15.

“I am very humbled and honored to be in a show with Bruce,” VanWinkle says. “His work is amazing and beautiful. His sense of light and color are delicate with a real sense of place and atmosphere coming through the paintings. We are so very fortunate to have such amazing art faculty at HPU!”

Shores’ work is collected by The Weaver Foundation. His paintings have been shown at Greenhill, The Artery Gallery and international exhibitions.

“It is an honor to show alongside one of my colleagues from the Art Department at High Point University,” says Shores. “Benita Van Winkle is an accomplished photographer with a great eye for what is essential in a photograph. I really admire her tenaciously attentive visual sensibilities.”

About The Exhibition
Established by AAWS in 1964, “Dimensions” is a national juried art exhibition that showcases outstanding visual art in two- and three-dimensional fine art media. The exhibition will run from June 6 to July 7.

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