Entanglement by Sarah Fowler
Graphite on duralar, 24" x 36"
Artist bio: Sarah
Fowler is a senior in the BFA program at the Minneapolis College of Art and
Design (MCAD), majoring in drawing/painting with a strong interest in
From the artist: The majority of my current studio work is based on
an intuitive contour line drawing method combined with a monoprinting
technique. It involves the layering of organic shape and line, along with color
and/or value. My intention is to create abstracted or semi-abstracted forms
that possess chaotic or energetic movement, with an ambiguous potential for
growth and transformation or change. This creates a tension within the work
reflecting my environment, the highly stimulating world of everyday life.
To focus on these concerns within my work I use a
process of layering that preserves the history of my mark making, giving a
transparent, yet dense feel to the finished product. These qualities are
important because they create a sense of mystery, ominous or unfamiliar
territory, and suggest a collection of information over time, adding to the
chaos and tension. They also directly relate to where I am now as a student and
artist, in a constant state of flux.
Grand Prize--The Grand Prize winner receives a 6-week full scholarship to the
Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, and up to $3,500 to cover travel expenses,
accommodations and art supplies.
Category Winners--The top three winners in each category (Drawing, Painting,
Sculpture) will be awarded a Utrecht ArtSmartTM gift card. First place receives
a $1,500 ArtSmartTM gift card, second place gets a $750 ArtSmartTM gift card, and
third place wins a $500 ArtSmartTM gift card.
Honorable Mentions--the three honorable mentions in each category will receive
Certificates of Merit from Utrecht Art Supplies.