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 printmaking.
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.