2014 Kalos Art Prize Recipients

by Ruminate Magazine December 04, 2014

Ruminate Magazine is excited to share with you the winners of the 2014 Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize! The winning artwork was selected by Mary McCleary. You’ll find the winning artwork in Issue 33, which releases early December. FIRST PLACE: HILARY WHITE  Hilary White was raised in Gainesville, Florida, and later spent a large part of her artistic career in Philadelphia. She received a portfolio scholarship to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated magna cum laude of the painting department. She developed her love of woodworking and has incorporated it into her practice of creating three dimensional painted sculpture and installation. She has participated in art fairs including Select Fair during Miami Art Basel week and has been in over thirty-six exhibitions including nine solo exhibitions, and has shown her work locally and internationally in Berlin and Hong Kong. You can see more of her work at hilarywhiteart.com. SECOND PLACE: AARON LEE BENSON DSC_0766 Aaron Lee Benson has worked in the arts for thirty years, creating sculpture and public works around the globe. He brings a unique set of talents and skills that has allowed him to build a family business into a formidable sculpture enterprise, Benson Sculpture LLC. He works mainly in mixed media, stone, timber, wood, clay, and 24k gold, producing large-scale architectural forms as well as figurative, narrative monoliths. He has three  degrees, including an MFA in Ceramics/Sculpture from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is married to his wife of thirty-one years, Betty, and they have four children, two of whom are now pursuing art degrees, one who is a 3-D art professor, and all of whom regularly help in the family business. You can see more of his work here. HONORABLE MENTION: LISA DISCEPOLI LINE FINALISTS John Chang Eunice Choi John Fischer Gerardo Garduño Erika Huddleston Susan Hart Adrian Johnston Zacheriah Kramer David Shannon-Lier Naoko Morisawa Barry Motes Zahra Nazari Krista Steinke Gordon Wilson Lauren Yandell Thank you to all of you who entered the Kalos Art Prize!


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