On My Own Time: UNT Employee Exhibition

Jul 28 2014 (All day) - Aug 9 2014 (All day)


On My Own Time (OMOT) is an annual, regional art competition featuring the artistic talents of people who work for companies, non-profit and governmental agencies throughout North Texas. Each year, area companies and organizations hold in-house exhibitions featuring artwork that was created outside of working hours by their employees. Winners in each of eleven categories such as painting, black and white photography and sculpture, are selected by arts experts who act as jurors. In addition, the jurors select a Best of Show winner. Employees are asked to vote for a “People’s Choice” awardee.

Works that have been awarded a First Prize and Best of Show in each category are selected to move on to the regional exhibit, where the best artworks from all of the companies involved are exhibited together at NorthPark Center during September 2014.

Never shown artwork before? Don't worry! This is an open exhibition, no experience necessary. Sorry, student assistants/employees are not eligible.

On My Own Time is a trademarked program of Business Council for the Arts.

On My Own Time winners
B&W Photography
Amateur category: Nancy Stockdale, The Nest Revisited
Professional: Alyssa Hedenstrom, Bliss
Color Photography         
A)  Jessica Phillips, Desolation
Works on Canvas
A)  Alexia Thorpe, Carlos Van Halen
Ceramics and Wood
                        P)  Laura Nance Lubos, Dala Horse Cookie Jar
Enhanced Photography
A)  Brian Richman, Dreaming    
Jewelry and Metal
A)  Sharon Huang, Chinese Knot Necklace
P)  Anne Jones, Float
Mixed Media
A)  Keith Chapman, Binding Charm
Works on Paper
A)  Louis Smith III, The Hand that Feeds
P)  Sam Ivie, John
A)   Keith Chapman, The Pepperbox Special
P)  Rene Muhl, On the Edge
Textile/Fiber Art
A)   Chris Campbell, Pineapple Parasol
A)   Alexia Thorpe and Sallie Bowen, Girl with Dog
P)  Benjamin Elio,  So Fast
Honorable Mentions
B&W Photography:
Brian Richman, Pirates    
Color Photography:
            Jessica Phillips, The Life Aquatic
Works on Canvas:
            Kenneth Nicholson, Formal Concerns
            Meredith Buie, 61 & 53
            Timothy King, Nancy Sleeping
            Mary-Kate Solomon, Jelly Tears
            Kirk Lowe, Stevie Ray
Jewelry and Metal:
            Kendra Donahue, Snow on the Moon AND Marble Mountainscape (2 awards)
Mixed Media:
            Lisa Maxwell Brown, Where has my mind gone?
       Kenneth Nicholson, If it was good enough for us, then it is good enough for you
Works on Paper:
            Louis Smith III, Silent Veil
            Kevin Shane Thompson, Not the Somebody I Thought You Were
            Molly Pitcher, Primordial Buffet
            Dianne Jansing, Valentina
            Perry Hamilton, New Growth
            Laura Drapac, In Droves
Textile/Fiber Art:
            Chris Campbell, Blue and Grey Blanket
            Doris Britt, Sunburst
            Hannah Tarver, Ring Around the Rosy
Best in Show
Keith Chapman, The Pepperbox Special
Shawn Saumell and Lauren Cross