On My Own Time: UNT Employee Exhibition

Event Date: 
Jul 28 2014 (All day) to 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