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Hudgens Center names five finalists for $50,000 visual arts prize

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com
The Hudgens Center for the Arts has announced five finalists for its Hudgens Prize visual arts competition: Ruth Dusseault, Gyun Hur, Scott Ingram and Jiha Moon, all of Atlanta, and Hope Hilton of Winterville.
The winner of this first-time competition, which drew 369 entries, gets $50,000 and a solo exhibit at the Gwinnett arts center. The announcement will be made at the opening of a finalists exhibition on Nov. 30.

The prize money was donated anonymously to the Hudgens, which created the competition to encourage Georgia visual artists.

“The state has a terrific artistic community that deserves to be given greater support and visibility, and the Hudgens is proud to be a part of bringing attention to the many talented artists in Georgia,” said Hudgens executive director Teresa Osborn in a prepared statement.

A three-person panel of jurors – David Kiehl (curator of prints, Whitney Museum of American Art), Sylvie Fortin (editor in chief, Art Papers magazine) and Eungie Joo (director and curator of exhibitions and public programs, the New Museum) — met in New York City on Aug. 18 to view more than 2,000 images of the artwork. The same trio will unite at the Hudgens to pick the prize winner based on the works displayed at the finalists exhibiion, on view at the Hudgens from Dec. 1 to Feb. 19.

Here are Web sites where you can find out more about the five finalists:

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