TROY art professors win honors at Bi-State Art competition

Posted: Thursday, 30 October 2014

TROY - Two Troy University art professors recently claimed honors at the Meridian Museum of Art's 41st annual Bi-State Art Competition.

Jerry R. Johnson, professor in the Department of Art & Design, won a Purchase Award for his digital art piece "The Return of the Anti-Ravenesque," while Russell Everett, art lecturer, brought home a Merit Award for his pencil work "Alabama Militiaman."

Open to artists in Mississippi and Alabama, the annual exhibit recognizes and celebrates outstanding artistic achievement and is the oldest juried art competition in the region.

Kim Bernadas of New Orleans served as juror for this year's competition. Bernadas works in both figure and portrait sculpture and her work is found in both public and private collections. She was recently elected to the Portrait Sculptors Society of Americas and Women Artists of the West.