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"Figure Now" Winner Announced

The Fontbonne University fine arts department recently announced the winners of “The Figure Now,” an annual, national juried exhibition that reconsiders traditional and contemporary approaches to the figure.

Thirty-six pieces by 29 artists, including Ray Hummel and Samuel Preston, both current Fontbonne students, and Ben Shamback, a Fontbonne alumnus, were accepted for the exhibition, which will include paintings, sculptures, charcoal, mixed media and digital work. A total of 189 artists sent in 507 entries for consideration. Artists Nathan Lewis and Steve Huston served as jurors.

“The Figure Now” will open with a reception from 6 – 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and will run Feb. 1 – March 1 in Fontbonne’s Fine Art Gallery. David Christiana, an artist, educator and illustrator, won first place for his painting, “Desert Rat.”

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See the show in Fontbonne's Fine Arts Gallery:
Gallery Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 4 p.m.