Selection Panel

The 2014 competition will be juried by Tom Ashcraft, Laure Drogoul and Jeremy Drummond.

Tom Ashcraft is a visual artist and founding member of Workingman Collective, a Washington, D.C. based collaborative artist group. Tom has exhibited and produced work throughout the United States including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Washington Project for the Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. He is included in many public and private collections and is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. Ashcraft received his MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University, BA from University of South Florida and an AA from Miami Dade CC. Tom Ashcraft is an Associate Professor and the head of Sculpture in the School of Art at George Mason University.

Laure Drogoul resides in Baltimore, MD and is an interdisciplinary artist. Her artworks are a combination of video, sculpture and performance that incorporate audience participation. Drogoul has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art and The Chelsea Museum among others. She has received Maryland State Artist Awards, Franklin Furnace Fund Awards for Performance Art and was a recipient of a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. In 2006 she was honored with The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize. Additionally, Drogoul directs The 14Karat Cabaret, a performance program of Maryland Art Place and is a co-organizer and curator of the Transmodern Festival, a festival of provocative works by cultural experimenters from Baltimore and beyond. Drogoul received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and a MFA from MICA’s Rinehart School of Sculpture. 

Jeremy Drummond is a Canadian artist currently living in Richmond, VA. His work has been exhibited widely in festivals, galleries and museums throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In 2005, his video Home Is Where You’re Happy won the National Film Board of Canada award for Best Emerging Canadian Film or Video Maker at the Images Festival of Independent Film, Video and New Media. In 2010, his project entitled 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living was featured in Prefix Photo and Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture. In 1999 Drummond received a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario and in 2003, a MFA in Art Media Studies from Syracuse University. He is represented by ADA Gallery and teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond.