Very pleased to have been notified that my print Consumed Thoughts received a purchase award at Sixty Square Inches. This exhibition of small prints selected by juror Kim Vito of Wright State University, is up at Purdue University Galleries until February 20th, 2016.
I don’t talk very often of my teaching on my site but it’s a big part of my creative practice and feeds my research. I was honoured to have just received a Teaching Excellence Award at the Alberta College of Art + Design. I love creating a challenging and rewarding curriculum for my students and I’m so thrilled that it resonates. This will serve as great energy and inspiration as I prepare for the Winter semester
The end of semester is always a hectic one for students and faculty alike but mine has been made a little sweeter thanks to ACAD’s student association. They have awarded me the 2011/2012 Faculty Award! For this honour, I have been featured on a trading card as a super faculty with a power rating for everything from humour and approachability to parrots (I may or may not mention my parrot Charlie too often in class). Its really a wonderful way to end the semester and makes me grateful to work with such an excellent bunch of students.
I just received two copies of the DNSPE 2012 catalogue in the mail today along with the good news that my print “Returning, Pausing” received the Brackett-Krennerich & Associates Architects Purchase Award. This print will now be in the Arkansas State University Permanent Collection.
A quote from the Juror’s Statement (Roberta Waddell) in the catalogue: “While the screenprint particularly lends itself to simple, clearly defined, flat areas of color, Heather Huston takes advantage of the medium’s versatility in Returning, Pausing, a syncopated arrangement of subtly colored, patterned, and layered architectural planes that fluctuate from opaque to translucent.”
Always nice to hear how other people describe my work and to find a fellow fan of the Oxford comma.
I just found out that my work was voted Best in Show in the Swimming Upstream exhibition at Metro Frame Works in Colorado. Some excellent news to celebrate the almost-end-of-semester.