A Sense of Place Juried Competition 2022

Main Gallery

40th Juried Exhibition, A Sense of Place now in its 40th year and is open to participants from throughout the United States and seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. The exhibition is on view September 2–October 7, 2022.

Juror: Erin Dunn - Erin Dunn is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA, where she has worked since 2014. She supports the modern and contemporary art program by coordinating and organizing exhibitions at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center. Her projects are wide-ranging, but one driving focus is the interpretation and communication of social and cultural issues addressed through the medium of photography, explored previously through Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography and Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography. Recent exhibitions include a retrospective of American photographer Bruce Davidson and solo presentations of work by artists Sonya Clark and Noel W Anderson. In addition, Dunn has spearheaded several exhibitions for Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility and promotes the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. Dunn holds a BA from Emory University and an MA from the University of Georgia.

In total, the Institute received 375 entries from 136 applicants representing 28 states. Out of those 375 entries, Erin chose 40 works of art by artists from 15 different states. Three cash prizes were given, including a $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards as well as several noncash Merit awards.


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Honorable Mentions


Kristine Schneider

Covenants in the Wilderness

Oil on canvas

 Kristine Schneider


Dylan Wilson

Chocolate Plantation

Archival Inkjet Print

 Dylan Wilson


Danielle Muzina

Pink Slit

oil on panel

 Danielle Muzina


Jo-Ann Morgan

Ahmaud Arbery Memorial Run (Brunswick, GA)

stitched fabric

 Jo-Ann Morgan

Kevin Clancy 

Ephemera (Only Thieves Think All Men Steal)

US flag, US currency, brass

Kevin Clancy


Juror’s Awards

Nathan Taves

Woven Sky

Oil on panel

 Nathan Taves


Kara Bender 

Authority, Plus Monopoly, Minus Transparency 

Pen and ink on cut paper

 Kara Bender

Best in Show

Amanda Breitbach

Motiva Refinery, Port Arthur

Archival inkjet print


 Amanda Breitbach


Kristen Adamczyk – Brooklyn, NY

Shara Appanaitis – Blacksburg, VA

Norman Aragones – San Jose, CA

Kara Artman – Bluffton, SC

Kara Bender – Greenville, SC

Shannon Blakey – Columbia, MO

Amanda Breitbach – Nacogdoches, TX

Julie Cardillo – Cary, NC

Kevin Clancy – Bethany, WV

Laura De Valencia – Tallahassee, FL

Cynthia Frigon – Decatur, GA

Ana Gadish-Linares – Richmond, CA

Corinne Galla – Luthersville, GA

Robert Gilbert – Edinburg, TX

Leslie Hamrick – Evans, GA

Bette Kauffman – Monroe, LA

Chase King – Woodstock, GA

Shawna Koontz – Seattle, WA

Naomi Lear – Columbia, MO

Chantal Lesley – Austin, TX

NancyJeanette Long – Loganville, GA

Nadia Marie – Decatur, GA

Suzanna Mars – Gainesville, FL

Hayley Martin – Boone, NC

Sonya McAlister – Pine Mountain Club, CA

Julie Mihaly – Poughkeepsie, NY

Jo-Ann Morgan – Surfside Beach, SC

Danielle Muzina – Murray, KY

Christopher Rivera – Orlando, FL

Kristine Schneider – The Woodlands, TX

Egor Shokoladov – Port Angeles, WA

Diane Speight – Winder, GA

Jacob Tate – Bloomington, IN

Nathan Taves – Columbia City, IN

Stuart Tessler – Isle of Palms, SC

Kaitlin West – Denton, TX

Dylan Wilson – Augusta, GA

Elaine Wilson – Silver Spring, MD

Lauren Yandell – Pearland, TX




Calendar of Events 

June 15, 2022 - Entry deadline 

July 18 - Notification letters sent to artists

On or before August 15 - Delivery deadline for accepted works 

September 2–October 7 - Exhibition on view  

September 2, 2022, from 6-8 PM - Awards presentation and reception

October 21 – Deadline for artwork to be picked up. Return shipment can take up to 2 weeks after the closing date of show to be shipped due to the volume of artwork.


Friday, September 2, 2022 - 6:00pm to Friday, October 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 506 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901