46th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

Courtesy Matthew Hughes







by Sarah Holloway

video by Colton Rowe

The 46th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show will feature three works of art from Cameron University. Two Art majors and one professor submitted their work and were accepted into the show.

Junior Jonathon Daoang and sophomore Matthew Hughes were the students selected to be a part of the show. Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren was also selected to show her piece.

The entry process to get into the show was simple. Prospective artists just had to email photos of their work in and also send in an entry fee.

Daoang submitted his composition, titled “Oni Totem” a 22”x30” carbon pencil drawing. Liontas-Warren submitted a 20”x8” stone lithograph titled, “Who Sees Who.” Hughes submitted a 20”x30” charcoal drawing that he titled “Anticipation.”


According to Hughes, inspiration can come from many places for artists. It could be their surroundings, events that have occurred in their life or even the people around them.

“The composition is a close up of my hand, my wife’s hand and my son’s hand, all resting on my wife’s pregnant stomach. This piece was my assignment from Drawing II last spring,” he said. “I like to portray my family in my art, as they are the most important thing to me and they are a deep well of inspiration.”

For many artists, being accepted into a show or exhibit is an honor because there are hundreds — perhaps even thousands — of people entering, all for the hope that their composition might be chosen for the show.

Hughes said that artists submit their work to shows not only for the honor of having been accepted, but also to get their name out in the art world.

“I knew I needed to start getting my name out there at some point, so I entered the show and I’m very glad I did,” he said. “It is really an honor to be chosen as a participant in this show. This honor feels like validation that I am on the right path with my major.”

This year’s guest juror is Richard Ash III. Ash is the Museum Director at Midwestern State University, located in Wichita Falls.

The Sculpture Purchase Award is $2000, and two awards will be given out. There is also the Drawing Purchase Award, valued at $800. The purchased art will remain at Del Mar College as part of a permanent exhibit.

The Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show will be on exhibit in the Joseph A. Cain Gallery at Del Mar College. The show will have an opening reception on Feb. 17 and will run until May 4.

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