Michael Yankowski, professor of art at Northwestern State University, had two works of art selected for an international exhibition at the Alexandria Museum of Art.
The 30th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. There were over 250 international submissions with only 52 works selected. This year 45 artists represent 4 countries, 18 states and 44 cities.
One of only seven artists with two works, Yankowski will exhibit “Ezekial 37, Dry Bones Rise Up”, a walnut and oak tryptic which includes brass, porcelain and airbrush. It was inspired by the Old Testament scripture reading concerning the resurrection. His second work “Eternity, Everything all at once” is a mahogany construction with a hand carved bass wood heron skull and copper spider lilies. The theme is the eternal circle of life and death. Both works were on display at the Annual NSU art faculty exhibition last September. Yankowski has been a member of the NSU Art faculty for 30 years and has participated in numerous national competitions. His web site is MichaelYankowski.com
The juror was Mark Tullos Jr., former executive director of the Alexandria Museum of Art and current president and CEO of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Tullos has served as assistant secretary for the Office of State Museums and the Director of the Hilliard University Art Museum of Louisiana at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The 30th Annual September Competition will be on display June 2 through September 23. Tullos will discuss his selections and award prized at the public opening reception on June 2 from 6-8 PM at the Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street (formerly Main St.).