Visionary Awards: What a Blast

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Posted March 28, 2011 by Anthony Mariani in Blotch

First of all, thanks to everyone, all 200-plus of you, who came to Artspace 111 last Thursday night for our inaugural Visionary Awards. And thanks, in general, to all of our readers and supporters –– on that Thursday night on the other side of town, at Central Market specifically, Weekly friends and employees and music lovers were out in force for a show by Kevin Aldridge and Blackland River Devils as part of our and Central Market’s free weekly outdoor concert series, Thursday Night Live. We couldn’t do anything without you guys, and we thank you all from the bottom of our collective journalism-and-arts-lovin’ heart.

 

Thanks to Seryn for plugging in at Artspace 111 and blowing everyone away, and congrats to our Visionary Awards honorees: photorealist Michelle Brandley, filmmaker Andrew Disney, and multimedia artist Micah Yarborough. Congrats also to Jordan Roberts, whose label design for the forthcoming Visionary Brew, brewed by Rahr & Sons Brewing Company to commemorate our Visionary Awards, was the popular favorite based on the votes of attendees. View the five finalist designs below and also some images of the event. See you next year.

Jordan Roberts' mystical theme won over attendees' hearts and minds.

Jordan Roberts' mystical theme won over attendees' hearts and minds.

 

 

Matthew Irwin's design has a charming Victorian sophistication.

Matthew Irwin's design has a charming Victorian sophistication.

Everybody loved Adam Burt's imagery -- and, of course, cow.

Everybody loved Adam Burt's imagery — and, of course, cow.

Jeremy Hughes conjures up ancient Egypt with his design.

Jeremy Hughes conjures up ancient Egypt with his design.

Simplicity -- and curiosity -- define Paul Leicht's submission.

Simplicity — and curiosity — define Paul Leicht's submission.

(From left to right) Andrienne Johnson, Chris Blay, James and Sarah Lassen, Eric Stevens, and Jill Jung know how to get the party started right.

(From left to right) Andrienne Johnson, Chris Blay, James and Sarah Lassen, Eric Stevens, and Jill Jung know how to get the party started right.

Weekly family members (from left to right) Brittany Cummings, Rebecca Harris, and Cody Culberson support the home team.

Weekly family members (from left to right) Brittany Cummings, Rebecca Harris, and Cody Culberson support the home team.

Chris Maunder and Kay Futrell are tight.

Chris Maunder and Kay Futrell are tight.

The early birds are prepared for some stage announcement action.

The early birds are prepared for some stage announcement action.

Diana and James Nichols enjoy Artspace 111's sculpture garden. And some fine adult beverages.

Diana and James Nichols enjoy Artspace 111's sculpture garden. And a fine adult beverage.

Visionary Andrew Disney (right) accepts his fat check from Weekly marketing manager Dana Crumbliss and yours truly.

Visionary Andrew Disney (right) accepts his fat check from Weekly marketing manager Dana Crumbliss and yours truly.

Visionary Michelle Brandley does likewise.

Visionary Michelle Brandley does likewise.

A pre-fat-check-receivin' Micah Yarborough (right) enjoys the balmy air with Nicole Reagan and fellow out-there Fort Worth artist Richie Budd.

A pre-fat-check-receivin' Micah Yarborough (right) enjoys the balmy air with Nicole Reagan and fellow out-there Fort Worth artist Richie Budd.

David Cavaliero and Devon Nowlin made the scene.

David Cavaliero and Devon Nowlin made the scene.

Weekly family members (from left to right) Evan Vanderbilt, Kelley Wise, Mrs. Evan Vanderbilt, Erin, and John Overcash are ready for some cocktaillllllllls.

Weekly family members (from left to right) Evan Vanderbilt, Kelley Wise, Mrs. Evan Vanderbilt, Erin, and John Overcash are ready for some cocktaillllllllls.

In medias partie (from left to right): Laurie Williams, Darien George, Jeremy Byrd, and Maggie Estes.

In medias partie (from left to right): Laurie Williams, Darien George, Jeremy Byrd, and Maggie Estes.

(From left to right) Molly Walker, Erin Burt, Adam Burt, and Jake Walker are so flippin' ready.

(From left to right) Molly Walker, Erin Burt, Adam Burt, and Jake Walker are so flippin' ready.


6 Comments


  1.  
    Anthony

    Photos by Robert Hart.




  2.  

    Hey did anybody else notice that the so-called original artwork of the winning entry from Jordan Brown is a direct ripoff of a woodcut from M. Jean Belot in1649, later translated to English by Richard Saunders? No not an allusion to it, but an exact duplicate precisely as it appears in Physiognomie and Chiromancie, London: Nathaniel Brooke, 1671, p. 51. Wow, now that’s some serious visionary work there! There must have been some remote viewing involved.




  3.  

    Correction: Jordan Roberts. Not Jordan Brown.




  4.  
    Jordan Roberts

    You’re exactly right Psychotic. It’s a publicly open image meaning it has no rights holder therefor open to public use for whatever. What I did is no different than using royalty free stock imagery to create a design which is done everyday in graphic design. Is it what I would have liked to have ultimately submitted? No. But time was a factor and using this essentially royalty free image is what I went with. I had no clue it would win and if I had been given the opportunity I would have replaced the image with an illustration of my own which I am beyond capable of doing so essentially that was an FPO or in laymans terms For Placement Only.




  5.  
    Psychotic Advisor

    Thanks Jordan,
    I apologize for my snarkiness. I was not feeling well that day and immediately felt badly for having posted such a rant. Please accept my apology and allow me to make amends.




  6.  
    jeff.prince

    Civility in the comments section? What a concept.





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