Pics in the Park: A Bernar Venet Photo Contest
HCP is partnering with the Texan French Alliance for the Arts and Hermann Park Conservancy for Pics in the Park.
This photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and skills.
Here's what you do:
1. Visit Hermann Park at
6201-A Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
2. Spend an hour, an afternoon, a day enjoying the park and admiring the incredible steel sculptures by Bernar Venet.
3. Take a photo or two of your experience.
4. Send them to HCP to be included in an online exhibition and for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
18 and under
1st place - Zeina Suki - $150 Gift Card
2nd place - Dina Al Khadhra - $75 Gift Card
3rd place - Gracey Wallace - $50 Gift Card
1st place - Emma Demirsu - $600
2nd place - Laurie de Leon - $300
3rd place - Helen Lin - $100
About Bernar Venet
French artist Bernar Venet's work explores many media, materials and forms of expression. From the early sixties, Venet's use of industrial drawings and mathematical diagrams in painting has been a major contribution to Conceptual Art. Venet has lived in New York for many years, and practices as an artist around the world.
For Venet, being an artist means not only painting or sculpting, but also to speculate--in art, science, philosophy, mathematics, geometry, and music. He is an internationally recognized painter, sculptor, and composer of concrete music (technologically manipulated sound), and his main interest in art is to raise questions, to push his work further and further, and to search for new approaches.
Venet has been the recipient of many awards, prizes, and honors for his career as an artist of merit. Among these are a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris, and Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, France's highest decoration. Venet has been a featured artist at the Venice Biennale, and been written about by such art critics as Thomas McEvilley and Donald Kuspit.