News | Hunting Art Prize


HOUSTON, February 16, 2015 – Hunting PLC announced that 110 artists have been selected to move on to the final round of judging in the 2015 Hunting Art Prize in which participants vie for a $50,000 award. The competition, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, is the largest prize in the category of painting and drawing available in North America.

The panel of jurors that narrowed the submissions to the final 110 participants will reconvene in April for the second phase of the two-tiered jury process. The 2015 winner will be announced at the Hunting Art Prize gala on May 2.

The artists, who come from more than 35 cities and towns throughout the state of Texas, are:

• Seth Alverson, Houston
• Musetta Aponte, Schertz
• Viveka Barnett, Houston
• Jeana Baumgardner, Austin
• Heather Bause, Houston
• Myla Bertinot, Houston
• Chris Bingham, Dallas
• William Binnie, Dallas
• Penelope Bisbee, Dallas
• Sara Braswell, Midland
• Alice Leora Briggs, Lubbock
• Hebe Brooks, Houston
• Tracie Brownlee, Houston
• Jeremy Burks, Austin
• Todd Camplin, Jefferson
• Bryan Carter, La Porte
• Mary Case, Spring
• Armando Castelan, Houston
• Lindy Chambers, Bellville
• John Chinn, Lubbock
• Georgia Clarke, Fort Worth
• Jeff Crosby, Austin
• Terry Crump, Houston
• Steven DaLuz, San Antonio
• Fabio D'aroma, Sugar Land
• Hannah Dean, Slaton
• Andrew Scott DeJesse, Amarillo
• Craig Dunlavey, Dripping Springs
• Lindsey Dunnagan, Grapevine
• Fidencio Duran, Austin
• Joey Fauerso, San Antonio
• Tommy Fitzpatrick, Austin
• Lance Flowers, Houston
• Denise Fulton, Austin
• Megan Harrison, San Antonio
• Lauren Hensens, Denton
• Gary J. Hernandez, Spring
• Mira Hnatyshyn, San Antonio
• Lan Hoang, Houston
• Riley Holloway, Dallas
• Katy Horan, Austin
• Syraya Horton, San Marcos
• Jimmy Houston, Houston
• Michael Hubbard, Midland
• Gerard Huber, Dallas
• Erika Huddleston, Dallas
• Carol Ivey, Fort Worth
• John Jenkins, Houston
• Rufino Jimenez, Dallas
• Harvey Johnson, Houston
• Carmen Cartiness Johnson, San Antonio
• Anna Elise Johnson, Houston
• Drew Johnson, Austin
• Natalie Jones, Houston
• Soomin Jung, San Antonio
• Susan Kemner Reed, Austin
• Mary Carol Kenney, The Woodlands
• Beryl Kerwick, Austin
• Robert Kinsell, Fort Davis
• Pat Kochan, Dallas
• Padaric Kolander, Austin
• Laura Lark, Houston
• Joan Laughlin, Houston
• Greg Lewallen, Waco
• Lulu Lin, Houston
• Katie Maratta, Austin
• Mauro Martinez, Laredo
• Sheri Mays, Austin
• Robert McCoy, Houston
• Elizabeth McDonald, Austin
• Leslie McDonald, Jr., Houston
• Pat McEnery, Houston
• Vickie McMillan, The Woodlands
• Robert Melton, Austin
• Venu Menon, Dallas
• Matt Messinger, Houston
• Courtney Miles, Dallas
• Maud Morgan, Austin
• Shayne Murphy, Houston
• Victor Ortiz, Houston
• Sarah Painter, Johnson City
• Serena Painter, Johnson City
• Gina Palacios, Austin
• Nola Parker, Austin
• Kevin Peterson, Houston
• Page Piland, Bellaire
• Katie Rose Pipkin, Austin
• Edward Povey, Wimberley
• Fernando Ramirez, Cypress
• Lynn Randolph, Houston
• Ted Reves, Sugar Land
• Shaun Roberts, Nacogdoches
• Christian Rodriguez, Mission
• Elizabeth Sapre, Tomball
• Natasha Schulze, Fort Worth
• Anne Shaffer, San Antonio
• Caroline Sharpless, Houston
• Tom Shefelman, Austin
• Russell Stephenson, San Antonio
• Christopher Troutman, Beaumont
• Roxana Tuff, New Braunfels
• Gary Uribe, Fort Worth
• Kristen Van Patten, Pflugerville
• Taylor Waldt, Bellaire
• Robert Wardle, Fairview
• Jason Webb, Austin
• Don Wink, Lubbock
• Martin Wnuk, Houston
• Albert Wong, El Paso
• Deanna Wood, Denton

At a separate event following the gala to announce the winner, Hunting PLC will present a charitable contribution on behalf of the competition – and the artists who have entered to participate – to Patriot PAWS.

This is the second consecutive year the nonprofit has been selected as the Hunting Art Prize charity. The organization is dedicated to inspiring and restoring the physical and emotional independence of disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities.

Hunting PLC moved the Hunting Art Prize to Houston in 2006 after a quarter century in the United Kingdom, where it emerged as one of Great Britain's top art awards. It is open to artists throughout Texas who are at least 18 years of age.

For more information on the prize, visit

About the 2015 Hunting Art Prize Charity
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit entity providing service dogs to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities at no cost in an effort to inspire and restore physical and emotional independence. Depending on the needs of each individual, service dogs complete a customized training program and learn to perform a variety of functions, including supporting patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. For further information, visit

About Hunting PLC
Hunting PLC is an international oil services company that manufactures, supplies, and distributes equipment to enable the extraction of oil and gas. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit