Finalists for Hudgens prize are announced

DULUTH -- The Hudgens Center for the Arts announced Thursday the finalists for the Hudgens Prize visual arts competition.

The five finalists for the $50,000 prize are Ruth Dusseault of Atlanta, Hope Hilton of Winterville, Gyun Hur of Marietta, Scott Ingram of Atlanta and Jiha Moon of Atlanta.

Contest entries were received from 369 artists throughout Georgia and were judges by a three-person panel including David Kiehl, curator of Prints at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Sylvie Fortin, editor in chief of ART PAPERS magazine and Eungie Joo, director and curator of exhibitions and public programs at The New Museum.

The jury panel will again come together, on site at the Hudgens Center, to decide the final prize winner based on the works on display in the Finalists Exhibition. The $50,000 prize winner will be announced at an award celebration held in conjunction with the Finalists Exhibition opening reception Nov. 30.