Hartwick's Von Stengel Finalist in International Competition

September 12, 2009

Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Art Joseph Von Stengel has been accepted as a finalist in the Artkudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition 2009. The winners have not yet been chosen. The exhibition will be open online on August 15.

"Originality and artistic quality were the main, but not the sole criteria, used to select the final works for the exhibition," organizers said. "Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, also contributed to [the] decision. Moreover, we tried to include a variety of media, subjects, and artistic styles. From the 1,176 works of art submitted, a total of 140 outstanding works of art were chosen for the exhibition."

Countries represented in the show include: Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States. To view the finalists and award winners, visit on or after August 15.

The Art Kudos competition is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work. A total of $3,750 will be awarded in the 2009 competition.

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