57th Annual Voertman Competition

Lightwell Gallery
April 1, 2017 to April 15, 2017


For information on the 2018 Voertman Art Competition, please click here.

A juried exhibition of art by UNT students since 1960.

Juried by Cindi Strauss
Sara and Bill Morgan Curator
of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston


Wednesday, April 5, 5-7 pm
Award Announcements, 5 pm
Juror's gallery talk, 5:30 pm
Pizza and Q&A, 6:15 pm

About the Exhibition

The annual Voertman Competition at CVAD is a time-honored celebration of artistic achievement and promise. The Voertman Competition is a juried exhibition open to all currently enrolled CVAD students. Started in 1960 by Mr. Paul Voertman, founder of Voertman’s store, the exhibition is juried each year by an accomplished arts professional and provides students with real-world experience. Since 1960, thousands of artists have exhibited their works and hundreds have received cash prizes sponsored by Voertman’s store.

About the Juror

Cindi Strauss is the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design and Assistant Director, Programming at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She received her B.A. with honors in art history from Hamilton College and her M.A. in the history of decorative arts from the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons School of Design. At the MFAH, Cindi is responsible for the acquisition, research, publication, and exhibition of post-1900 decorative arts, design, and craft. Recent exhibitions include Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection (2014); Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection (2012); Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal (2011); and Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection (2008). She has authored or contributed to catalogues and journals on decorative arts and design topics and has been a frequent lecturer at museums nationwide.


Cash prizes for this exhibition are sponsored by Voertman's store.