Juror talking with students during the 2012 Voertman Competition. 2012 Voertman Competition, Gallery Talk with juror Clint Wilhour

53rd Annual Voertman Student Art Competition

Apr 9, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013

Juried by Lisa Hatchadoorian, Independent Curator, New York City

Join us as we celebrate Denton business support for the arts with the 53rd Annual Voertman Student Art Competition, supported by Voertman’s store, “a North Texas tradition since 1925.” The Voertman Competition is synonymous with student excellence in the College of Visual Arts and Design, featuring a juried selection of must-see new works in all media by undergraduate and graduate students.


Juror's Talk
Thursday, 4/4, 4 - 5 pm
Art Building Room 223

Award Ceremony and Pizza Reception
Tuesday, 4/16, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lightwell Gallery


The annual Voertman Competition at CVAD is a time-honored celebration of artistic achievement and promise. The Voertman Competition is a juried exhibition, displayed in the UNT Art Gallery and 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. Today, prizes are sponsored by Voertman’s store as well as individual donors and CVAD programs and are awarded by the juror at his or her discretion.


Submissions are closed; thank you for your participation!


Lisa Hatchadoorian is currently the curator at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY. She has a B.A. in Art History and Music from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art from Bard College. Ms. Hatchadoorian has over a decade of experience in curating, conceiving, and writing about contemporary art exhibitions in the corporate, non-profit, and academic sectors. She has been a visiting lecturer at Casper College and has taught art historical classes at Rowan University in NJ as well. She has written reviews for New Art Examiner and Exit Express. She has worked on major exhibitions of David Bradley (New Mexico), Karen Kitchel (California), Tracy Linder (Montana), Richard Renaldi (New York), and Jamie Burmeister (Nebraska).


UNT Art Galleries spring 2013 programs are made possible by the College of Visual Arts and Design, the CVAD Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, the Texas Commission on the Arts and Voertman's.