Jill Pankey, a lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos, has received two national awards from the Manhattan Arts International Gallery in New York and the Bancroft & Dillon gallery in Cohasset, Mass.Manhattan Arts International awarded Pankey the Award of Excellence for her oil-on-canvas painting titled “Remembering.” The work was part of the 2008 Manhattan art show themed “The Healing Power of Art.”
The Bancroft & Dillon Gallery awarded Pankey Second Prize for her pen-and-ink work titled “After All This Pondering I Get Such a Headache. Like an illustration for a bizarre text on cognitive disorders, Pankey’s humorous, detailed ink drawing shows a head from above, open at the top and crammed with diverse items. The work was part of the juried National Drawing Show at the gallery’s South Shore Art Center.
by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service