NOPA member Hamrick on magazine’s southern art ‘superstars’ list

The Oxford American, a National Magazine Award-winning quarterly that is published by the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., has included NOPA member Frank Hamrick of Ruston, La. in its “100 under 100: New Superstars of Southern Art” list.

The work of Hamrick, photography coordinator for Ruston’s Louisiana Tech University School of Art, is featured on the magazine’s website, in connection with its latest print issue. The February 2012 issue focuses on the “Visual South.”

All artists listed by the Oxford American were nominated by fellow artists. Hamrick thanked Jim Sherraden, curator at Hatch Show Print of Nashville TN, for his nomination. Hatch is a letterpress print shop renowned for music posters that it has printed for well over a century.

The Ruston photographer noted that it was also great to see peers on the magazine’s list, including photographers Angela WestEliot Dudik and Gyun Hur.

Meanwhile, Hamrick noted that he will be leading two bookmaking workshops in coming months, including:

  • A six-session bookmaking  workshop at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La., from March 20 through April 4. The workshop sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on the classes, you may visit the museum website
  • A two-week paper-making and book arts workshop at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland NC, from Sunday, June 24 through Friday, July 6. More information can be found at the Penland website

Hamrick’s latest handmade book, “Letters Never Sent,” is available via the his online shop at Etsy.

Image: “Charlotte’s Chair” by Frank Hamrick.