Our second national juried exhibition, Shorelines brings together artists from all over the state and nation to celebrate coastal life, no matter the medium. Entries were juried by award-winning artist Larry Felder, and prizes will be awarded by Rene Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. 

See prize winners, juror info and exhibiting artist list below.

Grand Prize - $2,000 + Southwest Art AwardRobin Gibson, State College, PA
First Prize - $1,000: Sylvia Benitez, Seguin, TX
Second Prize - $700: Cande Aguilar, Brownsville, TX
Third Prize - $300: David Freeman, McAllen, TX

Honorable Mentions: 
Robin Dru Germany, Slaton, TX
Dan Hittleman, Melville, NY
Tim McCourt, Mississippi State, MS
Melissa Mohammadi, Austin, TX
Al Moore, Winnsboro, TX
Greg Reuter, Corpus Christi, TX

Prize Juror Rene Paul Barilleaux is currently Chief Curator and Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. Prior to joining the McNay in 2005, Barilleaux held a number of gallery and museum leadership positions including Chief Curator at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Curator of Exhibitions at the Madison Art Center in Wisconsin, and Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Holography in New York City. He received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York City in 1981.

Barilleaux has organized numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and alternative media; written, edited, and designed related publications; taught, lectured,and consulted; and been active in many facets of museum administration and the visual arts. 

 Entries Juror Larry Felder is a former resident of the Texas Coastal Bend where he owned and operated Felder Gallery in downtown Rockport. After relocating to Costa Rica, Felder Gallery moved to Port Aransas where his son Rob continues to exhibit new and recognized talent from across the state and beyond.

Felder studied painting at the University of Texas under Michael Frary, and spent several years as a creative director for commercial advertising. Today he is known for his large carefully rendered paintings of coastal scenes and reflective water, receiving numerous awards and commissions for his work. Always influenced by coastal scenery, Felder continues to work diligently from Central America, publishing regularly to his blog An Artist Moves to Costa Rica at


2011 Shorelines Biennial Exhibiting Artists:

Cande Aguilar
June Ainsworth
Gema Herrero Barclay
Christine Beirne
Sylvia Benitez
Shirley Blackman
Linda Bourgault
Mimi Braniff
Ewoud de Groot
Angalee DeForest
William Dellandre
Anita Diebel
Kurt Dyrhaug
Stephen Fisher
Susan Fitzsimmons
Susan Forrest
David Freeman
Berry Fritz
Robin Dru Germany
Robin Gibson
Caroline Gore
Bobbi Gress
Don Griffin
Shirley Harrison
Pam Heidt
Dan Hittleman
Wallace Hughes
Caro Jackson
Fred James
Billy Keen
Kraig Kiedrowski
John Koch
Jimmy Longacre
Deborah Males
Pilar Martinez
Joyce McAdams
Tim McCourt
Tim McMeans
Sally MItchell
Melissa Mohammadi
Al Moore
James Offeman
Kathy O'Rourke
Anne Peyton
Darlene Puci
Greg Reuter
Lee Ricks
Barb Robinson
John A. Roof
Laura Roux
John M. Sager
Thomas Schlotterback
Casey Sharpe
Oscar Silva
Debbie Stevens
Mickey Strider
David Vollmer
Mark White
Carolyn Whiteside
Bruce Williamson
Rick Workman