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Aug. 14, 2009
Contact: Macaulay Knight Whitaker
Nawrocki’s prints accepted in exhibitions
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Tom Nawrocki, art professor at Mississippi University for Women, has had is artwork accepted into multiple shows this upcoming fall and spring.
Nawrocki has mezzotint prints in BRIDGE: East Coast USA meets East Coast Australia, 77th Exhibition of Prints sponsored by the Society of American Graphic Artists – New York. The exhibition will take place in the Frye Gallery in New South Wales, Australia.
His color intaglio prints will show in the Second Qijiang International Print Exhibition and Festival at the Chongqing Artists Association, China. The exhibition will tour the Chongqing Academy of Fine Arts and South West University in Chengdu, China.
Nawrocki’s dimensional digital prints have been accepted in the 20th North American Print Competition sponsored by the Los Angeles printmaking Society at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
"International and National printmaking competitions are the standard by which the importance of work is judged,” said Nawrocki. “These shows attract in excess of 2000 entries of which 150 or fewer prints are accepted. It is an honor to exhibit in these competitions."
Other shows his work will be featured in include the 44th National Juried Artists Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association in Louisiana, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Awards Exhibition at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel and the 11th Annual Renaissance 12 State Regional Art Competition at The Renaissance Center Visual Arts Gallery in Tennessee.
Nawrocki has taught printmaking and fiber arts at MUW since 1970. He was selected as the 2006 Visual Artist of the Year by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
His works have appeared in more than 400 state, regional, national and international art competitions. He also has participated in shows in Korea, Poland, The Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, India, Germany, The Czech Republic and many others.