Brent Funderburk, a Mississippi State University faculty member since 1982, has had artworks accepted into several national and international exhibitions in Fall, 2015.

“Today” a watercolor painting by Brent Funderburk, has received the “First Prize” award  (and $1800) in the 42nd Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Juror Mark E. Mahaffey of Michigan chose 66 works from 665 entries for the show that will be presented at the Foothills Art Center of Golden, CO from September 19 to October 25, 2015. (links)

Before / After the Fall

Funderburk’s watercolor painting “Flying World” has been chosen as one of 233 of 3,779 international entries for inclusion in the 2015-2016 Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial to be exhibited at the Shenzhen Art Museum/Luohu Cultural Center from December 5, 2015 to January 7, 2016. Jurors include Maureen Bloomfield (USA), Chen Jian (China), Janine Gallizia (France), Jean Noble (UK), Shang Hui (China), (China), Tie Yang (China), and Joseph Zbukvic (Australia). Works selected came from 73 countries and regions. The exhibit will produce a catalog and a traveling exhibit that will tour six cities. $80,000 in prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony, dinner, and Opening Reception held on December 7, 2015.  (Shenzhen is China’s fourth largest city, with a population of over 11 million). (links)

During the summer of 2015, Brent Funderburk’s mixed media painting “Before/After the Fall” was selected by juror Ted Nuttall (AZ) to be exhibited in the 2015 Pike’s Peak International Watermedia Exhibition, in Colorado Springs, CO. 84 of 399 entries were chosen for the exhibit from June 6 to July 7, 2015. (links)    

Flame

Funderburk’s “Flame”, a watercolor painting, will be featured with 99 other works chosen from 545 entries by juror/Colorado artist/author Stephen Quiller for the 47th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition at the City of Brea Galley in Brea (Los Angeles), CA from October 17 to December 13, 2015. (links)

The 2016 Ghost Ranch Calendar Photo Contest has resulted in publishing photographs by Brent Funderburk.Accepted works include 3 of Funderburk’s images among 13 photographs chosen.. The noted education and retreat center in Abiquiu/Santa Fe, New Mexico is the former residence of noted American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Nine other photographers were selected nationwide for inclusion in the calendar. (links)

Funderburk is a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor and 2015 awardee of the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award at Mississippi State University.

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Funderburk wins top MSU research award

May 1, 2015

(Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, left, and Greg Bohach, right, vice president for agriculture, forestry, and veterinary medicine, presented art professor Brent Funderburk with the 2015 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award Thursday afternoon [April 30]. The Powe Award is the university’s top research honor and is named for the late MSU alumnus and […]

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Funderburk receives highest university honor

April 29, 2015

MSU’s 2014-15 faculty award honorees include (seated, from left) Karyn Brown, Nancy Fultz, and Frances McDavid, (standing, from left) Veera Gude, Lindsey Peterson, Jared Keeley, and Brent Funderburk. The honors were presented by MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jeff Davis (standing, second from left) and Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert (at far right). […]

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Funderburk Wins Award in International Art Show and Appears in Creative Quarterly

April 9, 2015

Brent Funderburk, professor of Art at Mississippi State University, has a series of his artworks presented in the current Spring 2015 issue #37 of “Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design”. British painter Nathan Walsh selected “New Solar Myths– Dreams of Palladio” to appear in the Professional Fine Art area of the international publication. […]

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Funderburk Lectures in Santa Fe, NM, and Jackson, MS

November 7, 2014

  Brent Funderburk, Professor of Art at Mississippi State University, will present “Infinite Simplicity: Readings from Robert Henri’s The Art Spirit” at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. The illustrated talk is part of the presentation of the exhibition Spanish Sojourns- Robert Henri and the Spirit […]

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Anderson Museum features Funderburk’s ‘New Solar Myths’

February 12, 2014

  For artist Brent Funderburk, color is not an option. When someone says a word using the letter “x,” he sees a coppery hue; when the number “5” appears on a bank draft it is always a blue-black color. “My eyes are as much on the inside as outside,” said the Mississippi State University professor, […]

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Department of Art professor in national publication

August 28, 2013

“When My Ship Comes In,” a watercolor painting by Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator in the Department of Art, was chosen by jurors to appear in the fall 2013 issue of Creative Quarterly: The Journal for Visual Art and Design. The artist was one of fifteen works selected by jurors as a winner in […]

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Department of Art professor joins consultation team in New Mexico

August 26, 2013

In July 2013 Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator in the Department of Art, was asked to join a team of staff members, art and landscape consultants to nurture the development of programs at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in New Mexico, which opened in July. Funderburk worked with Clayton Bass, CEO; Linda Milbourn, managing […]

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Art professor featured in Ghost Ranch calendar

August 22, 2013

Professor Brent Funderburk’s color photograph “Predawn” is featured in the 2014 Ghost Ranch Calendar. A team of jurors selected his work from hundreds sent nationwide to be included in a calendar marking seasons at the Abiquiu, N.M., former home of noted American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center is a dynamic learning […]

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Funderburk to speak on Walter Anderson at three museums in 2013-2014

August 19, 2013

Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University, will present an illustrated talk, “Walter Anderson’s Symphony of Animals,” at the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) in Jackson on Nov. 19, 2013, as a part of the “Unburied Treasures” series at the museum. There will also be a live […]

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