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LSC-Montgomery Art Instructor Receives Prestigious Art Award

Rock Stories
The beautifully detailed, photorealistic work of Denise Lorenz, instructor of art at LSC-Montgomery, earned her the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) Medal of Honor and Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Memorial Award for Works on Paper.
Denise Lorenz, adjunct art professor at Lone Star College-
Montgomery, was awarded the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) Medal of Honor and Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Memorial Award for Works on Paper, for one of her photorealistic rock drawings in colored pencil.

The N.A.W.A., which is located in the heart of the New York art scene, is the oldest women’s art organization in the country, with over 850 members nationwide. They have been empowering, promoting, supporting and encouraging women artists since 1889.

The N.A.W.A. celebrated its 125th anniversary with a member’s exhibition at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, in New York City, in October.  There were over 290 art works exhibited, with winners awarded in categories including painting, works on paper, printmaking and photography, and mixed media.

Lorenz’s submission is the 27th drawing in a continuing series of varied rocks that emphasize texture and color. The rocks, mixed with the actions of wind and water, assemble for a moment in time on the beach, with reflections of capturing a hidden geologic history in them.

“I’ve always loved the landscape as a subject matter,” Lorenz said. “And this award validates the direction I was going because I was questioning my continuation of the rocks, and the photo realistic work I’ve come back to doing after so many years of nonobjective work.”

Lorenz is still in awe at the announcement of her winning, but feels this is the most exciting award she could ever receive. Now that she is retired from full-time work, she intends to continue drawing and shooting for the stars, with hopes for winning more awards.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
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