USCB Professor named Contemporaries' Artist of the Year

Jon Goebel.

Jon Goebel from Bluffton was names the 2012 Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year award during the ninth annual CAY Soirée and Silent Auction hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries.

The event aims to promote South Carolina emerging artists, recognized more than 60 artists from across South Carolina.

“My appreciation for printmaking is deeply rooted in the processes involved with creating and printing a matrix as well as the inherent qualities of the print itself,” Goebel said.  “The medium is full of compromises and quirks, and maintains an element of unpredictability from start to finish.”

Goebel received a cash prize of $2,000 and a Contemporaries’ membership for his piece, Wolfe Attire. Event guests voted for their favorite entry, and the People’s Choice Award went to Zachary Benefield for his piece, Wedgwood. He was also presented with an award and a cash prize of $300. This year, Jasper Magazine’s State of the Art award was presented to artist Doug McAbee, and his work will be showcased in a future edition of the magazine.