Doug Waterfield
UNK Department of Art and Art History chair and associate professor, 308.865.8352 or

A handblown glass work by Chad Fonfara, University of Nebraska at Kearney assistant professor of art and art history, has been awarded first place in the 13th Annual Will’s Creek Survey.

The Will’s Creek Survey is a national juried exhibition of works of contemporary art. The exhibition will be on display in the Saville Gallery in downtown Cumberland, Md., now through Oct. 5. A public opening reception and awards ceremony took place Saturday.

Fonfara’s award-winning piece, titled “Colloquy,” received the Gloria Saville Award and $1,000. In all, $5,000 in artist awards were presented during the opening reception.

Jay Fisher, the senior curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and deputy director for Curatorial Affairs at the Baltimore Museum of Art(BMA), juried the show. As a curator, Fisher concentrates on 19th century and modern French prints and drawings.

The show is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.