Marshall Harris Wins 2013 Hunting Art Prize

                 Marshall Harris Wins 2013 Hunting Art Prize

  PR Newswire

  HOUSTON, May 6, 2013

HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced that "Round Up"
B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942 by Fort Worth artist Marshall Harris
is the winner of the $50,000 Hunting Art Prize for 2013.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130506/DA07964 )

The life-size graphite drawing was selected from over 100 finalists in the
33rd annual award program, which is sponsored by the global oil services
company and is the most generous annual art prize in North America for
painting and drawing.

The announcement came during an evening awards gala on Saturday, May 4, at the
Friedkin Companies Campus, Gulf States Toyota, in Houston.

"Being recognized through this platform is such an extraordinary honor, and I
couldn't be more thankful to Hunting for all they have done to expand and
broaden the reach of so many artists through the course of this competition,"
said Harris. "The Hunting Art Prize has generously boosted the careers of some
well-deserving individuals over the years, and it is very humbling, to say the
least, to be included among such a strong and talented group of winners."

Harris explores texturally beautiful elements and subjects related to history,
humanity, and social dynamics by creating elaborate, life-size drawings as
well as large sculptural installations and assemblies using found objects,
lighting, motors, sound, and video.

His works have been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout
Texas and across the nation. His art is currently being displayed at the Mary
Tomas Gallery in Dallas and the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California.

Harris has been published on several occasions. He earned a Bachelor of Fine
Arts from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth as well as a Master of Fine
Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

For more information about the 2013 winner, visit:
http://marshallharrisstudios.com

The Hunting Art Prize is open to amateur, up-and-coming, and established
artists in Texas who are 18 years of age or older. This year's competition saw
more than 1,600 entries from a number of cities and towns throughout the
state. Submissions underwent a two-tiered jury process, after which nationally
respected judges from Texas, Tennessee, and Delaware selected Harris' work as
the winner.

On behalf of the 2013 competition, Hunting PLC will present a charitable
contribution at an upcoming event to New Danville, a self-sustaining,
master-planned community supporting adults with intellectual and developmental
disabilities. This is the second consecutive year the nonprofit has been
selected as the Hunting Art Prize charity.

For more information on the prize, visit www.huntingartprize.com .

About the 2013 Hunting Art Prize Charity New Danville is a self-sustaining,
master-planned community where adults with intellectual and developmental
disabilities can live, learn, and work with their non-disabled peers. By
bringing together like-minded individuals through educational programs and
enrichment activities, the charitable organization provides a safe and caring
environment that encourages independence and personal growth. For further
information, visit http://newdanville.org/ .

About Hunting PLC Hunting PLC is an international oil services company
providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns.
Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London
Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk .

Website: http://marshallharrisstudios.com
Website: http://www.huntingartprize.com
Website: http://www.hunting.plc.uk
Website: http://newdanville.org
Contact: Shari King, (713) 869-4939, shari@fusefive.com
 
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