February 26, 2016
Jimmy Houston, Retro-Animation Artist Named as a Finalist in the Prestigious 2016 Hunting Art Prize Competition

CJL Media Arts Group is pleased to announce that native Houstonian and Retro-Animation Artist, Jimmy Houston has been named a Finalist in the prestigious 2016 Hunting Art Prize Competition with his submission “Fly Away Home.” The Hunting Art Prize is in its 36th year and is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC. The Hunting Art Prize is the most generous annual art prize in the U.S. for painting and drawing. This annual art competition is open to all Texas-based artists and awards one winner a cash prize of $50,000. A distinguished panel that review digital submissions from the applicants looking at composition, subject matter, content, originality, creativity and execution select the Hunting Art Prize Finalists. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2016 at the Hunting Art Gala. About Jimmy Houston Jimmy’s Retro Animation Art style re-evokes the ‘Baby Boomer’ era with deft strokes and colorful characters. At his core, he is storyteller, who takes the observer back to simpler, happy times and whose characters come alive on the canvas replete with every emotion, uncovering a world of wonderment and imagination. His work is ageless, timeless and brings back the joy and innocence that lies within us all. Jimmy Houston studied film and animation at the University of Texas and graduated with a degree in Radio TV Film. To see works by Jimmy Houston please visit his website: .

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