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7-8-2016

Erica Hitzman: Recipient of Lawrence Duckler New Arts Award

Erica Hitzman: Recipient of Lawrence Duckler New Arts Award

Blackfish Gallery is proud to announce that Erica Hitzman of Eastern Oregon University won the 1st annual Lawrence Duckler New Art Award for her piece Spill 28400 -- 59812, as determined by the popular vote of visitors to the gallery. The award is underwritten by the Duckler family and was presented by Lawrence's widow, Selma.

The award is named for Dr. Lawrence Duckler, a beloved physician, father, husband, friend and staunch supporter of the arts in Portland, who believed in the importance of arts and artists in our society and the impact of their imagination on our present and future lives.

Thanks to the 700 plus gallery goers in the show's first week who participated in the voting!!