Huckaby among winners of prestigious Smithsonian portrait competition, votes could result in People’s Choice Award

Huckaby, an assistant professor of painting in the Department of Art and Art History, joined UTA in 2009

A University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of art has been named among seven award winners of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 hosted by The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.


“It is definitely a great honor to be one of the artists recognized in a competition that is so highly selective,”

-Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby earned a commendation for “Sedrick, Sed, Daddy,” a self-portrait painting. A cash prize will be given to each of the winners announced on Friday, March 11 in Washington, D.C.

“I’m simply humbled by the experience and look forward to sharing my work with people across the nation.”

-Sedrick Huckaby

Huckaby will return to the National Portrait Gallery this summer to lead a discussion about his work.

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