Leigh Anne Lester Wins 2011 Hunting Art Prize

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HOUSTON,TX.- The graphite drawing was selected from 110 finalist pieces in the 31st 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, April 30, at the Friedkin Corporate Campus, Gulf States Toyota, in Houston. Lester focuses her work on addressing the genesis of genetic modification and its aftereffects. Her pieces have been shown in solo exhibitions throughout Texas and across the nation, and have garnered notable reviews in a range of publications, including New York Arts Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle. “I´m honored to have been selected among such a distinguished group of artists, ” Lester said after the announcement. “I am also very grateful to Hunting for this recognition, and will do my best to honor