Dallas-area TI retirees and TIAA members – and their spouses – were invited to display their creative talents and take part in the 2015 On My Own Time (OMOT) competition. OMOT is an employee art competition organized by the Business Council for the Arts. The council's goal is to recognize and encourage creativity, stimulate dialog and build team spirit among employees in the North Texas region. TI Retiree, Ted Houston, is TI’s representative to the Business Council for the Arts.
This year all categories (visual and literary arts) were open to TI retirees and TIAA members including the new Collaborative Category where three or more individuals can create an entry of visual art or literacy art. In the past, teams from other corporations have knitted quilts, compiled short essays, and collaborated on a painting etc..
The art exhibition of all TI entries was held at the Dallas Texins Activity Center, August 2 through 14, with the winners advancing to the region-wide exhibition at NorthPark in late September.The TI Artist Reception was August 14 at Texins. A total of 26 artists – active TIers, TI retirees, TI Contractors, and their spouses – entered 46 art objects in nine categories. The art objects were judged by Tracee Robertson, Director of the University of North Texas Art Galleries.
Please go to First Place and Honorable Mention to view the winners. The First Place winners will advance to the region-wide exhibition at NorthPark in late September.
Jim Balaze's rolled edge bowl won Best of Show. Online voting and paper ballots at Texins were combined to determine the People's Choice Award.