David Harmon not only teaches art, he creates it, submits it-and wins awards for it. In 2009 Harmon has had two works accepted at juried art shows, and one of those pieces was awarded third place in the show. "Few of our students realize how much competition there is in the arts," said Harmon, a professor in the Sterling College Art and Design Department. "But the competition to get work accepted at juried shows and then considered for awards is good for us- as artists and as people."
Harmon's landscape drawing titled "Cavernous" was accepted and awarded third place at the 9th annual American Juried Landscape Exhibition hosted by the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, where it is on exhibition through October 18. The juror for the exhibition was Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D., a professor of art history at Montgomery College. Harmon's "Cavernous" depicts 1,100 year old Native American pictographs. With an oriental sumi-brush technique, the ink-on-paper piece shows a recess in a cavern where art might be found. It is one of Harmon's many works that focus on his interest in carved rock, also known as Indian writing.