I am new to painting, starting in 2013, and entered my first ArtPrize submission in 2014. I have sold many of my pieces to private collections, including successful sales at previous ArtPrize competitions and the recent 2018 ArtPrize Collector's Show. I have had my work accepted in juried shows such as Grand Rapids Regional Artfest, Holland Artfest, and Greater Michigan Art Exhibition. My first solo show occured in March 2018 where I was the featured artist at Atom Art Gallery in Ferndale, MI. Thirty-four of my paintings were showcased for the entire month at that gallery under the show title of "Hammers, Knives, and Pretentious Latin Titles: The Art of Dirk Hughes". I also blog about my evolution as a new painter and my search for a unique artistic voice at www.americandreamartproject.wordpress.com.
Dirk's ArtPrize Entries
These are Dirk's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.