Austin Art Boards - Judges - 2016

Nick Ramos - Georgetown Art Center

Nick Ramos is originally from Brazil, but has called Texas home for the past 10 years. He attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and later established Graphismo, a graphic design and illustration studio based in Georgetown, Texas. His design work has received several awards from the American Graphic Design Awards, Creative Quarterly Magazine, Logo Lounge and more. In 2008, he was invited to join Georgetown Art Works, the local non-profit arts organization responsible for making the Georgetown Art Center a reality. As part of the organization he coordinated the “Banner Project”, a public art project that featured the works of 54 Artists from across the USA and abroad. .In 2010, he became the coordinator for the Art Hop, the statewide arts competition. As the Georgetown Art Center opened its doors in late 2013, he became the Curator, where he organized dozens exhibits, until stepping down in July 2016.

Rebecca Marino – Pump Project

Rebecca Marino is gallery director of Pump Project, a nonprofit art organization based in Austin, Texas. Along with being a visual artist herself, she is also co-founder and co-editor of Conflict of Interest, an online publication highlighting literature and visual art in Texas. She is an active board member for Austin Museum Partnership and is co-chair of the Austin Museum Day committee, an annual citywide event. She teaches photography to both teens and adults at The Art School at Laguna Gloria, and graduated from Saint Edward’s University with a BA in Photocommunications as well as a minor in Art History.

Wayne Brenner – Art writer for Austin Chronicle

Wayne Alan Brenner, founder of Cafe Armageddon and Minerva’s Wreck, continues to cover the local arts scene for The Austin Chronicle as he’s been doing for more than 15 years, while adding – via visual art, performance, publishing, and basic quotidian comportment – to Austin's burgeoning trove of fascinations. Find some of his work here: