After receiving more than 60 entries from talented Central Texas
artists, Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. announced, Austin glass artist Morgan
Graff has won Hanger’s “ARTroduction to Austin” art competition.
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In August 2010, Hanger launched a region-wide art competition called
“ARTroduction” that encouraged artists from Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays,
Travis and Williamson counties to compete for a $10,000 commission and the
opportunity to display artwork at Hanger’s new corporate headquarters at,
The Domain, for approximately 2 years. The work will eventually be auctioned
off to benefit a local nonprofit organization.
The winner and nine other finalists were selected through a juried
process that included Hanger Orthopedic Group president and chief executive
officer Tom Kirk. The finalists each received a $500 prize and had their
artwork displayed at a reception attended by more than 250 community leaders
and Hanger employees on Nov. 16. Hanger’s employees nationwide also had
the opportunity to get involved by voting for their favorite artwork to receive
a $1,000 Employee Choice Award.
“The ARTroduction art competition confirmed for us that the Austin
region is clearly a creative and innovative community,” Kirk stated in a
press release. “Though all entries impressed and inspired us, Mrs.
Graff’s ability to visually and conceptually capture the history of Hanger
Orthopedic Group as well as the theme ‘Moving Lives Forward’ is quite
extraordinary. We appreciate Mrs. Graff offering her talents to tell our
company’s and our patients’ incredible stories.”