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Congratulations to the 2nd Global Art Competition Winners

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2nd Judges Biographies

Dr. Colleen Gallagher, PhD, LSW, FACHE, Throughout her career Dr. Gallagher has worked as a social worker and program director for programs serving the mentally ill and their families, persons with HIV/AIDS, and the bereaved and other vulnerable populations. As an artist, she creates watercolor paintings, and has an interest in photography and quilting (including design).  She has received Doctoral degrees in Bioethics In Health Care Professions and Social Work from The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ethics Fellowship from Georgetown University, in Washington, DC. Dr. Gallagher is the Chief and Executive Director of the Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care, and an Associate Professor, in the Department of Critical Care at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  She is the International Ethics Expert for the UNESCO Chair in Science and Technology; The International Ethics Expert for the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights; Co-Chair, Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Standing Committee, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).


Dr. Mary-Claire King is a geneticist and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  Dr. King’s major accomplishments include identifying breast cancer genes, demonstrating that humans and chimpanzees are 99% genetically identical, and applying genetic sequencing to identify victims of human rights abuses. She has worked with numerous human rights organizations, such as Physicians for Human rights and Amnesty International, to identify missing people in Latin American countries, Haiti, Rwanda, the Balkans, and the Philippines. King’s lab has also provided DNA identification for the U.S. Army, the United Nations, and the U.N.’s war crimes tribunals.

Dr. José Cosme  is Department Head of Universidad Católica of Valencia, and President of the Real y Pontificia Archicofradía of Christ our Savior in Valencia, Spain. He is also Chapter President of the Vatican Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice of Valencia.  Dr. Cosme is also General Director of Artfacts Group Technical Industries (China-Europe), Subsidiary of the Industrial ITO-SIN (Shanghai), Council Member ISEA – Institute Superior de Estudios Artísticos, Fine Arts Institute Member of Bellas Artes Academy of Valencia and Department Head at the Universidad Católica de Valencia with IVAM for the Lecture Series “Art and Technology – Latin American Art.”


Dr. Kan Tai-keung, is a world-renowned designer and artist. Dr. Kan has earned numerous awards as an artist including the Gold Award in Mercury Award and Grand Winner of Galaxy Awards. He is now the Dean of the Cheung Kong School of Art and Design at Shantou University. He is also a Fellow Member of Hong Kong Designers Association, Member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, Advisor of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, and Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Museum of Art. In 2005, Kan was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Design in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Kan’s significant contributions in design have won him a distinguished position in the world of art.


Christopher Stevens is a Professor of Art at Lone Star College.  He has Bachelor’s Degrees in Studio Art, English and Classics, and a Master’s degree in painting and sculpture, and a  Graduate Certification in Secondary Education. He has museum, theater, education and art teaching experience. His background in art includes teaching drawing and painting, installation and display of exhibitions, architectural model building and stagecraft. Mr. Stevens has also taught English and writing at the college level and secondary education level, as well as a wide variety of subjects to students from the elementary level to adult education.


Dr. Vivian Taam Wong is a Director of  Daydream Nation, a Fashion Arts House celebrated for its cross-disciplinary collaboration with other art forms including theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts.  It’s flagship stores at the Arts Centre and K11 in Hong Kong, feature the work of local artists, and run a program of creative workshops and events.  The artists, Kay and Jing, with their inspired designs and whimsical spirit, have received awards such as Vogue Italia’s ‘Vogue Talent 2010’; Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Designers Award 2009, 2011; Perspective/Cierre Italia’s ‘40 under 40’ Design Award, 2009; and White Milan’s ‘Womanswear Inside White Award’, 2008. Vivian is also Chairman of Friends of the Earth HK, which has a vision to become a leading environmental advocate for a sustainable future, offering ethical solutions to help create environmentally sustainable public policies, business practices and community lifestyles.  As a former Public Health Specialist in Population Health & Nutrition at The World Bank, she advocates social justice through daily practice from innovation to implementation.

Yechiel Michael Barilan is a practicing physician, specialist in internal medicine, and Associate Professor of Medical Education in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University.

Roberto Bilotti Ruggi D’Aragona is a member of the Scientific Comittee of the Bilotti Museum of the Aranciera of Villa Borghese in Rome. He is the founder and director of the MAB of Cosenza.


2nd Board members of the Bioethics Art Competition and their affiliations

Yvonne Denbina, Chair
Artist, Gallery owner
Garden of the Dragonfly Art Gallery


Kathleen Adey
Magazine Editor


Sabrina Camacho
Graphic Designer


Troy Cartmill
Brand Marketing & Web Development


Mary Chimarusti
Artist, Management Consultant
Grey Bear Art Gallery


Marci Clark
Retired Military, Facilitator


Delia Garcia
Educator, Consultant, Facilitator


Kate O’Connor


Cynthia Munoz
Public Relations, Marketing


Summer Sanford
Independent Business owner and Philanthropist


Professor Glenn M. Sanford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Sam Houston State University
Department of Psychology & Philosophy


J. Marie Valdez
Director of Undergraduate Studies-Art; Assistant Professor of Art/Artist at Houston Baptist University / Artist


Michael Gannon
U.S. Executive Director of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights


Fr. Joseph Tham
Professor, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights


Alberto Garcia, J.D.
Professor, Director, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

Congratulations to the 11 winners of our 1st Global Art Competition.

All artwork is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the explicit permission of the Bioethics Board.

Congratulations to the 19 Finalists of our 1st Global Art Competition

All artwork is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the explicit permission of the Bioethics Board.

1st Competition Catalog

1st Competition Judges


Roberto Bilotti Ruggi D’Aragona
Roberto Bilotti is a member of the scientific committee of the Bilotti Museum at the Aranciera of Villa Borghese in Rome. He is founder and director of the MAB of Cosenza.

Fabio De Chirico
Fabio De Chirico is Superintendent for the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage of and Superintendent of the National Gallery of Cosenza.

Jim Edwards 
Jim Edwards received his BFA and MFA degrees from the San Francisco Museum of Art and was a Rockefeller Fellow in Museum Education and Community Studies with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1973-74. Considered an authority on modern and contemporary art in the American west, Edwards has spent 35 years as a Curator and/or Museum Director at various organizations.

Gustav Kopriva 
Born in Baden-Baden Germany, Gus Kopriva has over 25 years of experience in the fine art world. Kopriva has owned commercial galleries in Berlin and Houston. Houston’s Redbud Gallery is the current base of his operations for over ten years.

Margaret Somerville
A Samuel Gale Professor of Law, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Montreal.

Ermanno Tedeschi
Ermanno Tedeschi is President of Ello Toagg Foundation of Jewish Culture and owner of Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, a major gallery in Rome, Italy.

1st Competition Board Members


Yvonne Denbina, Chair

Prof. Alberto Garcia, J.D.,
Director UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

MIchael Gannon
US Executive Director
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

Father Joseph Tham, L.C., M.D., Ph.D.

Kathleen Adey
Marci Clark
Marti Corn
Mary Chimarusti
Ben DeSoto
Delia Gonzalez Garcia
Mark Madeley
Hallie Moore
Karine Parker-Lemoyne
Summer Sanford
Marie Valdez

and Ida Stewart, who passed away January 3, 2011. The Board wishes to dedicate their efforts in her memory.

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