Best in Show: Amber Briggs
The Olen Bryant Sculpture Award: Alex Wurts
The Bruce Childs Printmaking Award: Cynthia Sukowati
The Charles Young Drawing Award: Laura King
The Bettye Holte New Media Award: Matt Watkins
The Becky Hall Photography Award: Lei Lani Figeroa De LaCruz
The Jim Diehr Ceramics Award: Sara Kent
The T. Max Hochstetler Painting Award: Joshua Hooper
The Philancy Holder Graphic Design Award: Stephanie Camfield
Juror’s Honorable Mention: Abigail Damer
Juror’s Honorable Mention: James Buckner
Juror’s Honorable Mention: Rachel Cunningham
Juror’s Honorable Mention: Karla Tucker
Juror’s Honorable Mention: Rebecca Fernandez
Juror’s Honorable Mention: Kayla Melton
Dr. Tony Morris will present his paper “Uncensored: The Queerly Positive Reception of Paul Cadmus’s 1937 Solo Exhibition” at the annual Midwest Art History Society Conference in St. Louis on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Professor Virginia Griswold’s Work Included in Bodytalk: 52 Views on Body, Sex, and Gender in Ebeltoft Denmark
Professor Virginia Griswold’s sculpture Table (One) has been included in Bodytalk: 52 Views on Body, Sex, and Gender at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.
Learn more about the exhibition here
On Thursday April 3 at 3 pm in MUC 303, Dr. Tamara Smithers will present “The Cult of Raphael” as part of the Provost Lecture Series.
For his PRS project, titled Art Through Relation: An Artist’s Collaboration on Campus, Zach intends to develop series of what he refers to as ”relational” artworks encompassing his (increasingly idiosyncratic) crossover approaches to painting, drawing, and sculpture. These works will culminate in an on-campus exhibition in the Fall or early Spring. Zach will be working with Professor Virginia Griswold on his project.
Art Student Macon St. Hilaire Was Selected to Present At APSU’s 9th Annual Research and Creativity Forum
On Saturday April 12 at 9 am, Macon St. Hilaire will present “When You’re Dead You’re Made”: Paintings Idols of the 27 Club as part of APSU’s 9th Annual Research and Creativity Forum in UC 305. Macon’s research was supervised by Dr. Tamara Smithers. Macon’s abstract is below.
“When You’re Dead You’re Made”: Painting Idols of the 27 Club
Macon St. Hilaire*, Dr. Tamara Smithers, Department of Art, APSU
The musicians, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse, each died at the age of twenty-seven intensifying the myth of the 27 Club. Their music guides the listener in a spiritual experience the way parables of saints instructed Christian devotees in life. Parallels between the cultural worship of music and religious veneration of martyrs led me to paint the musicians in the style of Byzantine and Medieval Icon paintings. Moreover my interest in art history and conservation led me to study the methods and materials that medieval artists used to create their sacred images. This painting project is the result of studying a Renaissance artists’ handbook that discusses medieval techniques, viewing original icons first hand while studying abroad in London, and artistic experimentation. Beginning to paint my icons I sought materials that are readily available in my environment. I created wood panels to paint on using reclaimed fence boards mimicking the age of the icons I saw at The British Museum. Modifying store bought gelatin packets and creating a mixture of egg yolk and Kool-Aid drink mix I had created the supplies necessary to apply the images to the wood panels. As an artist, this project explores my struggle with perceived success and mortality personifying the sanctity of the musicians with my goal to create lasting memorable art. Jimi Hendrix said, “When you’re dead you’re made,” you may achieve the recognition you seek in life after death but you’re not around to know it.
Art Alumni Scholarship for Graphic Arts or Photography
Dr. Carlos Brewer, Friends of Photography Scholarship
Helena Haskell Marsh Letter Press Scholarship
Jewel Birdsong Art Collection Scholarship
Macon St. Hilaire
Bruce Childs Printmaking
Claudell Wootton Scholarship
Bruce Childs Senior Honors
Tom Malone Studio Art Scholarship
Barbara Beach Endowed Art Scholarship
Mrs. Monique Hull Scholarship Endowment
Cynthia Sukowatey and Addyson Skelton
US Bank Scholarship
Friends of the Arts Scholarship
Department of Art/Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Work Scholarship:
Savannah Bailey Rachel Prince
Amber Briggs Cynthia Sukowatey
Allison McDonoguh Karla Tucker
Katie Morgan Tyler Worthington