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May 6, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

UT Tyler Meadows Gallery Juried Student Show Award Winners Announced

Eleven art students at The University of Texas at Tyler were recognized for their work and received honors during the 2010 UT Tyler Meadows Gallery Juried Student Exhibition Awards Reception, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

Graduate student Brandon Napote of Joplin, Mo. received the 2010 Christopher Lyon Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,100. The scholarship is awarded to a promising art student chosen by a department faculty selection committee. Each student applying for the award must exemplify the passion and dedication that was shown by the late art faculty member the award memorializes.

Junior Alicia Conway of Longview received the Best in Show Award for her piece, “Exhaustion.”

Two-dimensional award recipients and their art pieces are:

First Place – Cierra McGuckie of Celeste, “What’s Left of Me.”

Second Place – Jill Brown of Rockwall, “Three Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Miles.”

Third Place – Brianna Sutton of Mineola, “Beneath the Surface.”

Honorable Mention – Abhidnya Ghuge of Tyler, “Why Does the Water Fall.”

Honorable Mention – Suzie Shewmake of Wills Point, “Obsessive Plan.”

Three-dimensional award recipients and their art pieces are:

First Place – Abby Hicks of Tyler, “Independence and Stability.”

Second Place – Napote, “Purge.”

Third Place – Chelsey Cope of Forney, “Linear Excuses.”

Honorable Mention – Sara Bruce of Tyler, “Rose Parade.”

Honorable Mention – Courtney Hughes of Tyler, “Ophelia, Ophelia, What Sweet Dreams May Come.”

The annual student exhibition showcases the best work by UT Tyler art students during the academic year. Each student submitted up to three two- or three-dimensional pieces which were juried by the Department of Art and Art History faculty.

This year’s exhibition continues through Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the gallery.

The Meadows Gallery is located in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7250 or rsikes@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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