Opening Reception: April 12, 4-6pm
April 12- April 30, 2017
Awards Ceremony: April 19, 3pm
The ASAE features a guest curated exhibition of UMW studio art students’ work. This year the guest juror is distinguished artist and Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland, Hasan Elahi. Each year student artwork is purchased from the exhibition to become part of the UMW Galleries permanent art collection through the Melchers Gray Purchase Award. The recipient of this award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on April 19th.
Melchers Gray Purchase Award: Emily Dabbs, Trophy Nights, 2017. Fabric, plaster, foam core, nail polish, paint.
Emil R. Schnellock Award for Excellence in Painting: Haleigh Fitzpatrick-Owen, Karen Cassine, 2017. Oil on canvas.
Ann Elizabeth Collins Memorial Art Award: Martha Keegan, Diamond Back & Sidewinder, 2017. Cotton, copper nails, bleach.
Award of Excellence: Emily Dabbs, Umbilical, 2017. Thread, fabric, pins, wood, plaster.
Award of Excellence: Lily Radolinski, I Forgot I Was Time Capsuled, 2017. Digital double exposed photograph.
Award of Excellence: Regine Eleazer, American Baggage, 2017. Stoneware.
Award of Excellence: May Shorten Townley, Pearls Before Swine, 2017. Ceramic.