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43rd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition Award Winners


April 7, 2014


President’s Purchase Award
Ivy Garrenton
die Quel/e
Acrylic on canvas

Garrenton describes her work, created for her Painting II class, as a figurative piece. The multimedia design major, who plans to either pursue a master's of fine arts or work toward a career in design animation, chose not to focus on a specific theme. "Whatever comes out is whatever comes out when people look at it," she said. "It's meant to be a meditative piece."

Ivy Garrenton


Cisco Rey

VAC Purchase Award
Cisco Rey
Music Video

Rey created this personal video, which includes himself, for his Video Techniques class. He set the story to the song "Touch" by daft Punk, and chronicled the nostalgic path of a boy delighted to receive his first Nintendo console growing into an adult preferring a more sophisticated gaming system. The Nintendo unit ends up discarded, reminiscent of the forgotten toys from the film "Toy Story." "The song was a good platform for the story," said Rey, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., following a multimedia design path.


Other winners from the 43nd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition
Jerry’s Artarama Award for
Fine Art

Gary Hooper
Oil pastel
Jerry’s Artarama Award for a
Master Interpretation

Robert Smith
After Dega's Woman Bathing
Oil pastel



Vice President’s Award
Janis Benham
Mixed media


43rd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibit


Provost’s Awards

Abigail Williams
Wire and branches

Geoffrey Rueff
Headless Mermaid
Glass and wood
David Wright
Pen and ink
Jessica Powers
Hollow Body


43rd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition


John and Karen Kise Award for Graphic Design given in Memory of Dr. and Mrs. Mearl A Kise
Adam Wolfe
Social Awareness Poster
Computer generated
Anonymous Award for Photography
Diane Graham
Goldie Genevieve
Director’s Award
Emily Bartelt
In all chaos, is calculation
Paper and mixed media
Award of Excellence in memory of Dr. Samuel Coppage
Benjamin Burton
Animation Demo Reel
Constance J. Coppage Award for Watercolor
Betty Haslett
Winter Storm
Jean Peacock & Chrysler Museum of Art Award for Expressive Content
Brian Brown
Lost Child
Shelley Brooks & Chrysler Museum of Art Award for Innovation
Bernard Pettiford
Animation Demo Reel
Darrell and Sally Craig Award for Drawing
Britt Skogstad
When Kids "Cook" Snow Cones
Colored pencil
Richmond Camera & Portsmouth Museums Award for Photography
Betsy Bryan
City Lights
Lynne Hundley Award of Excellence for Mixed Media
Tyler Greenwell
Mixed media


43rd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition


Award of Excellence

For Photography
Jim Garrison
Where the Road Ends
For Painting
Sonya Brown
Sarah Elizabeth
Oil on canvas
For Graphic Design
Cristen Cottrell
Elite Compound Bow
Computer generated
For Glass
Laura Walters
The Rain Lily
For Ceramics
Dorinda Renelli
The Birches
For 2-D Design/Fundamentals
Dottie French
Self-Portrait: Texture
Mixed media



Hartung Gallery Award for Color
Brian Kershasky
The Line-Up
Marker and pencil