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Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Winners Selected

April 2, 2015
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Chancelor Havlik, of Lead, S.D., was among the artists who won a purchase award during the recent Juried UW Student Exhibition at the University of Wyoming. (UW Photo)

More than $18,000 in cash and purchase awards has been awarded to the winners of the University of Wyoming Art Museum's 40th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

The Juried Art Exhibition was on display through March 21 at the UW Art Museum. The exhibition also is an opportunity to recognize and support the artistic work of students through purchase and cash awards. As a result, many of the works will be added to the student art already seen in the President's Office, Coe Library, various on-campus departments and other locations around campus.

The creative work of UW students comes from all disciplines and includes painting, printmaking, metalwork, sculpture and graphic design. The exhibition was open to any students enrolled at UW and, for the first time, this year’s exhibition was open to in-state students enrolled through the UW Outreach School. This exhibition also is an opportunity for departments and units around campus to purchase student artwork.

The following students, listed by hometowns and art titles, won awards for their work:

Purchase Awards:

President’s Office

Casper -- Ryan Parker, “Baker City” and “Seattle.”

Gillette -- Leslea Hunt, “Suspended.”

Hong Kong, China -- Jeng Hang Kung, “Poverty.”

Office of Academic Affairs

Jackson -- Gabriel Davidson, “Untitled No. 1.”

Lander -- Korinne Thoren, “Margie.”

La Puente, Calif. -- Holly Wood, “Willing in Blue.”

Lead/Deadwood, S.D. -- Jasmine Peck, “Black and White Form.”

Office of Student Affairs

Cary, N.C. -- Jon Young, “Extrapolate.”

UW Division of Administration

Loveland, Colo. -- Molly Markow, “Divisions.”

St. Paul, Minn. -- Anna Edwards-Siess, “Connection.”

College of Arts and Sciences

Cary, N.C. -- Jon Young, “Hold II.”

UW Libraries

Casper -- Rebekah Merlino, “Light Technician.”

Jackson -- Bridger Huhn, “Fences.”

College of Education

Laramie -- Jessica Kimzey, “Riding Hood,” and Nancy Marlatt, “Stewart, The Bear.”

College of Health Sciences

Lead, S.D. -- Chancelor Havlik, “85.”

Student Educational Opportunity

Loveland, Colo. -- Molly Markow, “Communities Together.”

Information Technology

Big Horn -- Elizabeth Mendoza, “How Much We Give.”

Cheyenne -- Chloe West, “Fly Away.”

Loveland, Colo. -- Haley Stebbins, “A Beautiful Life.”

Science and Math Teaching Center

Mansfield, Texas -- Allison Plunkett, “OH MY.”

Wyoming Union

Nuuk, Greenland -- Lena Olsen, “Hairy.”

Cash Awards:

Honorable Mentions

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Anh Nguyen, “A Computer Dreams About the Human World.”

Laramie -- Chavawn Kelly, “Pathos.”

Juror’s Award

Nuuk, Greenland -- Lena Olsen, “Hairy.”

Margaret Arth Award for Excellence

Lander -- Korinne Thoren, “Ruby.”

UW Art Museum National Advisory Board Award

Sheridan -- Lacey Fisher, “Composite 1.”

FMC Honors Award

Casper -- Rebekah Merlino, “Light Technician.”

Student Art League Cash Award

Gillette -- Leslea Hunt, “Suspended.”

Edington Family Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts

Jackson -- Bridger Huhn, “Ecology Views.”

Lisa Lewis Dubois Student Exhibition Award

Big Horn -- Elizabeth Mendoza, “How Much We Give.”

Jackson -- Bridger Huhn, “Ecology Views.”

Ann Simpson and Family Award

Loveland, Colo. -- Molly Markow, “Divisions.”

First Interstate Honors Award

Cheyenne -- Chloe West, “Fly Away.”

Edelweiss Award

Riverton -- Rachel Howerton, “Patient ID: 274319-017.”

David Reif Sculpture Award

Big Horn -- Elizabeth Mendoza, “How Much We Give.”

Jackson -- Bridger Huhn, “Ecology Views.”

Lander -- Korinne Thoren, “Ruby.”

Laramie -- MacKenzie Wiginton, “Boxed.”

Riverton -- Rachel Howerton, “Patient ID: 274319-017.”

For more information about the UW Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622, visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or view its blog at www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.


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