Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Winners Selected

February 8, 2012
Art museum room
Installation view of the 37th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition. The exhibition can be seen through March 17 at the UW Art Museum. (UW Art Museum)

More than $22,000 in cash and purchase awards has been awarded to the winners of the University of Wyoming Art Museum's 37th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

The exhibition, on view at the UW Art Museum through March 17, celebrates the creative work of UW students from all disciplines and includes painting, printmaking, metalwork, sculpture, graphic design and more.

"A highlight of the Art Museum's annual programming, the juried student exhibition is a professional opportunity for students to prepare and present their work in a public setting and for our museum visitors to see a selection of artwork made by young artists at the university," says Susan Moldenhauer, UW Art Museum director and chief curator.

The exhibition is also 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 and other locations around campus.

The following students won awards for their work:

Purchase Awards:

President's Office
Dannis Nyberg, "Babies."
Bethany Reisner, "Escapee."
Lisa Zirbel, "Anguish."
Andy Wempen, "Removal of the Emotional to Physical."

Office of Academic Affairs
Kelsey Giroux, "Growth."
Nuray Packard, "Miss Anatolia" and "Restoration 20."

UW Division of Administration
Bathen, "Jim Bridger."

Office of Student Affairs
April Dockter, "Past."

Office of the Registrar
Brandon Fischer, "Exhaustion."
Maggie Mullen, "La Mer" and "Une Femme au Chateau."

College of Education
Chelsea Klassen, "Girl in the Green Dress."
Kelsy Werries, "Guarded."

College of Engineering and Applied Science
Nash Quinn, "Roadside Holy Water."

UW Libraries
Jake Bathen, "Bobby."
Amanda Larsen, "Care."
Jasmine Peck, untitled (Ears).

Outreach School
Kristin Althoff, "Carte Blanche."
Joshua White, "Winter Day."
Pamela Fanelli, "Iris and Tiger Lily Reunited."
Kari Siler, "Bee a Dancer."

Student Educational Opportunity
Chancelor Havlik, "Grace & Law."

Information Technology
Ryan Bohnenkamp, untitled.
Kaitlyn Whitlock, "Women's Work."
Felicia Follum, "Who Taught You to Hate?"

College of Health Sciences
Brandon Russell, "Controlled Burn."

Staff Senate
Jennifer Heater, untitled.

Science and Math Teaching Center
Kaitlyn Whitlock, "Road Trip."

Cash Awards:
Honorable Mentions
Hilary Havlik, "The Eagle."
Dakotah Konicek, "Consequential Evidence."

Juror's Award
Angela Beeson, "Portrait with Pearls."

Margaret Arth Award for Excellence
Beth Cochran, "Purging the Excess."

National Advisory Board President's Award
Maggie Mullen, "Le Mer."

UW Art Museum National Advisory Board Award
Sarah Dahlinger, "Freak Show."

FMC Honors Award
Sarah Dahlinger, "The Tramp."

Student Art League Cash Award
Andy Wempen, "Loss."

A&S Dean's Award
Kaitlyn Whitlock, "Women's Work."

Lisa Lewis Dubois Student Exhibition Award
Angela Beeson, "Portrait with Pearls."

Ann Simpson and Family Award
Madison Becker, "Madison."

Jacque Buchanan Graphic Arts Award
Ben Marshall, "Illuminate Camping Kit."

David Reif Sculpture Award
Brandon Russell, "Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot."
Andy Wempen, "Loss."
Dakotah Konicek, "Consequential Evidence."
Brandon Fischer, "Exhaustion."
Pamela Fanelli, "Lungs."

First Interstate Honors Award
Kelsey Giroux, "Growth."

Pink Purse Society Excellence Award
Hannah Clark, "Graveyard."

Edelweiss Award
Courtney Googe, "Lamassu for Libya."

Margaret Murdock Award for Social Justice
Felicia Follum, "Who Taught You to Hate?"

Tom Davidson Award
Jake Bathen, "Jim Bridger."

Ann Davidson Award
Madison Becker, "Unequal Champions."

University of Wyoming Trustees Award
Nash Quinn, "The March."

For more information about the UW Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's webpage at or blog at

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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