CLEVELAND, Miss.— The Art Department at Delta State University recently presented 30 awards to students during the 2023 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display at the Fielding L. Wright Art Center through April 20.
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition allows the department to highlight the work students have produced in the past year and affords students an opportunity to gain professional experience by preparing work for exhibitions and submitting it to a jury process. Students submitting work are eligible to win monetary awards in a variety of categories. The awards are made possible through the generous support of art patrons from the Cleveland community.
This year’s juror was Greely Myatt, a professor of sculpture at the University of Memphis and a DSU alumnus. He has exhibited widely across the United States, Europe and Japan. In 1994 he was awarded the Mississippi Arts and Letters Visual Arts Award. In 2009, a twenty-year retrospective of his works was exhibited across Memphis in nine museum and gallery venues.
The President’s Purchase Award was won by Sophia Waddingham for her painting, “Pink Day.” The President’s Cabinet Purchase Award was won by Sarah Elliott for her painting, “Peanut.” Following the conclusion of the exhibition, both paintings will be on display in the President’s Office in Kent Wyatt Hall and will become part of the Wright Center Permanent Collection. The McCarty’s Purchase Award was won by Steve Huber for his “Iron Heron” sculpture.
The Wright Center is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.
For further information visit www.deltastate.edu/art/wright-center-art-gallery/ or call 662-846-4720. For updates and announcements of upcoming events follow Delta State Art Department on Facebook or join our email list.
Full list of awards:
|2023 Annual Juried Student Exhibition|
|Robin Williams||Jay Edwards||Animation||Roscoe|
|Charlene B. Graham||Alice Mullins||Digital Media||Meanings|
|Charlene B. Graham||Will McCluskey||Mixed Media||Moment in Time|
|Stephen and Jamie Smith||McCarty’s Purchase Award||Steve Huber||Sculpture||Iron Heron|
|Dave Alford||Ad-Venture Frames||Mars Kirby||Video||Deface|
|Ronald Koehler||In honor of Catherine Koehler||Steve Huber||Sculpture||Cutlery Bird|
|Ronald Koehler||In honor of Mary Sally||Fredric Turner||Digital Print||Coral Reef (Digital Print)|
|Kayla and Jeremiah Matthews||Kayla and Jeremiah Matthews Awards for Graphic Design||Charlene||Graphics||Lone Outlaw Posters|
|Maurean and Bucky Brooks||Lauren Gardner||Printmaking||False Prayer|
|Danny Whalen-Cleveland State Bank||Graphic Design||Jilian Honeycut||Graphics||Crystals|
|Marcella Small||Ceramics||Katie Wadkins||Ceramics||Giraffe|
|Carol Tatum||In honor Allegra Tatum||Jay Edwards||Ceramics||Pondering Orb|
|Carol Tatum||In honor of Ky Johnston||Laken Templeton||Fiber||The Washcloth|
|Cetin Oguz||Awarded to MFA Student||Geoff Latham||Watercolor||On the Half Shell|
|Cetin Oguz||In honor of the Oguz Family Video or Animation||Tabatha Ott||Animation||Claymation|
|Cetin Oguz||In honor of the Cooper Family||Hope Redden||Drawing||Cross Contour|
|Cetin Oguz||Awarded to MFA Student||Bonnie Jean Dillon||Photography||Orange Wedge|
|Cetin Oguz||Awarded to MFA Student||Tasha Huerta||Digital Print||Cornflower|
|Cetin Oguz||Awarded to MFA Student||Sara Wilkerson||Digital Print||Masked 9|
|Cetin Oguz||Awarded to MFA Student||Gunner Sizemore||Digital Print||Untitled 2|
|Cetin Oguz||Awarded to MFA Student||Angie Cole||Mixed Media|
|Kendra J. Whitehead||In honor of Ms. Diane McCall||Angel Poole||Drawing||Magenta Haze|
|Kendra J. Whitehead||In honor of the Johnson/Williams Family of Shaw||Chyanne Hewitt||Mixed Media||Water Falling for You|
|Kendra J. Whitehead||In honor of Mrs. Mary Walker||Catherine Milford||Digital Print||Rin’s Bugdex|
|Kendra J. Whitehead||In honor of the Whitehead Family||Jovany Guerrero||Sculpture||Oak Tension|
|Kendra J. Whitehead||In honor of the Whitehead Family||Kimberly Moton||Digital Print||Learning By Myself|
|Katie Cofer||Cotton House Hotel||Lauren Gardner||Ceramics||Creatures|
|Dr. Ellen Green||Arts and Sciences Award||Steve Huber||Sculpture||Need a Backbone?|
|President’s Cabinet Purchase Award||Sarah Elliott||Painting||Peanut|
|Pres. Caston Purchase Award||Sophia Waddingham||Painting||Pink Day|
|Dr. Robert C. Tibbs, III, MD||Alexis J. Jarrell||Drawing||Voidwyrm Cut List|
|Christian Marquez (Cash)||In honor of the Marquez Family of Belzoni, MS||Katie Wadkins||Ceramics||Whiplash|
|Christian Marquez (Cash)||In honor of the Domino Family of Belzoni MS||Max Steuer||Photography||Among the Trees|
|Stephen J Huber||Salon de Refuses|
|Gunner Sizemore||Salon de Refuses|