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Transylvania Juried Student Art Exhibit winners announced; show opens in Morlan


Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery is showcasing the works of talented Pioneers in the annual Juried Student Art Exhibit today through April 9. Check out the show online — or visit the gallery in person if you’re a Transylvania student or faculty or staff member (get free tickets).

“The submissions for this year’s juried exhibit saw a tremendous amount of talent across the board,” said Morlan Director Anthony Mead. “The works that were selected by the jury panel for the best-in-show categories as well as the works selected for the Dean’s Purchase Award were chosen for the excellence in their particular medium and execution of the art form. It’s an exciting show to reopen the physical gallery space with a year after going dark, because this year’s juried exhibit shows the incredible amount of creative talent Transy has.”

Awards include the Abbott Scholarship, given to a rising junior or senior who demonstrates studio and scholarly excellence, and the Dean’s Purchase Award chosen by Dean Rebecca Thomas for the university’s permanent collection.

The works below were selected for awards in this year’s show.

Dean’s Purchase Award
Bailey Guess, “On Cloud 9,” photograph

Dean’s Purchase Award
Alma Valdez, “Reef,” acrylic paint on canvas

Best in Painting
Emily Millard, “do i look pretentious yet?”, acrylic on canvas

Best in Drawing
Cecile Tijou, “March,” ink on paper, done with a twig

Best in Photography
Kaleigh Kinner, “Fishing,” digital photography

Best in Ceramics
Maggie Muehleman, “Intimacy in Green,” ceramic

Best in Sculpture
Zachary Hall, “Remains,” stone

Best in Digital Art
Perry, “Local Asian Grocery,” vector postcard

Abbott Scholarship Recipient
Cheyenne Morgan

Best in Video Art
Kaleigh Kinner, “Found Footage