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Experience the 2006 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The UTC Department of Art 2006 Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be available for viewing at the Cress Gallery of Art through January 26. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Jack Dingo Ryan, professional artist and Visiting Professor of Art and Art History, University of the South, Sewanee served as juror. Read Ryan's Comments.

“Overall I was attracted to UTC students’ intelligent fusion of content and formal concerns,” Ryan said. “Likewise it is great to see real creative vision that is the sign of a department that allows freedom within the context of an academic environment. I saw a lot of work by artists that will find homes soon in some very fine graduate programs across the country. The most difficult task was removing a lot of good work made by artists with real potential. The rest was easy because there was so much to appreciate.”

Ryan made 91 selections from approximately 145 submissions for this exhibition to highlight work created by students enrolled in the studio classes of the UTC Department of Art. Included in the exhibit are both two-dimensional and three dimensional works of art and design from all levels of the curriculum including the Foundation, Painting and Drawing, 3-D Studio, and Graphic Design Programs, as well as watercolor, printmaking and photography courses. Ryan also designated three overall show awards and 22 awards in nine categories of media and program level to be presented at the awards ceremony.

“The level of commitment demonstrated by these exhibiting students of our professional visual arts programs and the marvelous variety of the work selected makes this exhibition a popular venue for the Cress,” said Ruth Grover, Curator of Galleries and Collections. “Participating students also gain valuable practical experience associated with juried competitions.”

The Cress Gallery of Art is located in the Fine Arts Center at the corner of Vine and Palmetto on the UTC campus. Parking day passes are available at the Parking Services Office in the Facilities Building on Palmetto Street. After 5 p.m., Gallery visitors may park in any lot. The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information contact Ruth Grover at (423)425-4600.

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Congratulations to these student artists: See Winner's Art

Best in Show
Patrick Nelligan

First in Show Special Juror’s Prize
Evan Keith Holloway

Curator’s Award of Outstanding Merit
Michael Snyder
Familiar Affects

Upper Division Painting

1st Place w. Juror’s Distinction
Amanda Durham
2nd Place
Peter Vaughn
Still Life
3rd Place
Josh Bennett

Upper Division Drawing

1st Place
Ben Berry

Graphic Design

1st Place w. Juror’s Distinction
Evan Lacy
70 years old and homeless
2nd Place
Aaron Robbs
3rd Place
Tyrick Christian
self generated project

Upper Division Sculpture

1st Place
Jessica Lowe


1st Place w. Juror’s Distinction
Stephen Nemecek
2nd Place
Dana Terry
carved bowl set
3rd Place
Rachel Scoggins
oil and vinegar set

Lower Division Sculpture

1st Place
Silverene Roundtree
Chesm 204
2nd Place
Michelle Adkins
mixed media monument
3rd Place
Jean Pitts
Abstraction of a Tool

Lower Division Painting

1st Place
Rebecca Salisbury
egg study
2nd Place
Sharon Farrelly
ala prima study
3rd Place
Brittany Wilkins
Picture Plane as Palimpsest

Lower Division Drawing

1st Place
Elizabeth Daugherty
figure study
2nd Place
Emily Ruth
Stylistic Derivative: Sigmar Polke
3rd Place
Emily Eichhorn
figure study
Honorable Mention
Brittany Wilkins
figure study


1st Place
Jessica Langston
Gestault Quadrant

January 13, 2006

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