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Art Museum of the U of M holds Juried Student Awards

The College of Communication and Fine Arts’ Department of Art held its 36th annual Juried Student Awards ceremony this week at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Forty-nine students entered 135 works in the competition, with 31 works by 21 students being selected for public display.

The awards were selected by Brian Jobe, an artist, educator, independent curator and non-profit co-director based in Nashville. Art Department Chair Richard Lou, CCFA Dean Dr. Anne Hogan and Regina Rastall, graduate admissions counselor, served as presenters.

The winners:

$1,000 University of Memphis President’s Purchase Award: Tracy Treadwell, Try Your Best To Remember, painted wood and steel rod, 40″ x 40″ x 67”

$1,000 University of Memphis Graduate School Graduate Purchase Award: Clay Palmer, Exodus to the New Age, oil on canvas, 64″ x 64″ x 1.5”

$300 Art Department Graduate Prize: Kaitlyn Dunn, Untitled (Absorption), inkjet print on metallic paper on sintra, 24″ x 36″ x 1.5″

$300 Art Department Undergraduate Prize: Denzel Sterling Porter, Zoe Bo, photography, 8.5’’ x 11”

$500 ArtLab Installation Award, provided by Friends of the Art Museum: Judith Dierkes, Film 2 Fiber

$100 Merchandise Certificate, provided by Art Center Supply Stores Inc: Richard Echols, The Girl in Red, oil paint, 36″ x 25″ x 1″

$100 Merchandise Certificate, provided by Art Center Supply Stores Inc: Robert Samuel Fairchild IV, Well I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″ x 1.5”

$100 Merchandise Certificate, provided by Art Center Supply Stores Inc.: Davey Mann, Kleenex for men, wood, 8″ x 5″ x 5″

$100 Merchandise Certificate, provided by Art Center Supply Stores Inc.: Julie Darling, Underneath, found table, ceramic plates, 30″ x 50″ x 38”

Membership Prize, courtesy of Dixon Gallery & Gardens: Ivy Edwards, Air, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 1″

Membership Prize, courtesy of The Metal Museum: Tracy Treadwell, Avenue 1, steel strap and lucite shelves, 60″ x 68″ x 12”

Membership Prize, courtesy of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: Zahria Cook, Ghetto Walkin, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″


Images from the 36th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Awards ceremony

Tracy Treadwell and her sculpture “Avenue 1,” winner of The Metal Museum Award. (All photographs courtesy of Jason Miller)


Kristen Williams beside her photograph “Frog Thoughts,” with Photo Professor Coriana Close.


Ivy Edwards beside her painting “Air,” the winner of the Membership to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens award.


Zaharia Cook beside her painting “Ghetto Walkin,’” winner of the Memphis Brooks Museum Membership Award.


Richard Echols beside his painting “The Girl in Red,” winner of the Merchandise Certificate Sponsored by Art.


Kaitlyn Dunn beside her photograph “Untitled” (Absorption), winner of the Art Department Graduate Award.


Clay Palmer beside his painting “Exodus to the New Age,” winner of the graduate purchase award.


Winners and presenters (left to Right) Denzel Sterling Porter, Kaitlyn Dunn, Davey Mann, Art Department Chair Richard Lou, CCFA Dean Dr. Anne Hogan, Juror Brian Jobe, Julie Darling, Zahria Cook, Tracy Treadwell, Judith Dierkes, Clay Palmer and Richard Echols.


Leslie Luebbers, AMUM director , addresses the attendees at this week’s event.


Director Leslie Luebbers with juror Brian Jobe of Seed Space and Locate Arts.


Tracy Treadwell beside her sculpture “Try Your Best to Remember,” winner of the President’s Purchase Award.
— Phillip Tutor, CCFA media coordinator,
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One Comment

  1. Weldon Cook, Sr.

    Congratulations Zahria Cook. We are so proud of you and we love you so much. Keep pressing forward. God bless you and all you endeavor to do! Grandpa and Grandma Cook

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