February 9, 2001
News Releases - UW Art Museum
Juried Student Art Show Winners Named
Feb. 9, 2001 -- More than $1600 was awarded to the winners of the 26th annual Juried Student Exhibition on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum through Saturday, March 17.
Kumiko S. McKee of Laramie took first place and was awarded $300 for her painting, "Japanese Noh Theater Masks." Michael A. Wirtz of Douglas won the $200 Juror's Award for his oil on panel, "Self Portrait in Black Hat."
The $150 A&S Dean's Award was presented to Jason Kimble of Laramie for his work, "Shy from Snake Bite." Second place and $150 was awarded to Patrick Hoffman of Sioux City, Iowa, for "Three Variations of Form." Honorable Mention Awards worth $100 were presented to Cassidy Garhart, Gambier, Ohio, for her mixed media work, "Voices," and to Nikki Bohl, Hulett, for her stoneware work, "Lapis Teapot Set."
The ASUW/ Student Art League cash awards were presented to Julie Flint, Laramie, for her untitled bronze, and to Lucas McCain, Corpus Christi, Texas, for his oil on masonite "Psalm 150." The Office of Academic Affairs Purchase Awards were presented to Wirtz, McCain, Bohl, Hoffman, and Amy Irish of Laramie for her watercolor, "Cocky Doe."
Gerry Riggs, director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs, was the exhibition's juror.
The exhibition is funded in part by ASUW, the UW offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, and the College of the Arts & Sciences. Located in the Centennial Complex, the UW Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information visit the Web site (uwyo.edu/artmuseum).