Local Residents Win Art Awards

The winners of the 20th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition were recently announced in a ceremony…

Georgia (May 3, 2004) — Local Residents Win Art Awards

Cheryl Anderson Brown


Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

The winners of the 20th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition were recently announced in a ceremony at Kennesaw State University. Sponsored by Visions‚ a student art organization‚ the exhibition recognizes excellence in several categories of art media and one overall “Best of Show” entry. Winners in each category receive cash prizes.

For the third year in a row‚ visual arts major Samuel T. Parker of Acworth won “Best of Show.” He was recognized for his oil painting “Earth‚ Water‚ Wind and Fire‚” a spiraling vortex representing the four elements.

First place winners included Acworth resident Lauren Linzie (drawing); Austell resident Jeff Gaines (photography); Dallas resident Gayle Maglione (ceramics); Dalton resident Scott Autry (painting) and Marietta residents Sarah Daly (printmaking)‚ Lauren Oates (sculpture) and Laura Patti (graphic design).

Each year‚ the competitive show employs a different professional artist to judge the show. This year's judge was Wayne Kline‚ director of Rolling Stone Press‚ the only lithography atelier in Atlanta. He reviewed nearly 100 works to determine the winners.

The 20th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is on display until May 5 in the Sturgis Library Art Gallery at Kennesaw State. For gallery information‚ call 770−499−3223.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu