Art awards presented at Kennesaw State

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 7‚ 2007) — The winners of the 23rd Annual Juried Student Art…

Georgia (May 7, 2007) — Art awards presented at Kennesaw State

Cheryl Anderson Brown


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 7‚ 2007) — The winners of the 23rd 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‚ ranging from $15 to $200.

Katherine Fernie of Kennesaw won “Best of Show.” She was recognized for her painting‚ “Leaving Chinatown.”

First place winners in the various categories included Acworth resident Emily Nettles (printmaking); Atlanta resident Baxter Crane (drawing); Kennesaw residents Roy Fleeman (mixed media/alternative processes)‚ Vivian Lai (graphic design/digital media)‚ Kelly McKernan (photography)‚ and Kate Stentiford (painting); Marietta resident Sharlene Foster (sculpture); and Winston resident Lori Hamilton (ceramics).

Each year‚ the competitive show employs a different professional artist or gallery professional to judge the show. This year’s judge was Lisa Dewberry Thrower‚ manager of collections and exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

The exhibition will remain on view until May 17 in the university’s Sturgis Library Gallery. Exhibition hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.‚ Monday through Thursday; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.‚ Wednesday and Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.‚ Saturday.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.



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