Art Department Grants $170,000 in more than 80 Scholarships and Awards
Students recognized during awards night, annual student show and Open Studios event
May 15, 2018
On Friday, April 13, the Art Department held an awards night to recognize student talent and display student work for the larger community. Following an awards show in which $170,000 was given to students in awards and scholarships, attendees viewed art exhibited in the annual student show and observed the personal workspaces of BFA and MFA students during Open Studios.
During the awards show, department faculty presented outstanding senior awards, open studio awards, endowment scholarships, andtalent awards for continuing and incoming students. Five students also received juror awards for exceptional work featured in the student show as selected by guest jurorDavid Hartt, a widely acclaimed artist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
In total, more than 80 scholarships and awards were granted by the Art Department, funded by the university and generous donors. Congratulations to all student recipients!
Open Studios takes place at the end of every fall and winter semester, and serves as an opportunity for BFA and MFA students to open their studios and show their work to fellow students and the greater community. Community members and students from across the campus have the opportunity to talk with the art students in their studios and see the exciting work they are making.