College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Art Award:  Past Winners

The Dean’s Art Award recognizes student achievement in the field of visual arts and allows the Dean’s Office to directly connect with the student body through the award submission and selection process. For this award, students submit their own works of visual art to a selection committee comprised of faculty and student leadership in the Ernest G. Welch School of Design and the Dean’s Office. The committee welcomes submissions from all students (undergraduate and graduate) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Benefits for students include CV and resumé building, the opportunity to have their works showcased to the broad variety of visitors to the Dean’s Office, and experience with collaborative, juried art-selection processes.

Added advantages to the College include the ability to foster a link to the student body through visual arts, the potential for building relationships with alumni and other parties with an interest in promoting visual arts support at GSU, and the opportunity to showcase a large variety of student visual artworks that rotate annually.

Several past winners of the Dean’s Art Award have been able to successfully sell their artwork after it was exhibited in the Dean’s Office.

2015 Dean’s Art Award Theme:  Momentum

College of Arts & Science 2015 Dean's Art Award, Overturn

FIRST PLACE

Overturn
Angelita Propes

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Degree: BFA in Ceramics, 2015

College of Arts & Sciences 2015 Dean's Art Award, Movement Series

SECOND PLACE

Movement Series
Evan Luza

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Degree: BFA in Graphic Design, 2016

HONORABLE MENTION

AnnaKate Auten
Maggie Callahan
Robyn Crosa
Michelle Laxalt
Marietta Murton
Michelle Parkos
Kelly Stevenson
Bobbi Sweeney
Wesley Terpstra

2014 Dean’s Art Award Theme:  Art Matters

Georgia State University Dean's Art Award, Namwon Choi

FIRST PLACE

Tail Bite
Namwon Choi

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Degree: MFA in Drawing & Painting, 2014

Georgia State University, 2014 Dean's Art Award, Wesley Terpstra

SECOND PLACE

Yo Ma Tei Series
Wesley Terpstra

Hometown: Winona, MN
Degree: MFA in Drawing & Painting, 2015

HONORABLE MENTION

Ashley Adiano
Chris Ferguson
Sean Curtis & Mackenzie Maxam
Jenny Duke
Laura Ospina
Katrina Kennedy
Evan Luza
Brooke Rebsamen
Nathan Sharratt
Linze Yarbrough

 

2013 Dean’s Art Award Theme:  Urban Art Works

Curtis Ames

FIRST PLACE

The Raft of Las Piscininas
Curtis Ames

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Degree: MFA in Drawing & Painting, 2014

Ashley Maxwell

SECOND PLACE

Of the Earth of the City
Ashley Maxwell

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Degree: MFA in Ceramics, 2014

Ashton Thyles Cloud

THIRD PLACE

20th in 21st: Urban Artifacts
Ashton Thyles Cloud

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Degree: BFA in Photography, 2013

2012 Dean’s Art Award Theme:  Mapping the Human Spirit

In Kyoung Chun

FIRST PLACE

My December Insadong
In Kyoung Chun
J.D. Koth

SECOND PLACE

Gaia II
J.D. Koth
Jason Jarvis

THIRD PLACE

Dhaka Boys
Jason Jarvis