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Overview

The College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Art Award recognizes student achievement in the field of visual arts.  Students submit their own works of visual art to a selection committee comprised of faculty, staff, and student leadership in the Dean’s Office and the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design. Winning artwork is exhibited in the Dean’s Office throughout the 2016-17 academic year.

2016 Theme:  Crossroads + Intersections

Decisions, directions, and destinations are central to university life, a period of experimentation, discovery, and uncertainty.  Which bridge to burn; which bridge to cross?  One awakens to the innovation upon coming to an intersection.  American actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) comments, “Culture is the intersection of people and life itself.  It’s how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture.”  Believing that art bridges cultures, we are proud to present the winners the 5th annual Dean’s Art Award that addresses the theme of Crossroads + Intersections.

FIRST PLACE

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Lo Mejor Del Mundo
Aaron Kagan Putt

Tucson, AZ
MFA, Painting, 2018

SECOND PLACE

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Dark Matter
Irvin Wheeler

Atlanta, GA
BA, Studio Art, 2016

Honorable Mention

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Open Roads & Re-Track
Caleb Courson

Valdosta, GA
BA, Film & Video, 2017

Honorable Mention

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Striking a Chord
Andy Glen 

Atlanta, GA
BFA, Graphic Design, 2016

Honorable Mention

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Andro Type Portrait #1 & #3
Teal Gordon

Fort Lauderdale, FL
BFA, Studio Art, 2017

Honorable Mention

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Luke 11:34
Nuni Lee

Alpharetta, GA
MFA, Painting, 2018

Honorable Mention

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Not My Neighborhood 2, 3, & 4
Nadia Marie

Atlanta, GA
BFA, Sculpture, 2017

Honorable Mention

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Ice Cave
Katherine Miele

Marietta, GA
BFA, Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking, 2016

Honorable Mention

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In Between & Wishing Tree
Maryam Palizgir

Tehran, Iran
MFA, Textiles, 2018

Honorable Mention

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The Order
Jeff Pucciano

Stone Mountain, GA
BFA, Interior Design, 2016

Honorable Mention

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Monument to Christopher Columbus & La Cautiva
Aaron Kagan Putt

Tucson, AZ
MFA, Painting, 2018

Honorable Mention

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Hug No. 7 & Hide and Seek
Tori Tinsley

Atlanta, GA
MFA, Drawing & Painting, 2016

Dean’s Art Award winners from previous years can be found HERE