Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art presented its annual juried student art exhibition awards. More than 380 pieces were submitted. Juror Susan Messer, professor of drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, chose 104 for awards.
More than $4,500 was handed out in merit and purchase awards. Merit awards are cash prizes awarded for excellence, and students retain the artwork. Purchase awards include the artwork sold at the end of the exhibition. Award donors included university departments and organizations, the 'North American Review' and Department of Art alumni.
The 2003 Guillaume Project Award went to Bounnak Thammavong of Cedar Falls. Artists compete for the award by detailing a project they would like to complete. A committee determines which one has the most merit, and award financial assistance for materials to complete the project.
Note: to obtain a list of the students, please contact the Office of University Marketing and Public Relations at 319-273-2761.