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Twelve UK Art Students Recognized at Carey Ellis Show

Published: Dec 14, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2012) — Twelve University of Kentucky art studio students were recognized as part of the Carey Ellis Juried Student Art Exhibition. The art show, featuring work by graduate and undergraduate art students at UK, was presented in the Barnhart Gallery as part of the UK School of Art and Visual Studies and Art Graduate Student Association's Open Studio event held Nov. 30, at the Reynolds Building No. 1.
 
The three winning submissions to the Carey Ellis show were selected by juror Louis Zoellar Bickett II, a noted Lexington artist. Bickett selected Aaron Michael Skolnick, an art studio senior from Lexington, for "Self Portrait as Untitled Film Still #30"; Christina Aurora Childs, an art studio senior from Lexington, for "Fragile Becomes You"; and Colleen Toutant Merrill, a graduate student from Lexington, for "Studio Work, After Eva Hesse." The Carey Ellis award winners received cash prizes and certificates for their achievements.

 

Three more honorable mention awards were also presented to Carey Ellis Show artists. Skolnick's "Self Portrait as Untitled Film Still #53," graduate student David Martin's "Straight Bed/Queer Bed," and Childs' "Soul Bubbles" all received Carey Ellis Merit Award of Excellence certificates. Martin is from Hebron, Ky.

 

Art studio senior Daniel Haun, of Versailles, Ky., and Skolnick took home the Theophilia Joan Oexmann Awards. The Theophilia Joan Oexmann Award is given by the faculty of the UK School of Art and Visual Studies to students who demonstrate great promise through the originality and creativity of their work in studio art. In recognition of their achievement, Haun and Skolnick each received a $500 scholarship from the school.
 

The Arturo Alonzo Sandoval Fiber Award was awarded to Kendall Brown, an art studio senior from Louisville, Ky. Presented by Alumni Endowed Professor of Art Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, the Sandoval Fiber Award is presented to an artist juried into the Carey Ellis show whose worked demonstrated great use of fiber. Brown received a $100 cash prize for this recognition.
 
The Ross Zirkle Memorial Art Studio Award was presented to Cassandra Marie Weidner, an art studio senior from Taylor Mill, Ky. Created in memory of faculty member Ross Zirkle, funds for this award were raised from the donations of friends, family and former students of Zirkle, one of the college's most beloved professors. The Zirkle Award is presented to a student studying printmaking or drawing, who exhibits the qualities of artistic excellence, dedication to hard work and interest in helping the community that Zirkle exhibited in his own life. Weidner received a $250 scholarship for this honor.

 

Two Ceramic Scholarship Awards were presented to Leah Combs, an art studio senior from Verona, Ky., and Barbara Steinrock, a Donovan Scholar from Lexington. Combs received a $2,000 award that will fund a two-week workshop for the artist at Penland School of Crafts, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Steinrock received a Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship worth $1,000 to attend a workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, located in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

The Friends of Fran Memorial Merit Award was presented to Nina Hobbs, a senior in equine science and management from Boston, Mass. The $200 cash prize is presented by the UK Ceramics Program and UK Fine Arts Institute. The award is in honor of the late Fran Rabe, who was a former student and supporter of the ceramics area.

 

The last two recognitions of Open Studio were for UK's nominees for the Windgate Fellowship. UK is one of 100 colleges and universities across the United States to participate in the program. The institutions are invited to nominate two undergraduate graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. The program will present 10 $15,000 Windgate Fellowships in April 2013. UK's nominees for this honor are Andrea Clark, an art studio senior from Bowling Green, Ky., and Erin Eldred, an art studio senior from Lexington.

 

The UK School of Art and Visual Studies at the UK College of Fine Arts is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of art studio,  art history and  art education.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

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