MSU students, faculty, alumni recognized by Creative Quarterly

“IV” by senior art/painting major Reagan Watts of Arizona is among the works by current and former MSU students being featured in Creative Quarterly, one of the world’s premier art and design publications.

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Works by three current students, two faculty members and four alumni of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design are included in recent issues of a major art and design publication.

Based in New York City and distributed worldwide, Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design showcases graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art work by talented students and professionals.

A series of posters created by senior art/graphic design major Allison R. Berler of Birmingham, Alabama, received first place honors and will appear in CQ’s spring issue to be released in March.

Also featured in the latest issue are works by summa cum laude art/painting alumna Molly M. Howell of Estill Springs, Tennessee; art/sculpture alumna Shelby K. Nichols of Aberdeen; and senior art/painting major Reagan M. Watts of Sierra Visa, Arizona.

Receiving second place, Howell and Nichols competed in the Fine Art/Student category; Watts, in Fine Art/Professional.

Senior art/fine arts major Kathryne G. “Katye” Drew of Ellisville was a runner-up in the Fine Art/Student category of CQ’s most recent issue. Joining her was Professor Jamie Burwell Mixon, the MSU art department’s graphic design coordinator who was named a runner-up in the Graphic Design/Professional category.

In another recent issue, associate art professor Alexander Bostic took first-place honors while Thomas M. McBroom of Starkville, a magna cum laude art/painting graduate, was runner-up. Both competed in the Fine Art/Professional category. Additionally, fine arts/photography alumna and associate communication professor Wendy Roussin received first-place honors in the Photography/Professional category.

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Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s art department is the longtime home of the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. It offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, with concentrations in graphic design, photography and fine art (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture). Learn more at, and

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