MSU’s 47th Student Juried Exhibition showcases award-winning work

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

"Eurostile Café" by Amelia Dalton (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Four students in Mississippi State’s Department of Art are among those receiving special awards and professional feedback as part of the 47th Student Juried Exhibition recently held at the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

The spring event featured 82 works selected from 239 creations submitted for consideration. Guest jurors were Matthew Ballou, a Columbia, Missouri-based artist, writer and educator; Greta Pratt, an author and Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer and recipient of a New Jersey State Arts Council grant; and Carl Carbonell, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based graphic designer and letterpress printer whose work was featured last year in a solo exhibition at MSU.

Best in Show and sponsored prizes were presented in the fine art, graphic design and photography categories. Honorees include (by hometown):

"Stone Vase" by Aarron Lunn (Photo submitted)

BAILEY—Junior art/graphic design major Amelia G. Dalton, Graphic Design Best in Show for “Eurostile Café.”

BROOKHAVEN—Senior art major Aarron D. Lunn, Starkville Area Arts Council Award for “Stone Vase.”

MADISON—Sophomore art/painting major Elaina G. Hart, Foundation Best in Show for “White Charcoal Still Life.”

STARKVILLE—Junior art major Alexus M. Milons, Photography Best in Show for “Details” (series).

YAZOO CITY—Senior art/fine arts major Catherine E. Remington, Fine Art Best in Show for “Waterfall Cabinet.” She also received the MSU CAAD Dean’s Purchase Award for “Stone and Water.”

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"White Charcoal Still Life" by Elaina Hart (Photo submitted)

"Details" (series) by Alexus Milons (Photo submitted)

"Waterfall Cabinet" by Catherine Remington (Photo submitted)