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Design students win Art Inspired exhibit awards

February 13, 2014

02/13/14

AMES, Iowa — Seven students from the Iowa State University College of Design won awards in the Art Inspired Student Juried Exhibit on view through March 10 in the Iowa State Memorial Union Pioneer Room.

Juried by Des Moines sculptor Rachel Buse, the exhibition features 36 artworks by 27 ISU students majoring in architecture, biological/pre-medical illustration, graphic design, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and landscape architecture.

Award winners include:

  • Best of Show: "Spline," Eric Rolek, Waukee, Iowa, senior in integrated studio arts
  • Merit: "Fearful Slumber," Emerald Klauer, Davenport, senior in graphic design
  • Merit: "Blue Print of Earth," Chase McFarlane, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, senior in integrated studio arts
  • Merit: "Sweet Potato #10," Kyle Renell, Ames, Iowa, postbaccalaureate certificate in integrated studio arts
  • Honorable Mention: "Little Black Dress," Paige Behrens, New Sharon, Iowa, senior in graphic design
  • Honorable Mention: "Soul Searching," David Chadd, Coggon, Iowa, junior in integrated studio arts
  • Purchase Award: "Ocotillo Cactus," Alexis Dwyer, Columbia, Mo., graduate student in integrated visual arts

Dwyer's work will become part of the Memorial Union's permanent collection.

Other accepted artists and artwork include:

  • "Manifestation and Morphosis," Mohammed Ali Khesroh, Bayan, Kuwait, senior, architecture
  • "Vestiged" and "Becoming One," Natalie Buskohl, Waterloo, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Left Alone," Cassandra Detrick, Ankeny, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Looking through Red," Victoria DeWitt, Waukee, Iowa, sophomore, landscape architecture
  • "Ledges State Park," Alexis Dwyer, Columbia, Mo., graduate student, integrated studio arts
  • "Untitled," Colby Fangman, Elma, Iowa, graduate student, interdisciplinary graduate studies
  • "Buried Clown," "Gaze" and "Assemblage 14," Nick Friess, Jefferson, Iowa, graduate student in integrated visual arts
  • "Domestic Ram Skull," Rylie Groves, freshman, pre-biological/premedical illustration
  • "Bedside Civilian," Madison Haws, Ankeny, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Katelynn" and "Ashley – Self Portrait," Ashley Hogenson, Muscatine, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Untitled," Damon Jarecki, Waukee, Iowa, junior, integrated studio arts
  • "Cultural Richness I" and "Cultural Richness II," Sodam Lee, Seoul, South Korea, graduate student, integrated visual arts
  • "Northern Cove" and "Bandanna," Chase McFarlane, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Baboon," Sarah Mientka, freshman, pre-biological/premedical illustration
  • "Contours of a Fair Flower" and "Birds of Paradise," Madeline Mitchell, Waukee, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Vepur Temple" and "Xen from Space," Karl Schecht, Johnston, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "A Content Dragon Sleeps," Katharine Schmidt, Sioux City, Iowa, junior, integrated studio arts
  • "Untitled" and "Circular Series," Stephanie Schoeller, Ames, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Cat Toy," Reed Siems, Granger, Iowa, junior, integrated studio arts
  • "Lord of the Fishes," Caitlin Swanberg, senior, biological/premedical illustration
  • "Cereno," Guillermo Thompson, Ames, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts
  • "Contains," Reed Wu, Ames, Iowa, senior, integrated studio arts

For questions about this exhibition or viewing availability, contact Letitia Kenemer, MU fine arts coordinator, (515) 294-0971.

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