Release Date: February 2, 2009

Local students receive art awards at Kennesaw State



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KENNESAW, Ga.—The winners of the 26th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition were recently announced at at Kennesaw State University. Sponsored by Visions, a student art organization, the exhibition recognizes excellence in several categories of art media and one overall “Best of Show” entry. Winners in each category receive cash prizes, ranging from $15 to $200.

J. Morgan Booker of Marietta won “Best of Show” for her painting, “Ensnare.”

First place winners in the various categories included Douglasville resident Ashley Mitchell (ceramics); Powder Springs resident Anna Clemens (drawing); Woodstock resident Aaron Mercer (graphic design); Perry resident Sarah Thornhill (mixed media); Marietta residents Jessica Killpack (painting) and Kacie Kamins (photography); and Dallas resident Nicole Starz (sculpture).

Each year, a different professional artist or gallery professional serves as juror of the show. This year’s juror was Martin Dawe of CherryLion Studios in Atlanta.

The exhibition will remain on view until March 3 in the Art Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building.

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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.


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