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Winners of the 38th Annual Student Art Show announced

The 38th Annual Student Art Show is on display now through Sunday, April 30 in Austin Peay State Universitys Trahern Gallery.

Sponsored by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, APSU Department of Art and the Student Art League, the exhibit features the work of 31 students.

The juried art show was open to all APSU students. Juror Gina Binkley, a 1984 APSU graduate and graphic designer in Nashville, selected the winners. Artists were limited to no more than three pieces.
The 38th Annual Student Art Show is on display now through Sunday, April 30 in Austin Peay State University's Trahern Gallery.

Sponsored by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, APSU Department of Art and the Student Art League, the exhibit features the work of 31 students.

The juried art show was open to all APSU students. Juror Gina Binkley, a 1984 APSU graduate and graphic designer in Nashville, selected the winners. Artists were limited to no more than three pieces.

Bettye Holte, associate professor of art and director of APSU galleries, says, “The juror selected winners based on the most outstanding work in terms of concept and demonstrated skill in handling the chosen medium.”

First place went to Michael McKelvey for “Be Nice,” “Milchen” and “Miss Goodie Bags.” Megan Ellis received first place in design for “President.” Wesley Hall was runner-up for design with his digital print, titled “Ugly Adults.”

Second-place winners include Robb Fladry's “Without a Face” and “Anthropology # 4” by Jarrod Walker.

Tom Deal's “Self-Portrait” and Jesse Shaw's “The Suit” took third place.

Shelley Bates, Jillian Legg, Lanessa K. Miller, Michael Mott and Paxton Tatum received an honorable mention award. Nick Pruitt received an honorable mention in design for “Self-Promotional Piece.”

Robb Fladry received the Five Foot Trout Award for “American Dreams,” and Best in Show went to Danesha Stallings for “Slight.”

Holte says, “Each year, artworks are purchased for the APSU Permanent Art Collection by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.”

Purchase awards went to Kristen Dotson, Joseph Maye, Rachel McFall and Matt Tyndall.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Trahern Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and 1-4 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, contact Holte by telephone at (931) 221-7334. — Crissy Laubach-Young