ATU Artists Earn Awards in Competitive Exhibition

2023 Arkansas Tech University Juried Student Competitive Exhibition Award Winners
2023 Arkansas Tech University Juried Student Competitive Exhibition award winners (from left-to-right): senior Rachel Richardson of Russellville (honorable mention), senior Dylan Easley of Dover (third place), junior Nathaly Marin of Russellville (first place), senior Samuel L. Savage of Cabot (second place), senior Katelynn Randall of Ozark (honorable mention) and senior Archie Stovall of Conway (purchase award).

Nathaly Marin of Russellville is the champion of the 17th annual Arkansas Tech University Juried Student Competitive Exhibition.

Marin captured first place with an acrylic painting entitled “The King’s Men.” Her artwork was selected best among the 192 entries, which was the most in the history of the ATU Juried Student Competitive Exhibition.

Others to place in the competition were:

Second Place
Samuel L. Savage of Cabot
Pen and ink

Third Place
Dylan Easley of Dover
“Fragile Masculinity”
Wood, thread, beads, testosterone vials and electronics

Honorable Mention
Katelynn Randall of Ozark
“Forms of Beauty”
Acrylic painting, digital artwork and ceramic

Honorable Mention
Rachel Richardson of Russellville
“Matthew 14:30-31 (Keep Your Eyes on Jesus)”
Acrylic, marker and ink

Purchase Award
Archie Stovall of Conway
“Blood Moon”
Linoleum print on mulberry

Rex Deloney served as juror for this year’s exhibition. Deloney is an artist as well as fine arts chair and instructor of art at Little Rock Central High School.

Neal Harrington, professor of art and director of the ATU Norman Hall Art Gallery, served as master of ceremonies for the awards ceremony.

The exhibition will remain available for public viewing at Norman Hall Art Gallery, 203 West Q Street in Russellville, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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