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Award Winners Named in ATU Juried Competitive

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Photographed (from left-to-right): Award-winning Arkansas Tech University students and artists Lane Peden, Tiffany Clem, Camryn Gulledge, Madison Deen and Madison Humphrey.

Camryn Gulledge earned first place in the 15th annual Arkansas Tech University Juried Student Competitive Exhibition.

Gulledge, a fine arts major from Hot Springs, was recognized for her oil pastel and acrylic paint on paper entitled “Favors.”

The exhibit is on display in ATU’s Norman Hall Art Gallery through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Seventy works by 48 Arkansas Tech students are included in the show, which is sponsored by Bridgestone Americas.

Award winners were announced by Neal Harrington, ATU professor of art and director of the Norman Hall Art Gallery, during a reception on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Mac Murphy, owner of M2 Gallery in Little Rock, was juror for the exhibition.

“After viewing the entirety of submissions, I found it incredibly interesting that my top five selections were in five entirely different categories: drawing, collage, photography, textile and sculpture,” wrote Murphy in his juror’s statement. “That, to me, speaks highly of the breadth of talent among the students and among the faculty who teach at Arkansas Tech.”

Lane Peden of Mountain View won second place for “Ten,” a mixed media collage on paper. Third place went to Tiffany Clem of Russellville for an untitled photograph.

Madison Humphrey of Springdale and Madison Deen of Denison, Texas, collected honorable mention prizes. Humphrey made a wood and rice paper sculpture entitled “Dancing Cranes.” Deen’s textile piece “Dissection” was created from felt and yarn.

There were 141 works entered for competition in the exhibition. Seventy-two ATU students --- 21 seniors, 21 juniors, 17 sophomores and 13 freshmen --- provided their work for review by the juror.

Norman Hall Art Gallery, 203 West Q Street in Russellville, is open weekdays (excluding holidays) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours may vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those wishing to schedule a visit to the gallery may call (479) 964-3237.

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Department of Art at www.atu.edu/art.