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Students Earn Awards in Juried Exhibition

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Five Arkansas Tech University students received the top prizes in the 10th annual Juried Student Competitive Exhibition hosted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Art during a reception at Norman Hall Art Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Senior Deondra Swanigan of Marion won first place for his digital painting "Contemplation, 2001."

Second place went to senior Datona Hunt of Hot Springs for her sculpture "Warrior," while senior Liz Dalton of Russellville captured third place for her oil on canvas "Rio Grande Gorge, Taos, New Mexico."

Honorable mention awards were presented to senior Lexie Wood of Floral for her mixed media "Cherry on Top" and to sophomore Casey Dean of Deer for her cardboard and print "Faces of Me."

Sixty Arkansas Tech students entered 125 artworks for consideration of inclusion in the exhibit. Of those, 48 pieces of art created by 30 students were chosen for display.

Dr. Ann Prentice Wagner, curator of drawings for the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, served as juror for the competition. Prizes for the winners were made possible through financial support from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund.

Student artworks that were selected for the exhibition will remain on display through Friday, Dec. 2. Norman Hall Art Gallery is located at 203 West Q Street in Russellville.

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Photographed (from left): Senior Deondra Swanigan of Marion, senior Datona Hunt of Hot Springs, senior Liz Dalton of Russellville, senior Lexie Wood of Floral and sophomore Casey Dean of Deer were the top award winners in the 10th annual Juried Student Competitive Exhibition hosted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Art.