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Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase continues to grow

2018 Visual Art & Design Showcase
Award Winners

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
Grand Prize
Nathan Wright, Maybe I Wasn’t There, video

Runner-Up
Lindsay Perkins, #RealLove, photography

Awards of Merit
Marcelese Cooper, Twenty-Something, photography
Meiying Wu, Dance In The Water, video

APPLIED DESIGN
Grand Prize
Maggie Noble, The Apprehension Engine, animation

Runner-Up
Coulton Becker, Child Development Laboratory, architectural design

Awards of Merit
Olivia Eastman, Cracking A World, apparel design
Noor Khreis, Noor’s Mosaics, digital prints

EXHIBITION AWARDS
Sager | Braudis Gallery Exhibition Award & Scholarship
Terrance Purdy, Jr., Rex, photography

Resident Arts Exhibition Award
Robin Haithcoat, Simulacrum, photography

Ragtag Cinema Video Award
Taylor Bailey, Unreachable, video

MU Museum of Art & Archeology Showcase Award
Noor Khreis, Noor’s Mosaics, digital prints

Missouri Theatre Display Award
Asa Lory, Bread, photography
Samuel Scholting, Black Wing, theatre prop
JoMerra Watson, Pattern of Resistance, paintings
Brandi Ynocencio, Femme Fatale in Print, mixed media

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Lindsay Perkins, #RealLove, photography

For the third year in a row, student creative works filled the Jesse Hall Rotunda for the Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase.

On display were 50 projects, including works of:

  • 3D printing
  • advertising campaigns
  • animation
  • apparel design
  • architectural design
  • digital storytelling
  • documentary
  • drawing
  • fiber art
  • floral design
  • graphic design
  • landscape design
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture

A three-person jury made up of renowned experts in the fields of artistic expression and applied design met with each of the students and then selected the most outstanding work.

Digital storytelling majors swept the grand prizes in both the artistic expression and applied design categories.

This year’s grand prize winner in artistic expression category went to Nathan Wright for his video Maybe I Wasn’t There. Wright is from Crete, Illinois.

The grand prize in the applied design category went to Maggie Noble, a senior from St. Charles, Missouri, for her animation titled The Apprehension Engine.

This year’s jury consisted of photographer Michael Eastman, art gallery curator Alanna Heiss and Fashion Institute of Technology instructor Ted Tamanaha.

Eastman, who has spent the last five decades documenting interiors and facades of buildings around the world, delivered the keynote address. A panel presentation featuring all three jurors was also part of the events and each of the jurors attended classes and visited with students and faculty during their time on campus.

VAD 2018 jury discussion
2018 Visual Arts & Design Showcase jury members meet with Mala Loesche to discuss her apparel design project.