Winners of the 2015 Spring Student Art in the Library Exhibit

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Thank you to all the participants! And the winners are…

1st Place

Middle Sister: The AccountMiddle Sister: The Tell

Elysia MannMiddle Sister: The Account & Middle Sister: The Tell

Diptych: Mixed drawing and print media on paper

Elysia is a graduate student in printmaking.  

Her description reads:  This diptych explores the complex triangular relationships among three siblings, creating a tale of simultaneous pathos, humor, and disgust. Narrative clues are divulged in the pose and gesture of grotesque figures, while game pieces and inscription offer supplementary detail. The mirroring of compositional elements reinforces the themes of biological repetition, variation, point of view, and the tradition of the printed multiple.


2nd Place

A Daisy Worth 177,000 Words

A Daisy Worth 177,000 Words

Samantha Arcamuzi 

Ink Pen o paper

Samantha is an Undergraduate in Neuroscience and Psychology

Her description reads: 

The image is made entirely from the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is done with ink pen only. The blue and green in the background are made up of the words from The Great Gatsby


3rd Place


Tranquility garden

Farzaneh Khorsandi Kouhanestani  (فرزانه خورسندی)

Guash on paper board

Farzaneh is a graduate student in Biosystems engineering 


People’s Choice

Girl #2: Molly

Girl #2: Molly 

Mason Freeman

Charcoal on paper

Mason is an Undergraduate in Neuroscience

And her description reads: 

As I continue to work with charcoal and portraiture, I try to create more intense, high-contrast portraits. Portraits focus more on the person being depicted and adds an element of vulnerability when it’s monochramatic

Some comments from Facebook include: “I thought it was a photograph. I really had to look closely.” “The sharpness of the lines is incredible!”

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Winning Student Artworks to be Unveiled OCT. 15

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Student Art in the Library will unveil the fall exhibition of student works and announce the prize winners at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in 135 Hodges Library. Each fall and spring, a committee of library staff members holds a juried exhibition of two-dimensional works by UT students.

The selected pieces are installed in our exhibition space in 135 Hodges Library and remain on display throughout the semester. This fall, Student Art in the Library received 68 entries from 29 UT student artists. The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300, a Second Prize of $150, and a Third Prize of $75.

Announcing the Spring 2013 Student Art in the Library Competition

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Attention, artists: The library wants to display your work.

Art in the Library is a juried competition and exhibition of art for display at UT Libraries.

Submission deadline : February 10
First Prize of $300
Second Prize of $150
Third Prize of $75.
The library is looking for two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, ceramics, painting) mounted and ready to hang.

Click here to submit your art for exhibition in at UT Libraries

Art is judged by the Student Art in the Library Committee and winners are notified by email.
Art that is selected by the committee is displayed in the library for the semester.
The selected artists should be able to bring their work to Hodges Library by February 18th for prize selections.

Show opening: Tuesday Feb 26th at 4:00pm
Join us for an award ceremony and reception with the artists.