The contest is open to UT students in all disciplines, and is judged by a committee of library staff. This semester the committee received 97 entries from 47 artists. First-place, second-place, and third-place winners are awarded cash prizes.
The winners are:
First Place: Melissa Dooley for “Nashville Skyline” (acrylic paint on corrugated cardboard); Second Place: Rachel Byrd for “Headdress” (oil on canvas); Third Place: Shannon Herron for an untitled triptych of underwater photographs
Exhibiting artists this semester are:
Rachel Byrd, Beasley Chantharath, Justin Clay, Chelsea Cole, Matthew Cook, Bryan Davis, Melissa Dooley, Elizabeth Gallagher, David Harman, Shannon Herron, Lauren Hulse, Alexander Khaddouma, Allison King, Youn Lee, Micah Mitchell, Anthony Perrotta, Siera Seward, Carolina De La Torre Ugarte, Alicia Wetherington, Catherine Widner
Artworks will remain on display in 135 Hodges Library through spring semester. This year the competition included so many excellent entries that the committee expanded the exhibit space to include a separate display of photography just inside the west entrance to the reference room. In addition, one of the artworks was selected for display at the Music Library. “Space of Music” (a work in paint and spray paint on canvas) by Chelsea Cole, is now on display at the Music Library in the Humanities Building.