Student Art Winners Announced

Winners of the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition have been announced. The UT Libraries has been holding Student Art in the Library contests since 2005. The contest is open to UT students in all disciplines, and is judged by a committee of library staff. First-, second-, and third-place winners are awarded cash prizes. This semester the committee received 166 entries from 45 artists. A number of the contributing artists were present for the unveiling on March 7.

The winners are:

hustleFirst Place:
Vera Aldridge
“All the Hustle and Bustle”
Linoleum print


boxquiatSecond Place:
Sterling Goller-Brown
“Boxquiat”
An homage to the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Oil, enamel, and oil bars


cowanThird Place:
Mallory Wade Cowan
“Thylakoid,” “Haversian System,” “Moniliform”
A series of abstract works based on biological systems
Oil, acrylic, and spray paint




Exhibiting artists this semester are: 
Vera Aldridge, Paige Burchell, Amanda Carrell, Conor Cook, Mallory Wade Cowan, Melisa Donahue, Sterling Goller-Brown, Lily Heine, Alyssa Johnson, Justin Kaewnopparat, Alena Mehic, Shana Milchuck, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Richard Murray, Tatiana Potts, Allison Pruter, Ryan Stennes, Mary Julia Tunnell, and Hua Wei.

Artworks will remain on display in 135 Hodges Library throughout the spring semester. View a retrospective of previous Student Art in the Library exhibitions at trace.tennessee.edu/utk_libsart. Read more about the Libraries’ art competition and at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.

Your artwork or photo mash-up can win cash

KoczoThe UT Libraries is holding two contests that offer cash awards.

The STUDENT ART IN THE LIBRARY juried exhibition seeks drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, paintings — any two-dimensional work — for display. Selected works will be on display in 135 Hodges Library throughout the spring semester. The top three works get cash prizes ($300, $150, $75). Submit your art at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary by Feb. 17.

PicSpinWin_CJ_smallAre you a creative spirit but not really an artist? Our PIC SPIN WIN contest lets you “repurpose” archival photos from the Libraries’ Special Collections — through collage, mash-up, or reproduction — to create an art piece that reflects the contest’s theme of “school spirit.” Winning works win cash prizes ($100, $75, $25) and will be showcased on digital screens at the libraries and the University Center. Submit your works at trace.tennessee.edu/utk_spcpin1 by April 9.

Both contests are open to currently enrolled students (undergrads and grads).

Attention, student artists: library seeks works for juried exhibition

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Third-place winner, Madison Koczo
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Fall 2013 first-place winner, Hei Park

The UT Libraries is seeking student artworks for the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition. The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300, Second Prize of $150, and Third Prize of $75.

Selected two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, ceramics, painting) will be on display in the exhibit area in 135 Hodges Library throughout the spring semester. The contest is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in any discipline.

Submission deadline for the Spring 2014 contest is February 17. If you create any particularly inspired works over the break, keep in mind the Student Art in the Library contest.

More info at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.

Student Art Winners Announced

Winners of the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition have been announced. The UT Libraries has been holding Student Art in the Library contests since 2005. The contest is open to UT students in all disciplines, and is judged by a committee of library staff. First-, second-, and third-place winners are awarded cash prizes. This semester the committee received 68 entries from 29 artists. A number of the contributing artists were present for the unveiling on October 15.

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Hei Park and her winning photograph

The winners are:
First Place:
Hei Park
Untitled photograph

Second Place:
Tatiana Potts
“Above and Below”
Lithograph

Third Place:
Madison Koczo
“Mannequins”
Fabric collage




Exhibiting artists this semester are: 
Denae D’Arcy, Daniel Atkins, Trissa Gurney, Hannah Higdon, Jade Hoyer, Lauren Hulse, Madison Koczo, Jessica Newman, Hei Park, Amber Patty, Natalie Pierce, Tatiana Potts, Kayla Rumpp, Kirsten Salonga, Emma Tomat, and Megan Rae Wu.

Artworks will remain on display in 135 Hodges Library throughout fall semester. View a retrospective of previous Student Art in the Library exhibitions at trace.tennessee.edu/utk_libsart. Read more about the Libraries’ art competition and at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.

Winning student artworks to be unveiled Oct. 15

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.

More at: library.utk.edu/artinlibrary

Screening of Spike Lee’s film to commemorate Birmingham Bombing

SpikeLeeOn September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded in a basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four little girls and injuring more than 20 others. The act of terrorism, motivated by racial hatred, galvanized the civil rights movement in America.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that turning point in the civil rights struggle, the UT Libraries will host a screening of Spike Lee’s documentary film, 4 Little Girls.

4 Little Girls
directed by Spike Lee
screening at noon, Friday, Sept. 13
129 Hodges Library

Books relating to the civil rights movement are on display at the Hodges Library 2nd floor entrance. For more in-depth study, consult our research guide on the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing.

Attention, Student Artists

YourArtThe UT Libraries is seeking student artworks for the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition. The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300, Second Prize of $150, and Third Prize of $75.

Selected two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, ceramics, painting) will be on display in the exhibit area in 135 Hodges Library throughout the fall semester. The contest is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in any discipline.

Submission deadline for the Fall 2013 contest is September 22.

More info at library.utk.edu/artinlibrary.

Student Art Winners Announced

FirstPlaceDooley2Winners of the spring 2013 Student Art in the Library juried exhibition have been announced. The UT Libraries has been holding Student Art in the Library contests since 2005.

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

Spring2013ArtistsExhibiting 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.

Read more about the Libraries’ art competition at library.utk.edu/artinlibrary. View a retrospective of previous Student Art in the Library exhibitions at trace.tennessee.edu/utk_libsart/.

Student Art in the Library — call for submissions

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Attention, artists: The library wants to display your work. The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300, Second Prize of $150, and Third Prize of $75. Submission deadline for the Spring 2013 contest is Feb. 10. If you create any particularly inspired works over the break, keep in the mind the Student Art in the Library contest. The library is looking for two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, ceramics, painting) to be displayed in our exhibit area in 135 Hodges Library throughout the spring semester. The contest is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, from any discipline. More info at library.utk.edu/artinlibrary.

“Through A Soldier’s Eye” Photographs at Hodges Library

“Through a Soldier’s Eye,” a video slide show of photographs made by veterans, will be exhibited on the second floor of Hodges Library throughout the week of November 12-16.

Last year, art professor Baldwin Lee began collecting photographs made by active duty military and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. He established a website, www.soldierseye.com, to which soldiers could upload their photos. As Lee notes on the website, “What may, in the eyes of a soldier, seem to be nothing more than snapshots of unimportant events and places can often be astonishing images when seen by an audience with no knowledge of what it is like to be a soldier. Taken by insiders, these pictures provide a clearer and more accurate description of life in combat as opposed to the clichéd photographs made by outsiders for the media.”

The idea for the project originated when one of Lee’s students, Trent Frazor, asked for help making prints from digital photographs he had made while serving in Iraq. “The photographs he made in Iraq were totally unanticipated, not because they showed the horrific side of combat, but rather they showed a grace and dignity of everyday life as a Marine in Iraq,” Lee says. “When the genre of war photographs is cited, there is the automatic assumption that the photographs will describe dread and terror of battle. Instead, Trent’s photographs described an aspect of life in the military that is largely unknown and unseen by the public. His photographs showed how his world was enlarged and changed by the experiences to which he had been subjected. If photographs such as these can be seen by a broad audience, not only will the understanding of the life of a soldier be increased but also our appreciation for what they have done.”

Lee is sharing the soldiers’ photographs through exhibitions, web publication, and possibly a book. The project was sponsored by the University of Tennessee School of Art, the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, and the Center for the Study of War and Society.

Lee’s commitment to the project stems partly from his appreciation of his father’s war experiences. “Due to private reasons, among which is modesty, many soldiers do not ascribe a great deal of value to the pictures they have made. My father, a veteran of World War II, served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was an army engineer who took part in the Normandy landing on D-Day and also in the Battle of Okinawa. As is the case with many who have served, he underplayed his participation in the military. He thought that it was what he was supposed to do.”

Baldwin Lee is a photographer who received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master’s degree from Yale University. His photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of the City of New York, Haverford College, University of Michigan Art Museum and University of Kentucky Art Museum. He has taught in UT’s School of Art since 1982.

The community is invited to drop by the Hodges Library to experience Iraq and Afghanistan through the eyes of our veterans.