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2017 Art Purchase Awards

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The Art Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Art Purchase Awards.  This year, four purchases were made.

One of the purchases supported by the Student Senate was awarded to student Bryan Starry (Mpls.).  Starry’s work is a diminutive cast aluminum and bronze sculpture, titled Time 01 A.  The other purchase supported by the Student Senate was awarded to alumnae Halle O’Falvey (St. Paul).  Her work, entitled Abstract Log Cabin is a colorful free-style quilt, assembled with cotton fabrics and thread.

The purchase supported by Academic Affairs and the Alumni Association was awarded to alumnae Susan Solomon (St. Paul). Solomon’s work is a gouache and India ink painting, executed on a wood panel. The title of her nocturnal landscape is I’ll Name Her Summer.

This year’s competition also included a special purchase by the Library and Learning Center’s Endowment Fund. This award considered the artwork of Studio Arts faculty members, in addition to students and alumni.  The winning work was made by Community Faculty member Ursula Hargens (Mpls).  This piece is a colorful floral earthenware work called Tile Diptych (Falling Tulips).

Each award winner will receive $1,000.  Placement of the work is to be determined.

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Art Purchase Awards Recipients

The Art Exhibition Committee announces the 2016 Art Purchase Awards recipients. The awards strive to promote growth and encouragement of the university’s studio artists. Each year, students and alumni are allowed to submit up to six pieces. Each award winner receives $1,000 and their artwork displayed throughout Metropolitan State’s campus.

The Student Senate purchase recipient is recent graduate Barbara Cobb. Cobb’s work is a mixed media textile, entitled Sunday on the North Shore.

The Academic Affairs and the Alumni Association purchase recipient was awarded to alumnae Susan Solomon. Solomon’s work is a gouache painting on panel, entitled Runway.

Also included was a special purchase by the Library and Learning Center’s Endowment Fund. This award considered the artwork of studio arts faculty members, in addition to students and alumni. The recipient was Alonso Sierralta, community faculty. His piece is an abstract mixed media sculpture, entitled SamothraceSamothrace has been placed on the first floor of the Library and Learning Center. The placement of the other works are yet to be established.