2009 Art Award Winners

The Library received 91 submissions for this year’s contest. Students were asked to respond to any work of art in the Library’s internationally recognized collection. The responses were varied and included poems, essays, digital art, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and musical compositions.

For the undergraduate submissions there was a split decision, with the award going to Theresa Dietrich and Dan Asselin, both of whom wrote poems that interpreted paintings. Dietrich’s Expressions and Phrases was written in response to Lennart Anderson’s President Vernon Lattin and Asselin’s poem, Two Windows, was an interpretation of Harold Baumbach’s painting Aspen. The graduate winner was Roderic Williams, who wrote a musical response to Shahzia Sikander’s Embark-Disembark I-VI.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, and congratulations to this year’s winners and those who received honorable mention.

This year’s winners are:

Dan Asselin, UndergraduateHarold Baumbach
Aspen
Response:
Two Windows
Theresa Dietrich, UndergraduateLennart Anderson
President Vernon Lattin
Response:
Expressions and Phrases
Roderic Williams, GraduateShahzia Sikander
Embark/Disembark I-VI

Honorable Mentions

Adele LonasMarc Mellon
Don Quixote
Response:
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Christina SquitieriJohn Walker
Clammer’s Marks, North Branch
Response:
Painted Poetry
Joseph PacilioJim Lee
River’s Edge

Keamisha JohnsonChakaia Booker
Echoing Factors
Response:
Keamisha Johnson
Laurence MoulinDoug Schwab
Sarah
Response:
Sarah
Moira TuohyWilliam Kentridge
Typewriter
Response:
Typewriter
Yun WeiSarah Sze
Day
Response:
Today

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