IU East WVAAC announces Top Eleven, Purchase awards recipients

October 31st, 2011

Indiana University East announced the Top Eleven Award and Purchase Award recipients during the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition reception held October 26.

This year’s competition was juried by Katherine Sherwood, a professor at UC Berkeley in the art department and the Disability Studies Program. The competition accepts entries from artists throughout a 300-mile radius around Richmond.

The Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition exhibit in The Gallery and Meijer Artway, located in Whitewater Hall, is open now through December 9. A full list of entrants to the exhibit is available on the IU East Media Relations website.

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at (765) 973-8605 or visit iue.edu/gallery.

2011 Whitewater Top Eleven Merit Award Winners

  • Scott Anderson, Hartford City, Ind.: “The Prophet, His Ego, and 7 Unoriginal Sins” Acrylic on Canvas
  • David Cunningham, Indianapolis, Ind.: “The Present” Oil on Panel
  • Erik Austin Deerly, Fishers, Ind.: “Force” Pigment Ink on Watercolor Paper
  • David Hannon, Muncie, Ind.: “Hide and Seek” Oil on Panel
  • Jim Hair, Richmond, Ind.: “County Fair” Digital Photograph
  • Katie Jacob, Richmond, Ind.: “The Owl and the Pussycat” Mixed Media
  • Benny Kenworthy, Richmond, Ind.: “Romancing the Barn” Acrylic / Mixed
  • Brandon McFadden, Centerville, Ind.: “Red Sky in the Morning” Burnished Lacquer Stoneware
  • Diana Pappin, Richmond, Ind.: “Sacred Silence” Digital Photograph
  • Nicole Pancini, Muncie, Ind.: “Survival” Acrylic on Canvas
  • Mark Sawrie, Muncie, Ind.: “Stragglers” Pigment Print on Canvas (PH)

Purchase Awards

  • Gail Ginther, Metamora, Ind.: “Evening Rain” Acrylic on Canvas
  • Larry Graham, Muncie, Ind.: “Cityscape #13” Automotive Lacquer on Paper
  • Sara Fleenor, Eaton, Ohio: “Cans” Oil on Canvas
  • Nicole Pancini, Muncie, Ind.: “Survival” Acrylic on Canvas