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Winners of the 25th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Announced University News
For release: January 25, 2008

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View a slideshow of exhibition highlights.After a winter hiatus, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) opened on Friday with the 25th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, featuring work in all media from U of M art students. 93 students entered a total of 160 art works for the exhibition, which was judged by Chakaia Booker, a New York based sculptor best known for her use of recycled rubber tires. Booker selected 89 pieces for the exhibition and the following awards recipients:

Merit Awards

Christine Garzonio Heiser for Untitled (color pencils, chalk)

Cathy Reece for All's Fare (mixed media) and McAmerican Idle.mart (mixed media)

Citation Award

Thomas A. Elliott for Building Shadows (relief sculpture of mild steel, rusted)

Artlab Award

Rebecca Higdon for Life Epiphytic (ceramic installation)

Photography Award

Jason Miller for Untitled (pigment ink on photo rag)

Undergraduate Award

Niki Johnson for Women on Washington (graphite on vellum, dollar bills, relief) and First Ladies (mixed media, silkscreen prints, graphite on vellum pine, paint foam)

Graduate Purchase Award

Elisha Gold for Soldier Boy (military truck parts, silkscreen)

Special Recognition Award by Juror, Chakaia Booker

Eric Painter for So Real and So True (Meteor Metaphor) (steel) and Family Portrait (Metamorphosis) (mixed media, steel and oil painting)

Best of Show Award

Brooke Foy for When I Was Smaller (mixed media, sculpture, wood, sawdust, ceramic sink)

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