Students receive awards for artwork


Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily

Nathan Kirkman, junior in graphic design, looks at a painting at 31th Art & Design Annual Juried Exhibition on Wednesday, Nov.10 at the college of Design.

Jacob Stewart

The 31st annual Art and Design Juried Exhibition was opened to the public Wednesday. The display features student works.

The exhibit was open to submissions all year and students could offer up to two pieces of art to be judged by two outside jurors: artists Chris Vance and Linda M. Griffin. 

ISU students and staff were not the only attendants — some parents and grandparents traveled across the state to see student submissions. Brooke Baudlier, senior in graphic design, submitted two entries to the judges. Her grandparents came from southeast Iowa to see her work. Baudlier was awarded with an honorable mention for her piece, “Brazillian Bean.”

Other art ranged from traditional paint and canvas, to a cigar box electric guitar. Nathan Kirkman, senior in graphic design, put together a book for his book publishing design class.

“The class includes designing and crafting the book, as well as filling it with content,” Kirkman said.

The winner of best in show was a painting by Kyle Funderburk, “Study after Jenny Saville.” 

Other honorable mentions included an acrylic painting by Megan Flynn, senior in integrated studio arts, entitled “Waste of Time.”

“Red Genie” by Brady Wold grabbed second place in the judging, and “Untitled” by Jacob Marti was awarded third place.

But not only the award-winning art will be on display.

“Birth,” a particularly evocative painting by Ben Whitmer, will be showcased.

“[The piece is] an abscract view on the birth of the universe,” Whitmer said. 

The student artwork will be on display until Dec. 2.