Students Win Art Awards at Exhibit

Several Austin College student artists have been selected to display their work in the Art and Art History Department annual juried Student Art Exhibit.

Each year, several students are recognized with the department’s Jane Nelson Material Awards at the exhibit reception. The 2012 winning artists are freshman Michaela Modén of Plano, Texas, first place, and sophomores Janel Lionberger of Austin, Texas, and Samantha Gamble of Carrollton, Texas, second place. Third place honors went to sophomore Ellen Carey of Wichita, Kansas; sophomore Amanda Hovey of Warwick, Rhode Island; junior Brendan Kelleher of Boerne, Texas; sophomore Sarah Martin of Corpus Christi, Texas; and sophomore Shelbie Monkres of Paris, Texas.

All students whose work was selected for the exhibition are listed below.

  • Lauren Bolinger of Burleson, Texas
  • Ellie Cary of Wichita, Kansas
  • Ana Espinosa of El Paso, Texas
  • Ali Fritsche of Gilmer, Texas
  • Samantha Gamble of Carrollton, Texas
  • Savannah Hardin of Victoria, Texas
  • Amanda Hovey of Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Gideon Ibemere, Jr., of Cypress, Texas
  • Roya Jamshidi of Rockwall, Texas
  • Brian Kamras of Sherman, Texas
  • Brendan Kelleher of Boerne, Texas
  • Alexis Larmeu of Dallas, Texas
  • Huong Le of Houston, Texas
  • Stephanie Lee of Dallas, Texas
  • Kaela Leman of San Antonio, Texas
  • Janel Lionberger of Austin, Texas
  • Will Livingston of Sherman, Texas
  • Sarah Martin of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Michaela Modén of Plano, Texas
  • Shelbie Monkres of Paris, Texas
  • Alicia Neeley of Houston, Texas
  • Elizabeth Oltman of Sherman, Texas
  • Leticia Pilar of Carrollton, Texas
  • Evan Runyon of Carrollton, Texas
  • Tiffany Shim of Dallas, Texas
  • Elise Short of Sherman, Texas
  • Caitlyn Shuping of Dallas, Texas
  • Madeline Smith of Rockwall, Texas
  • Chris Struble of San Antonio, Texas
  • Aly Tharp of Plano, Texas
  • Matthew Wescott of Marble Falls, Texas
  • Chelsea Wylie of Spring, Texas

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.