Austin College’s Department of Art and Art History is giving its student work a broad audience through the End-of- Year Online Student Art Show. The works were created on campus in the fall and in the early weeks of the semester; others were created during the remote learning portion pf the term. “We hope you enjoy taking a look at all of the hard work our dedicated students have put in this year,” a departmental announcement read. “Students’ resilience in the face of such uncertainty is truly inspiring and reflects who we are as a community.”
Participants have in the showcase are listed below, with notations on the recipients of the Jane Nelson Materials Awards. The awardees are selected by the faculty of the Art Department.
Phung Banh of Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM; Jane Nelson Materials Award;
Caroline Coreas of Houston, Texas;
Brittany Dang of Frisco, Texas;
Shannon Fischer of Keller, Texas;
Savy Flores of Dallas, Texas;
Carmen Guerrero of Rockwall, Texas;
Kate Kahle of Dallas, Texas;
Bird Luker of Fort Worth, Texas; Jane Nelson Materials Award;
William McCarthy of Waco, Texas; Jane Nelson Materials Award;
Melika Monfared of Fort Worth, Texas;
Amy Sierra of Garland, Texas;
Sam Skinner of Flower Mound, Texas;
Emma Solis of Houston, Texas;
Minaal Syed of Southlake, Texas;
Madison Taylor of Copper Canyon, Texas; Jane Nelson Materials Award; and
Cynthia Zapata of Houston, Texas; Jane Nelson Materials Award.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 50 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and more than 100 expert faculty members allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. Related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Austin College cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. The College, founded in 1849, is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.