The King Awards
The deadline for submission: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Notifications of the award to students: March 15, 2022
Award winners will receive:
- $3000 for first place Grad and Undergrad
- $2500 for second place Grad and Undergrad
- $2000 for third place Grad and Undergrad
All awards are based on artistic merit. In 2013, Gretchen King worked with the Department of Art and Art History to establish the King Competition and Exhibition, the department's first juried student exhibition. Since that time fellow alums, Meridee Moore (BA in Philosophy ‘80) and Kevin King (BFA in Fine Arts ‘81) have generously supported the annual competition and exhibition allowing the department to award undergraduate and graduate students monetary prizes and showcase their work in the Visual Arts Complex.
An exhibition of award-winning artwork will be on display in the Visual Arts Complex, Lower Level from April 6-14, 2022
Must be in a degree-seeking program in the Department of Art and Art History (BA, BFA, MA, MFA) and enrolled in an ARTS (art practices) class or classes this school year (fall 2020/spring 2021)
The 2022 King Award Jurors:
Miranda Lash is the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Lash has organized a wide range of exhibitions including Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues; Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N*; BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER (co-curated with Dean Otto); the traveling retrospective Mel Chin: Rematch; Camille Henrot: Cities of Ys; Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms; and Swoon: Thalassa. In 2017 Lash and Trevor Schoonmaker co-organized the acclaimed exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. From 2008 to 2014 Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Many of her projects seek to embrace regional complexity with a vibrant range of public programs and thoughtful intersections with local communities.
Lash currently serves as Vice President on the board of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has been a Clark Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a member of the artistic director’s council for the international triennial Prospect New Orleans. She holds a BA with honors from Harvard University in the History of Art and Architecture and an MA from Williams College.
Simone Krug has been a curator at the Aspen Art Museum since 2018. Most recently, she was part of the curatorial team on the major museum-wide exhibition Andy Warhol: Lifetimes. Prior to joining the AAM she worked at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles and has held numerous positions at museums including the New Museum, the Whitney, and SFMOMA, among other institutions. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, and many other publications.
Image: Kyle Oberleiter. "Blood Orange," fritware. 2019
Bachelor of Fine Arts Program
Application Deadline: March 15, 2022
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program offers advanced studio study to a limited number of highly motivated and talented students. The BFA student may choose one area of studio emphasis or an interdisciplinary focus where two or three studio areas are represented. Admission will be l limited not only in terms of capacity but also to ensure the type of record, motivation and the passing of a portfolio review. Upon failure to pass a second BFA Portfolio Review, students will complete a BASA degree.
Eligible students must have completed 30 hours of Art & Art History credit. It is strongly recommended for students to apply before reaching 45 credits in the major.
Questions? Please contact Jean Goldstein in the Art & Art History main office or at email@example.com
Image: Dilara Miller, BFA, Printmaking, 2021