Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Donna Gutierrez
ROSWELL -- A number of professional, amateur and student artists have been recognized with scholarships and cash awards for their participation in the ENMU-Roswell Art Department's "To Your Credit" regional art exhibition on campus.
The unique credit card sized artwork will be on display in the Student Services Center lobby through April 20.
Visiting artist and official juror Edie Tsong, M.F.A. announced the award winners during the awards ceremony March 21. Tsong is a nationally known conceptual artist originally from Pennsylvania. She is also a Roswell Artist Resident, currently exhibiting her work at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
Winners of $400 scholarships to be used towards tuition and fees for one semester enrollment (expires December 2005):
- High School Scholarship Winner - Joseph Borem, for photograph "Death Wish"; Borem is a Goddard High School student whose entry was a class project for Mrs. Coleman's photography class.
- ENMU-R Scholarship Winner - Pricilla Ornelas, for drawing "Bar Code Memory"; Priscilla is an ENMU-R student currently enrolled in Jennie Bower's Art 101 class.
Winners of cash awards of $75 each:
- The New York Award for the best of the non-representational works – Leigh Southerland, Texas
- The Quantum Award for the most surprising – Craig Schubert, Texas
- The Millenium Award for the work which most clearly demonstrates the spirit of the times – Shelley Ann Trask, California.
- The San Francisco Award for the funkiest of all the entries – Paul Happel, Roswell, New Mexico
- The Renaissance Award for the best of the traditionally realistic works – Camille Tanner, Utah
- The Roswell Award for the most cosmic of all the entries – Karen Schiff, Colorado
- The Citizen Award for the most socially relevant work in the exhibit - R. Garriott Stejskal, New Mexico
- The Digital Award for the best of works using new technology – Hal Cantwell, Oklahoma
- The Classical Award for the most philosophical of all entries – Aspen Ni Wood, New Mexico