2009 Art Award Winners

The Library received 91 submissions for this year's contest. Students were asked to respond to any work of art in the Library's internationally recognized collection. The responses were varied and included poems, essays, digital art, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and musical compositions.

For the undergraduate submissions there was a split decision, with the award going to Theresa Dietrich and Dan Asselin, both of whom wrote poems that interpreted paintings. Dietrich's Expressions and Phrases was written in response to Lennart Anderson's President Vernon Lattin and Asselin's poem, Two Windows, was an interpretation of Harold Baumbach's painting Aspen. The graduate winner was Roderic Williams, who wrote a musical response to Shahzia Sikander's Embark-Disembark I-VI.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, and congratulations to this year's winners and those who received honorable mention.

This year's winners are:

Dan Asselin, Undergraduate
Aspen Harold Baumbach
Aspen
Response:
TwoWindows.pdf
Theresa Dietrich, Undergraduate
President Vernon Lattin Lennart Anderson
President Vernon Lattin
Response:
ExpressionsAndPhrases.pdf
Roderic Williams, Graduate
Embark/Disembark I-VI Shahzia Sikander
Embark/Disembark I-VI
Response:

Honorable Mentions

Adele Lonas
Don Quixote Marc Mellon
Don Quixote
Response:
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Christina Squitieri
Clammer's Marks, North Branch John Walker
Clammer's Marks, North Branch
Response:
PaintedPoetry.pdf
Joseph Pacilio
River's Edge Jim Lee
River's Edge
Response:
Keamisha Johnson
Echoing Factors Chakaia Booker
Echoing Factors
Response:
KeamishaJohnson.jpg
Laurence Moulin
Sarah Doug Schwab
Sarah
Response:
Sarah.jpg
Moira Tuohy
Typewriter William Kentridge
Typewriter
Response:
Typewriter.jpg
Yun Wei
Day Sarah Sze
Day
Response:
Today.pdf