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Published:September 22nd, 2005 13:51 EST

Illinois - All-Student Show Ceremony Commends Art Pieces

By Matthew Kent

The All-student show awards ceremony was held Sunday afternoon in Tarble Arts Center awarding this year`s winners of art pieces.

More than 100 entries were submitted this year by 55 students, whose pieces were judged by three art professionals. Glenn Hild, chair of the art department, presented the awards to winning students.

Many of the students exuded joy after coming out winners at the annual event.

Jesse Baumgartner, a senior art major, was the recipient of the "Outstanding Senior Award" for his work in graphic design along with honorable mention for his work in electronic media.

He also won the Paul T. Sargent Award, which is presented to students who exhibit outstanding achievements in the art department. Megan McKenna, an art major, received a show award for her piece, "Reflection," along with a merit award for "Harley-Davidson Direct Mailer," an award presented in the graphic design category.

"It was a surprise," she said.

Jason Bly, a senior art major, won awards in the categories of honorable mention and a merit award for his work in painting.

He said he believed this year`s competition was good and added that it was memorable he won.

"I feel good that the hard work paid off," Bly said.

Nam Clark, a senior art major, also received a merit award for his piece.
"I was not expecting this, but I`m proud," Clark said.

Haley Nivens, also an art major, won the best of show for her award winning piece, "Sterling Silver Vessel." She also won a show award for "Marathon Brochure and Application," a graphic design piece.

"I`m excited and overwhelmed," Nivens said.