Congratulations to School of Art+Design faculty members Donna Dennis and Sarah Walker for earning art awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The art prizes, awarded annually, honor both established and emerging artists. Winners were chosen from a group of 37 artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, which opened on March 6 and continues through April 12, 2014.
Dennis, professor of Art+Design in sculpture, won the Award of Merit Medal for Sculpture, a $25,000 prize given to an outstanding American sculptor.
Walker, a lecturer in Art+Design, won the Jacob Lawrence Award of $10,000 which recognizes outstanding achievement in the visual arts. The Academy also purchased Walker's 2012 work, C.M.E., as part of its Art Purchase Program. Since 1946, the work of talented, living American artists has been purchased and placed in museums across the country.
Donna Dennis, Cataract Cabin, 1993–94, mixed media, 144 x 144 x 144 inches