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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date May 10

DALLAS – Numerous talented students were honored May 5 with awards for their works of art in the 2010 Juried Art Student Exhibition, which was on display in the Brookhaven College art galleries April 28-May 11.

Juror’s Award winners included: first place (tie), John Kuehne; first place (tie), Marut Juksuwatchara; second place, Behsid Dalili; third place, Jim Tompkins; honorable mention, Sheryl David; and honorable mention, Evita Tezeno.

Juror’s Awards were chosen by Jean MK Miller, associate dean of the College of Visual Art and Design at the University of North Texas.

“It was a pleasurable, but daunting task, due to the high quality and number of works submitted,” Miller said. “I must say that in my 20-plus years of jurying student competitions, this particular competition is very near the top in terms of excellent artworks.”

Purchase Award winners, which were chosen by full-time art faculty and staff at Brookhaven College, included: Francisco Alvarado, Lisa Barker, Michael Cerda, Sheryl David, Susan Sheils Johnson, John Kuehne, Samantha Mak, Deborah Mullen and Barbara Purdy.

Following the May 5 awards reception, a luncheon honored art students, particularly those transferring to other universities to complete their education. These students and their new universities included: Bryan Byum, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Alfredo Salazar-Caro, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Holly Frank, California College of the Arts; Oscar Mejia, Southern Methodist University; Sheryl David, undecided; Samantha Mak, Kansas City Art Institute; and Taylor Dupre, Savannah College of Art and Design.




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