The department of Art + Design’s 53rd-annual Juried Student Exhibition honored students April 28 with an awards night via Zoom.

This year’s exhibit featured 45 works of art, chosen from 178 submissions. This year’s juror was Claire Kovacs, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Binghamton University Art Museum.

The following Austin Peay students won honors from the jurors at the awards show:

• Jamie Erwin’s “Black Lives Matter” won The Bruce Childs Printmaking Award.

• Sarah Spillers’ “Nashville’s Covid Candy Kitchen” won the T. Max Hochstetler Painting Award.

• Rebecca Martinez’s “Alejandra” won the Olen Bryant Sculpture Award.

• Amalia Wills’ “Anechoic and Echo” won the Jim Diehr Ceramics Award.

• Pamela Henry’s “Man’s Plane” won the Charles Young Drawing Award.

• Katie Boyer’s “Untitled” won the Becky Hall Photography Award.

• Harley Simpkins’ “When & Where” won the Bettye Holte New Media Award.

• Madison Tucker’s “Homework Hotline's End of the Year Mailer” won the Philancy Holder Graphic Design Award.

• Amalia Wills’ “Anechoic and Echo” won Best in Show.

The following Austin Peay students won the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Purchase Awards chosen by Art + Design faculty:

• Sarah Spillers for “Nashville’s Covid Candy Kitchen.”

• Eden Jeffers for “City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana.”

• Jamie Erwin for “Black Lives Matter.”

• Savannah Shirley for “Return to Crabbo.”

Their works will be added to the university art collection.

Rebecca Martinez’s “Alejandra” won the Hazel Smith Student Art Collection purchase award. Her piece will be added to the university’s permanent collection.

Austin Peay students Katie Boyer, Rebecca Martinez, Shirley Layer and Uyanga Ganzorig won the CECA summer research grants, selected by Art + Design faculty.

CECA will help fund their summer projects, which will be displayed in the Barbara Beach Gallery in the fall.

To learn more about Art + Design program offerings, exhibitions and speakers, visit the department website.