USM Art Department

Congratulations to All the Art Student Award Recipients at this year's Student Juried Show

Juror's Award for Best in Show

At this year's Student Juried Show Opening Reception on Thursday, March 14th, 28 Students were honored by having their work(s) selected by this year's Jurors to hang in the beautiful USM Gallery in Gorham.  The three Jurors were Duncan Hewitt, sculptor and former USM professor, Adam Lampton, photographer and professor at Stonehill College, Easton,MA, and Catherine LaBarre, a teaching artist in Portland who works in painting and other mediums.

Out of the 44 works in the Show the Jurors selected 5 works by 5 students to be singled out as particularly outstanding.

Two Jurors' Honorable Mentions went to:

  • Rosalie Darrell for her Ceramic Sculpture, Peaks

  • Liz Brown for her Photograph, Rebecca Goodale ate Ile Saint-honorat, Cannes, France

Two Jurors' Runner-up Awards went to:

  • Cole Leighton for his Ceramic Sculpture, Disappearing

  • Kyle Randall for his Painting, Studio Improvisation

The Jurors' Award for Best in Show went to:

  • Dani Cournoyer for her Photograph, Mask (Image Below)

Mask by Dani Cournoyer

Eight Art Department Discipline Awards were Also presented.

The discipline awards acknowledge the accomplishments of art majors within the disciplines offered by the Art Department. These include art history, art education, book arts, ceramics, foundations, painting & drawing, photography and digital art & design, and sculpture.

This public recognition honors the students and informs the audience of department programs. Recipients are nominated by faculty who teach within the disciplines. Each year we look forward to celebrating the work of outstanding students, including those who were selected for the Annual Student Juried Exhibition. 

Foundations Discipline Award

  • Finn Marion Lane

Art Education Discipline Award

  • Rosalie Elizabeth Darrell

Art History Discipline Award

  • Justin Dyer

Book Arts Discipline Award

  • Cole Jackson Leighton

Ceramics Discipline Award

  • Michelle Lessard

Painting & Drawing Discipline Award

  • Sydney Stultz

Photography and Digital Art & Design Discipline Award

  • Paisley Violet Stewart

Sculpture Discipline Award

  • Natasha Rose Sacklett

On behalf of all Art Faculty the Art Department recognizes and congratulates these students for all their accomplishments!

Juried show Award Recipients

Exhibition dates are March 14-31, open Wed & Thurs noon-6 pm, Fri-Sun noon-4 pm. Open by appointment only during spring break March 18-22.   USM Art Gallery, Gorham, Maine.