Winners of the 2022 Art Awards
DEPARTMENT OF STUDIO ART
Perspectives on Design (POD)
The POD (Perspectives on Design) award was established anonymously in 1992 and is given annually to the graduating senior(s) whose accomplishments in studio art are judged by the faculty of the Department of Studio Art to be the most worthy of recognition. In addition to a monetary award, the winner will be afforded the opportunity to have an exhibition of his or her work in the department's regular gallery space, including support for mounting and advertising the exhibition.
VERONIKA L. AHLBORN '22 - Ronnie Ahlborn grew up in the Detroit area in Michigan with her parents and older brother. She attended Cranbrook Schools from first grade through high school, and started taking art classes more seriously near the end of her high school career. At Dartmouth, Ronnie has explored a variety of mediums, but her main concentration now is working digitally. After graduation, Ronnie is going to continue her creative pursuits in graphic design, working as a Marketing Manager for a small streetwear company in New York.
WILLIAM W. MARX '22 - William W. Marx was born and raised in Houston, TX where he graduated from St. John's School, initially planning to pursue majors in music and physics before discovering his passion for architecture during his freshman year at Dartmouth. Through architecture, Marx's focus in studio art expanded across media to include sculpture, bricolage, painting, photography and installation art. Though ever-evolving and operating with no defined style, Marx's current practice centers the ritual of labor, nuance of branding and akratic perception of time.
W. David Dance 1940 Fine Arts Award
The W. David Dance 1940 Fine Arts Award is a prize of a contemporary fine art print awarded to three exceptional graduating seniors in the department of Studio Art. Each student selects a print from a group of works earmarked for this award. These prints – etchings, woodcuts, engravings, mezzotints, digital/new media, and photographs – are purchased by or donated to the Hood Museum of Art specifically for this award. The fund for the award was given by Robert Dance, Class of 1977, in honor of his father, a devoted alumnus of the college.
WYLIE Z. KASAI '22 - Wylie Kasai was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School in 2018. Wylie is a double-major in Studio Art and Computer Science modified with Digital Arts, as well as a Human-Centered Design minor. His favorite mediums are architecture and printmaking. After graduation, Wylie will be staying at Dartmouth for another year to pursue a master's degree in Computer Science & Digital Arts while interning at the Studio Art Department.
MIKAILA K. NG '22 - Mikaila Ng was born and raised in Waialua, HI where she began creating art at a very young age. Mikaila graduated from Kamehameha Kapalama High School in 2018. Mikaila's main concentration is in painting, but she also explores sculpture and textiles in her work. After graduation Mikaila will continue to work at Dartmouth as a Studio Art Intern and Resident Fellow.
MACY A. TOPPAN '22 - Growing up in the deep woods of rural Connecticut, Macy Toppan developed a love of multi-dimensional art through an addiction to animated movies. She grew this into a passion for studio work at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. Though her focus initially revolved around two dimensional work—in animation, painting, and drawing—her concentration shifted to digital and physical sculpture. Her media use primarily revolves around virtual reality and masking tape, though it incorporates a broad range of mediums and changes frequently. She'll consider to explore this after graduation when she returns to Dartmouth to complete her masters in Computer Science and Digital Art.
Robert Read Prize
This prize was established as a descriptive geometry award in a bequest by Robert Leland Read, an alumnus of the Class of 1864, who served much of his career as a civil engineer with railroads in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. As descriptive geometry is no longer in the curriculum, the prize is now awarded for work in the graphic arts.
ALICE H. CROW '22 - Alice Crow Originally from Canterbury, New Hampshire, Alice Crow is a studio art and history double major. While she started mostly worked in pen and ink during high school, she settled into abstract acrylic work during her sophomore spring at Dartmouth. She hopes to continue painting as she pursues fine arts after graduation.
BILLIE A. MCFADYEN '22 - Billie McFadyen was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario but moved at age 5 and was raised in Dallas, Texas, where she developed a love of drawing at an early age. Billie graduated from Marcus High School in 2018, where she first began taking AP Art classes primarily drawing and working in colored pencil. Billie's main concentration in Studio Art has been painting, although she loves printmaking. After graduation Billie will stay here at Dartmouth and work in the Studio Art Department as an Intern.
TATUM G. TEODORI '22 - Tatum Teodori Growing up just a short drive from Washington DC, Tatum Teodori spent much of her youth roaming the art-ridden halls of DC's many museums and galleries. Upon graduating from St. Paul's School for Girls in 2018, Tatum sought to further pursue her interest in both STEM and art. At Dartmouth College, Tatum is an Engineering Sciences and Studio Art double major, and a Human-Centered Design minor. After graduation, Tatum will work at Publicis Sapient, a digital design consulting company, in Boston.
KAY N. T. VUONG '22 - Kay Vuong was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. She spent most of her childhood poring through any comic book and literary works she could get her hands on, and gradually developed an intense pre-occupation with illustrated narratives. Kay graduated from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted. Her Studio Art concentration is Drawing, as she is interested in exploring her own way of creating black-and-white comic book illustrations. After graduation, Kay will move back to Vietnam, where she will continue working on her first graphic novel.
Wolfenden Fine Arts Prize
Established in 1987 in honor of the late Josephine Wolfenden, wife of a faculty member and a student for many years of Paul Sample, the Wolfenden Fine Arts Prize is a cash award given to a student for demonstrated proficiency in painting, sculpture or draughtsmanship.
MAX T. BARRETT '22
EMMA H. HAZARD '22 - Emma Hazard was born and raised in Sandia Park, New Mexico. Inspired by the dramatic landscapes of her home state, Hazard became passionate about art at a young age. She graduated from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque in 2018. At Dartmouth, she studied Studio Art and Engineering. Hazard's work consists largely of paintings and mixed media installations that prompt viewers to explore their own relationship with the natural world.
JULIAN J. JIMENEZ '22 - Julian Justin Jimenez was born in NY, NY and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn before moving to Ridgewood, Queens where he currently resides with his mother and sister. Julian graduated from Uncommon Charter High School in 2018. His main concentration has been in painting and sculpture with hopes of working with glass and concrete in the future. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Julian will join the Studio Art Department as an intern for the upcoming fall, winter, and spring.
Melissa Brown Hurlock-Hobson 1993 Award
The Melissa Brown Hurlock-Hobson 1993 Award Fund was established in July 2002 in honor of Melissa Brown '93. Melissa was a studio art major, intern, and P.O.D. Award recipient. She received a Reynolds Scholarship to study Aboriginal art and culture in Australia and then went on to complete an M.F.A. at The San Francisco Art Institute. After a long struggle with breast cancer, Melissa passed away on December 26, 2001. This award was established in recognition of Melissa's commitment and achievement as an artist. In her memory, an annual award is presented to a student who demonstrates accomplishments preferably in the area of printmaking, painting, sculpture, drawing, or photography. Priority is given to an already established art student who submits a proposal for a special project to the Department Chair, or a sophomore with outstanding potential in the artistic areas specified. The award is designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments, and to help provide recipients with the means to pursue their artistic aspirations as outlined in student proposals.
ANNIKA L. MORGAN '23 - Annika "Nik" Morgan was raised in Redding, CT and Upstate New York, where she first started creating art, focusing on sculpture. Annika graduated from Joel Barlow High School, planning to major in Biomedical Engineering at Dartmouth, but after two years returned to her love of art as a studio art major, now focusing in oil painting and drawing. One of Annika's paintings was recently selected for the National Juried Exhibition at the Delaplaine Arts center in Maryland. After graduation Annika hopes to move to the Western USA and continue developing her painting skills in conjunction with her passion for the outdoors and mountains.
The Class of 1960 Studio Arts Curatorial Fellowship
This award was established in 2014 by the Class of 1960 to enable a student(s) to curate exhibitions in the student run art gallery in the Black Family Visual Arts Center. Each year the fellow(s) will curate, coordinate and oversee 4-6 exhibitions of Dartmouth students in the gallery. This involves soliciting artwork, curating work, installing and de-installing exhibitions, preparing labels, writing publicity, and organizing receptions.
WILLIAM W. MARX '22 – William W. Marx was born and raised in Houston, TX where he graduated from St. John's School, initially planning to pursue majors in music and physics before discovering his passion for architecture during his freshman year at Dartmouth. Through architecture, Marx's focus in studio art expanded across media to include sculpture, bricolage, painting, photography and installation art. Though ever-evolving and operating with no defined style, Marx's current practice centers the ritual of labor, nuance of branding and akratic perception of time.