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65th Annual Student Exhibit: About the Exhibit

A juried art show of the best student work that has been submitted this year.

Welcome to the 65th Annual ECU Student Exhibit!

The Annual Student Exhibition is a tradition among Art Schools that is decades old. The Faculty exhibit their work in the Fall semester as a means of demonstrating their expertise, the students respond in the Spring with works demonstrating what they have learned. The Student Exhibition is juried and the best works are presented. This reflects the essence of what art education is, the process of learning to make aesthetic responses to challenges that engage an audience.

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Outstanding Student Awards

The following awards are given to outstanding students in the Department of Art + Design : Media + Communication:

Blakesley Scholarship

Briles Scholarship

Kendall Scholarship

Emma Box Scholarship - Given to an outstanding female student, in memory of one of the department’s early members.

Leon Polk Smith Scholarships - Endowed by Leon Polk Smith himself, these awards go to outstanding students who belong to a minority.

  • Sophomore Scholarship
  • Junior Scholarship
  • Senior Scholarship

Other Awards

Ada Artists Association/Yin Centennial Scholarship - Given to a student for exceptional virtuosity with traditional media.

Casiano Scholarship - Given in honor of Eli Casiano’s mother and sister. Eli is a recent ECU graduate and wanted to recognize the challenges faced by women of color in the Art world.

Grant Thorp Centennial Scholarship - Given to an outstanding student artist who is also involved in the community. 

Higginbotham Scholarship - Given to a student who excels in Graphic Design.

Ruth Walker-Landrum Sculpture Scholarship - Given in memory of Ruth Walker Landrum by her son Marcus, reflecting their interest in sculpture.

Student Work

Barriere - Jaguar in Ink and Gold Paint

Jaguar in Ink and Gold Paint

Diane Barriere


Ink and gold paint on paper


Recipient of the Casiano Scholarship

Wilson - Untitled


Reagan Wilson


Polychrome plaster


Recipient of the Ruth Walker-Landrum Sculpture Scholarship

Hudnall - The Family Tree: Not So Different After All

The Family Tree: Not So Different After All

Tanner Hudnall


One of five digital images


Recipient of the Briles Scholarship

Pillow - Untitled


Gracie Pillow


Charcoal drawing on paper


Recipient of the Ada Artists Association/Yin Centennial Scholarship

Feezel - Love Gesture

Love Gesture

Jenna Feezel


Oil on canvas


Recipient of the Emma Box Scholarship

Galante - Untitled


Wyatt Galante


Relief print


Recipient of the Blakesley Scholarship

Upshaw - Retro


Brady Upshaw


Digital image


Recipient of the Higginbotham Scholarship

Eddy - Young Girl in a Field

Young Girl in a Field

Jaden Eddy


Oil on canvas


Recipient of the Leon Polk Smith Scholarship

Johnson - In a Tizzy

In a Tizzy

Tiffany Johnson


Polychrome plaster


Recipient of the Kendall Scholarship

King - Valentine's Card Design

Valentine's Card Design

Ky King


Digital image


Recipient of the Grant Thorp Centennial Scholarship

Additional Information

Visit our website at the Department of Art + Design : Media + Communication

See what media ADMC is creating on the Tiger Media YouTube Channel


The works displayed in this virtual exhibit are the property of the individual artists.

All images of artwork are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only, and may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of the artist.