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The Senior Show 2017 – A Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Event

Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in News and Events.

Featuring the work of:
Alison Chen, Marcelle A. Coronel, Sophia M. Day, Conor G. de Mari, Ashlin Dolan, Lee Setili, Qinyuan Sun, Tongqi Wang, and Marguerite Poitevent Zabriskie

April 14, 2017

Awards at 5pm

Exhibition Dates:
April 14 – May 12, 2017

Space 204 Gallery
E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center
Vanderbilt University
1204 25th Avenue South(at Garland Ave.)
Nashville, TN

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10am-4pm

All exhibitions and receptions are free
and open to the public.

Exhibition Information
Space 204 and the Department of Art proudly presents this year’s Senior Show exhibitions showcasing the hard work of the Vanderbilt University’s nine graduating studio art majors. The Senior Show 2017 will be on display to the public from April 14 until May 12, in Space 204, located on the second floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center at 25th Avenue South and Garland Avenue.

A public reception will also be held on April 14, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm with awards and recognitions begining at 5pm. Awards include the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet awards, the Allan P. DeLoach Award for Photography, the Mid-South Ceramics and Plaza Artist Materials awards.

In addition, artwork from our studio art courses will be on display though out the E. Bronson Studio Arts Center during the reception.

History of the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award

Established in 1984, the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award has changed the lives of many of the recipients as well as helped to build the studio art program at Vanderbilt. The gift allows a graduating senior, who is serious about pursuing art, to travel and have time to create.

In 1984, this was a surprising gift to a department without an art major although many students did thoughtful and interesting work over the years. Receiving the Hamblet Award gave most of the students the confidence and the time to build a body of work, to pursue graduate degrees, or to develop their own art studios.

In 2005, with new facilities, additional faculty and support from the administration, Vanderbilt began to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art. The Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award became an important element in the development of the art major. The competition and the  accompanying art exhibition have created a capstone experience for senior majors serving as a natural extension of a senior thesis. The gift also enriches the senior major experience throughout the entire senior year, with guest artist visits as well as an art-viewing trip to a city with a vibrant art community for all the majors.

A year and a half after graduation, the winner of the Hamblet competition returns to campus to mount a solo exhibition of the work completed during the award year. Happily, in 2002, the department was able to add a merit award as well. The Department of Art is grateful to the Hamblet family for providing such a remarkable opportunity for our students.