The William Carey University Department of Art hosted an opening reception for the annual Student Art Show and Competition at the Kress Live in Biloxi on April 16.
During the reception, winners of the nine categories were announced. Winners and their categories are senior art major Rick Wilemon of Hattiesburg, painting; junior art major Donnia Adams of Hattiesburg, printmaking; senior art major Ashton Gibson of Gulfport, design; senior art major Hayley Benefield of Gulfport, photography; senior art major Tina Mason of Gulfport, drawing; senior art major Kaitlyn McKee of Vancleave, 3-D art; senior art major Lucy Ellen Landry of Biloxi, mixed media; senior art major Joanna McKenzie of Monticello, best in show; and senior art major Anne Marie Besse of Long Beach, people's choice. Honorable mention honorees are senior biology major Cara Larsen of Poplarville; senior art major Nicole Ainsworth of Laurel; and senior art major Jamie Nash of Ocean Springs.
Over 80 student works from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses were entered into the competition, which was judged by John Oles, a ceramic artist from New Orleans.
The show is on display at the Kress Live through April 30. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Tracy Williams, director of Tradition campus art programs, at (228) 702-1844 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.