Our intern, Becky Peabody, has received an Excellence Award for her intaglio print "Flying Dream" in the University of Rhode Island Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2010.
Over 150 artworks were submitted by URI students to this years show, currently on view in the Main Gallery at the Fine Arts Center in Kingston until the end of May. The show was juried by Providence painter Simone Spruce and Hera Gallery member and photographer Alexandra Broches. They chose 50 artworks for the show and the top 10 received Excellence Awards.
They did a wonderful job picking out artwork and we recommend you go take a look if you get a chance. There is some extreme talent coming from URI art students this year. The gallery is open weekdays from 12-4 and will be open on Saturday May 22nd and Sunday May 23rd as well.
Becky has also recently been awarded 3rd place in the Carlotti Spring 2010 Art show, also at URI. This is a biennial show in the Carlotti Administration building. Her intaglio print "Fragmentation" along with 15 other works of art by URI art students will be on display here until their next show goes up in October 2010. "Fragmentation" is a work of art about Becky's fragmented relationship with her boyfriend, a United States Marine, while he was deployed in Iraq. "It's the most personal piece I've ever done" says Peabody.