Prize winners for 2016 ‘What is Good Art’ competition announced

Viewing-gallery-400This year’s annual ‘What is Good Art’ competition and exhibition ties into a larger programming initiative at the Institute this spring on the theme of Ethics, Food, & Culture. Students from across the university submitted a record-setting number of works that addressed themes including sustainability, food cultivation and consumption, body image, and the relationship of humans to nature. A jury of Duke faculty and students selected the art that currently appears in the Keohane Kenan Gallery of the West Duke Building on East Campus, as well as four prize winners. Attendees at the opening reception on Wednesday, February 17 voted for the gallery select prize. The exhibition will be on view through March 4. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Congratulations to the prize recipients:

1st Prize: Kristina Baker, “Blood Oranges”
2nd Prize: Bryce McAteer, “The Most Productive Body of Water”
3rd Prize: Michael Tauschinger- Dempsey, “iPan”
Honorable Mention: Francesca Davie, “Femininity Traces”
Gallery Choice: Robyn Guo, “Cores”