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Raspberry Monday Awards 2020

Juror Keisha Williams

Juror Keisha Williams

A few words from the Juror

As we live in a "new normal" when reviewing works, I was looking for pieces that moved me, that made me feel something—be that humor, joy, sadness, introspection—works that caused me to think of where we were as a society and where we are now. Luckily, this was incredibly easy in many ways because of the talent and wide variety of work that was submitted. Ultimately, I wanted to highlight a wide range of techniques, mediums, styles and the range that students at Bethel create. 

I want to thank all of the students for participating, as I'm sure this is not the show that you were all expecting. While I can't see your work in person right now, your submissions provided so much joy. We should never undervalue the power of the arts, and times like these draw me to art and creativity in new and exciting ways. It was an honor to jury the 2020 Raspberry Monday exhibition, and I wish you all the best as you continue to create and grow. 

Raspberry Monday Art Award Recipient

Created by friends of the department, Don and Florence Johnson, this award recognizes outstanding qualities of a junior or senior art or design major for excellence in studio work and contribution to the Art & Design Department. The recipient is selected by the department faculty.

This year's recipient is Josh Eller '20

Joshua Eller ‘20 | Introspection | found ceramic object, google eyes, hot-glue

Joshua Eller ‘20 | Introspection | found ceramic object, google eyes, hot-glue

Purchase Award

Selected by the Art &; Design faculty, these honored pieces will become a part of the Permanent Collection of Bethel University. 

The piece to be purchased this year is Brave by Joanna Manning '20.
Joanna Manning ’20 | Brave | bronze, steel, granite

Joanna Manning ’20 | Brave | bronze, steel, granite

Cameron Booth Memorial Painting Award

This award, selected by the painting instructor and confirmed by the Art & Design faculty, recognizes an outstanding and promising painting student.

This year's recipient is Halle Rittgers '20.

Halle Rittgers ‘20 | Indigo and Ochre | indigo and colored charcoal on second hand fabric

Halle Rittgers ‘20 | Indigo and Ochre | indigo and colored charcoal on second hand fabric

Guy Chase Graphic Design Award

Selected by the Graphic Design instructor and confirmed by the Art & Design faculty, this award recognizes a graphic design student for their high level of accomplishment in the department. Chase was a brilliant painter and designer and an alum of the Bethel Art Department. He joined the faculty in 2001 to run the Graphic Design program. The department created this award in his honor when he passed away in his early 50s from cancer.

This year's recipient is Anna Solomon '20.

Anna Solomon ‘20 | Selfie: a book about self-portraits of old timey people with a link to the future | hardcover book with inkjet prints and augmented reality

Janet Wingblade Johnson Memorial Art Scholarship

This scholarship, selected by the ceramics instructor and confirmed by the Art & Design Faculty, recognizes an outstanding and promising ceramics student. Wingblade Johnson was the wife of Eugene Johnson, founder of the Bethel Art Department. After she passed, Eugene, an acclaimed ceramicist, gave an endowment for a clay award in her honor.

This year's recipient is Gissele Olivares '22.

Gissele Olivares ‘22 | Gloria | ceramics

Gissele Olivares ‘22 | Gloria | ceramics

Juror’s Recognition Award

Selected by the guest juror, distinguishing a piece as a "best of show.”

The piece recognized this year is Brave by Joanna Manning '20.

Joanna Manning ’20 | Brave | bronze, steel, granite

Joanna Manning ’20 | Brave | bronze, steel, granite

Koenigsberg Award

This scholarship, selected by the Art & Design faculty, is awarded to a promising art or design major who demonstrates unique and genuine talent.

This year's recipient is Bryson Rosell '22.

Bryson Rosell ‘22 | Stay Home, Stay Social | photoshop, photograph

Bryson Rosell ‘22 | Stay Home, Stay Social | photoshop, photograph

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