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Fifth Annual NSU Student Juried Art Exhibition Winners Announced

TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State University Department of Communication and Art is proud to announce the winners in the Fifth Annual NSU Student Juried Art Exhibition.

"There were a record number of student artists and total entries, and the overall quality of the artwork was outstanding," said Bobby Martin, Northeastern State University Art Program Coordinator.

This year's juror was Mickel Yantz, curator at the Cherokee National Historical Society. The exhibition is on display until May 5 at the NSU Gallery, 325 N. Muskogee in downtown Tahlequah.

Immediately following the close of the exhibition in Tahlequah, the winning artworks will be put on display at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. This is the second year in a row for NSU students to have the opportunity to display their work in this world-renowned museum. The student work will be on display in the gallery space of the museum's Osage Restaurant from May 8 until August 15.

NSU Student Juried Art Exhibition winners:

Best of Show:
Daysha Loyd, Sallisaw, "Daysha Vu", pastel

Trina Fimple, Claremore, "DNA" raku ceramic

Daysha Loyd, Sallisaw, "Metamorphosis", pastel

Figure Drawing:
Yoshie Shibata, Japan, "Ascension", pastel

April Coen, Braggs, "Mystic Moonlight", acrylic

Graphic Design/Digital Media:
Amelia Criner, Sand Springs, "Untitled", digital type design

Mixed Media:
Trina Fimple, Claremore, "Jagged Edge", raku and fused glass

Debby Stenberg, Tahlequah, "Water Maiden", oil

Vicky Green, Tahlequah, "Your Walk with God", digital photo

April Coen, Braggs, "Twisted", drypoint print

Trina Fimple, Claremore, "Rebirth", painted ceramic

Mai Akiba, Japan "Haruka", watercolor

For more information, please contact Bobby Martin, Northeastern State University Art Program Coordinator, at 918-444-2712 or


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