Outstanding Student Awards 2023, Part 2 (of 3)
July 21, 2023
The winners of SDA’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials and concepts not only in fibers and textiles, but in printmaking, sculpture, and more. It is an honor for the Education Committee to be able to see student work, review it, and learn more about the personal and societal issues they are tackling through their work. We will be spotlighting OSA students every Friday in July, please feel free to follow them and support their art practices. Check out the last week’s OSA Spotlight: Part 1. Congratulations to all 39 awardees!
John Fifield-Perez (he/him), Untitled (Minneapolis), 2023. Jacquard tapestry with wool and cotton, 48 x 59 inches. Photo by the artist. Graduate, Kent State University. @fifield.perez
Frey Ranaldo (he/him), Puffed Peplum Look, 2023. Knit and crocheted yarn, with wire, and Polyfil. Photo: Spencer Dunn. Undergraduate, Cornell University. @freyranaldo
Jess Harris (she/her), Labor of Love, 2023. Single stitch grid crocheted acrylic yarn with wooden dowel andmetal hardware, 43 x 70 inches. Photo by the artist. Undergraduate, Lesley University. @girlp0sting
Kristin Boyer (she/her), Embrace I, 2023. Quilted and embroidered dyed fabric, with polyester stuffing, 16 x 19 x 3 inches. Photo by the artist. Graduate, University of North Texas. @Kristin_boyer
Genevieve Hildebrand Chupp (she/they), Spanish Moth Dress, 2023. Cotton, wool, thread. Photo by the artist. Undergraduate, Portland State University.
Kel Schecht (she/they), Untitled, 2022. Fiber reactive and resist dyed cotton and silk, left: 25 x 25 inches, right: 51 x 8 inches each. Photo by the artist. Undergraduate, Iowa State University. @kschecht.art
Emilie Chartrand (she/her), Play Pretend, 2023. Hand stitched, hand quilted, collaged, and embroidered found fabrics, found linens, cotton batting, embroidery floss, 14 x 14 inches. Photo by the artist. Undergraduate, Kansas City Art Institute. emiliechartrand.com | @e.n.c_art
Hannah Sandler (she/her), Looking Through Brighter Lenses, 2023. Crocheted, machine knit, embroidered, printed pattern designed fabric with bottle tabs, yarn, digitally printed cotton sateen, velvet, and lace, 120 x 140 inches. Photo by the artist. Undergraduate, Savannah College of Art and Design. hannahsandler.com | @art_shtuff
Lola White (she/her), Cared For, 2023. Naturally dyed, acid dyed, Shibori, flower poundded, painted, wax resist, embroidered, and bundle dyed silk and wool, 6.5 x 6.5 inches each. Photo by the artist. Undergraduate, Savannah College of Art and Design. lolawhite.ca | @lolawhiteart
Thomas Romero (he/him), CC003, 2023. Treble crocheted and resist hand dyed cotton, wool, and acrylic yarn, with galvanized piping, wood, and fishing line, 6 x 10 x 4 feet. Photo by the artist. Graduate, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. @th.romer
Shania Herrera (she/her), Out of Bounds, 2022. Crocheted and tufted acrylic yarn, with glue, wool, glass beads, embroidery thread, and interlocking fibers from an acylic painted canvas, 60 x 132 inches. Photo by the artist. Graduate, Appalachian State University. niaxera.weebly.com | @niaxera
Aaron McMullin (she/they), The Legacy of White Supremacy, 2023. Machine sewn blouse and skirt with second-hand lace, heat transferred photographs printed using photo transfer paper, and soil from a Montgomery, AL cotton field, approximately 72 x 42 x 36, Photo: Brooke Krankel and artist. Graduate, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. aaronrosestudio.com | @aaronrosestudio
For more information check out the Grants & Outstanding Student Awards page.