Artist: Jennifer Tancreto
Title: Mosquito Ridge
Medium: Monoprint, digital print, cut paper, pins
Award winners for the 26th annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition have been selected. This year's competition attracted 726 entries from 242 artists from throughout the United States and is part of the McNeese State University Banners Cultural Season.
Juror Claudia Schmuckli, director of the University of Houston's Blaffer Art Museum, selected seven works for purchase awards for inclusion in the McNeese Permanent Collection. Schmuckli also singled out three works for Juror's Mention Awards.
Purchase award winners are: Lewis Crawford, Salt Lake City, Utah; Heather Gordon, Durham, N.C.; James Mullen, Portland, Maine; Greg Sand, Clarksville, Tenn.; Jasmine Sanders, Woodruff, S.C.; Laurie Sloan, Sorrs, Conn.; and Jennifer Tancreto, Chico, Calif.
Juror's Mention Awards winners are: Teresa Cole and David Hawkins, both of New Orleans, and Nicholas Wood of Arlington, Texas.
Funding for this year's purchase awards was provided by Bolton Ford, the Lake Charles American Press, the family of W. Gedge Gayle Sr., the family of Muriel and T.H. Mayes and McNeese's Student Art Association and Department of Visual Arts.