McNeese State University visual arts student Ryan Rowland was named the winner of the first Industry Art Contest at McNeese. On hand for the announcement, from left, Rowland, Lynn Reynolds, visual arts department head, William J. Doré, Doré Family Foundation, McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams and Hunter Loupe, second place winner. McNeese Photo
(January 18, 2013) Ryan Rowland, a Lafayette visual arts major at McNeese State University, is the winner of the first Industry Art Contest at McNeese.
The Doré Family Foundation sponsored the contest.
Students submitted artwork that could be adapted by area industries to decorate industrial containers seen by millions of visitors to Southwest Louisiana.
Rowland received $500 for his winning design of an egret overlooking a Louisiana bayou. Hunter Loupe, Lake Charles visual arts major, placed second and received $300 while Nekoda Derouen, Lake Charles visual arts major, placed third and received $200.
The contest was open to all students and entries were judged by an internal panel that selected the top 20 entries. Representatives from local industries selected the winners of the first, second and third prizes. Designs were judged on artistic merit, creativity and adaptability for future use.