From Press Reports
Mississippi State University art students swept the competition at a
statewide arts contest.
At the Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition in February, 1,052
entries from 10 universities were submitted for judging. Only 188
pieces were selected by juror Sarah Marshall, professor of art at the
University of Alabama, to be displayed at the Arts Center of
Mississippi. Of those, 188 pieces, 66 were works by MSU students.
MSU students also won five awards, more than any other school.
The MSU winners include Sarah G. Kilpatrick of Mathiston, Juror’s
Purchase Award in sculpture. Her concentration is in sculpture.
The MCAC is a juried exhibition featuring the work of student artists
enrolled in four-year colleges and universities. It is designed to
showcase the high quality of visual arts education taking place in
Mississippi higher education.
The Jackson art center is located at 201 E. Pascagoula St. Gallery
hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
A part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, the art
department offers concentrations in seven areas, including ceramics,
drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and