The Western Carolina University 2009 Josefina Niggli Celebration Committee and the Fine Art Museum seeks student art work in all media that will be considered for a prestigious commission to create a portrait of Josefina Niggli, acclaimed writer, poet and theater and movie director. Josefina Niggli was the founder and a faculty member of the WCU Department of Theater.
Based on the quality of previous artwork samples created, a student artist will be commissioned to create a unique work of art that embodies the spirit and character of Ms. Niggli. Finalists selected for the portrait commission will be encouraged to create a work of art that truly expresses Ms. Niggli’s dynamic persona and while highly expressive, will reflect a recognizable characterization of Josefina Niggli.
The winner will receive a $500 Best of Show Purchase Award and the work will become part of the College of Fine & Performing Arts Collection, to be permanently installed in the WCU Niggli Theater lobby.
Fine Arts Museum Atrium
April 7 - May 5, 2010
Concurrent with School of Art & Design Annual Student Art Exhibit
Winner Announced April 7th: Mike Dodson (BFA '10) - mixed media and oil portrait - $500 Purchase Award
Mike Polomik (MFA '10) - oil on canvas - 2nd place - digital camera
Traci Pierce (BFA '10) - ceramic tile, glaze, photo transfer - 3rd Place - digital camera
Other selected exhibiting artists:
Courtney Chappell (MFA '11) - oil on canvas
Kara Faust (BFA '10) - oil on canvas