Textiles Students Awarded Prizes for Design and Creative Promise

Megan Dunn accepting her award for the Alpaca Owner's Association Design Competition
This summer, five textiles students, both graduate and undergraduate, were recognized by national organizations for their work in textiles design. The Alpaca Owners Association Student Design Competition is open to over 200 North American art and design colleges and universities. Three Kent State students were finalists in this year’s competition and two students were awarded top prizes.  Megan Dunn (undergraduate textiles major) won first place for her design submission and Chang Liu (undergraduate textiles minor) was awarded second place. Graduate student Meagan Smith was also a finalist in the competition. 

The Surface Design Association (SDA) recently announced the accepted submissions for its annual, highly competitive Future Tense exhibition. Future Tense 2019 celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques.  Meagan Smith (graduate student) and Kate Mamone (recent BFA graduate) were both selected for the exhibition by the jurors, which will take place at the Edwardsville Art Center in Illinois from September 6 through October 11, 2019. 

The Creative Promise Award, also from the Surface Design Association, is based on a portfolio of artwork submitted by student members of SDA. It is awarded to recognize excellence in a range of work in textile media by 2 outstanding students:  given to 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate. Both students selected for the summer cycle of award are students from Kent State University. Meagan Smith received the award, with a monetary prize of $600, alongside undergraduate student Emily Schmidt, who was awarded $400.

Images: Top (left to right) Artwork by Emily Schmidt, Meagan Smith and Kate Mamone. Right - Megan Dunn accepting her design award from the Alpaca Owner's Association. 

POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 4:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 11:36am