UACCM Art Student Snares Grand Prize at Collegiate Competition

Caleb McNew, a UACCM fine arts major, was honored Sunday, February 5, 2006, at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center in Russellville. McNew won the Grand Prize Award at the 19th Annual Collegiate Art Competition and Exhibition sponsored by CenturyTel. His work, a large triple self-portrait, was selected from almost 100 entries in the competition.
McNew, who resides in Plumerville, has been enrolled at UACCM since fall 2004. His advisor is Art Instructor Tina Lake.
UACCM fine arts major
 Caleb McNew stands in front of
 his award-winning self-portrait.
Each year, art students from college campuses around the region, including the University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University, University of the Ozarks, and UACCM  compete in this time-honored exhibition. The Juror for this year’s show was artist Patricia Lappin of Fort Smith. As this year’s grand champion, Caleb not only wins the Grand Prize cash award but also receives the honor of a one-man exhibition of his artwork in December of 2007.
UACCM has an online student art gallery that includes Caleb’s grand prize-winning self-portrait along with various works from other UACCM art students.
The Collegiate Art Exhibition runs through February at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center located at 1001 East B Street just south of the Hughes Center in Russellville. There is no charge for admission to the Gallery. For more information about the Gallery’s hours, contact the ARV Arts Center at (479) 968-2452.


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