Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition, presented honors to eight students during the opening night reception on September 15 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery.
Pictured are (kneeling) Aaron Johnson (Best of Advertising) and Holly Carden (Faculty Choice Award for Illustration), with (back row) Dan Brawner (Chair of Graphic Design), Tiffany Poulose (Best of Publication Design), Ryon Nishimori (Best of Advertising-Poster and Best of Show), Sara Strese (Best of Package Design), Christopher Stewart (Best of Multimedia and Faculty Choice Award for Multimedia), Janey Nachampasak (Best of Illustration), John Whitman (Faculty Choice Award for Package Design), Assistant Professor Judith Sweeney O'Bryan and Associate Professor Steve Wilkison.
Jurors for Split & Twisted 2011 include noted design professionals Heather Dryden of Studio Plush, Adam Goleniewski of Anode and Ryan Nole of Kangaroo Press.
All Watkins Graphic Design majors were eligible to submit student projects (created since September 2010) in seven categories: Advertising, Advertising-Poster, Multimedia, Corporate Identity, Illustration, Publication Design, and Package Design.
Watkins graphic design students are among the most honored in the country through their submissions to regional, national and international advertising design competitions. In the past two years, Watkins students have collected 47 gold and silver Nashville Student ADDY awards, including Best of Show, and have claimed a significant number of top-level prizes at the district and national ADDYs.
Split & Twisted runs through September 28. Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.