Holly Carden’s illustrations earn her the prestigious annual honor
Holly Carden, a junior from Smyrna, TN, was awarded the 2013 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 14. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs and patterns that spoke to others.”
Jurors Martin Shofner of Shofner Buck Architects/ Architectsure and Walter Crouch of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP praised the Graphic Design major’s illustrations (with both hand-drawn and digitally created examples) for their technical excellence, composition and visual impact.
Chairs nominated two students from each department to participate, and the artists brought examples of their work to display and discuss during the two-hour process.
Pictured at right: Martin Shofner, Holly Carden and Walter Crouch.
photos by Samantha Angel
Congratulations to the 2013 Robb Swaney Prize nominees:
Jeremy Bolden, The Film School
Katie Bonaccorso, The Film School
Noelle Grimes, Fine Art
Holden Head, Photography
Emily Hill, Interior Design
Seth Prestwood, Art
Reinalisa Santoyo, Interior Design
Sharon Stewart, Photography
Hannah Taylor, Fine Art
Johnny Whitman, Graphic Design