Awards Reception for Interior Design Student Exhibit
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Interior Design department will honor the best of the year at an awards reception for the 16th annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree candidates, on Friday, January 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.
Category and Grand Prize winners, based on craftsmanship, creativity and digital rendering skills, will be announced at 6:30 p.m. by Cheryl Gulley, associate professor and chair of the department. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
All Watkins Interior Design majors were eligible to submit projects (created since Spring 2012) in eight categories: Residential, Commercial, Introductory Presentation Skills, Intermediate Presentation Skills, Lighting or Furniture Design, Computer Modeling, Portfolio, and Sustainability.
Watkins Interior Design students are consistently recognized for their creativity and professionalism in both academic competitions and community involvement. Watkins won the 2012 student competition at the annual conference of the Tennessee Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and, for the past two years, a Watkins student has received the chapter’s top honor, the Jane D. Reagor Award for outstanding interior design student in the state.
Alumni of the program can be found in commercial, residential, hotel, restaurant, healthcare and furniture design, with all members of the 2012 graduating class currently employed in the interior design arena.
The 16th annual Watkins Interior Design Student Exhibit is on display daily in the Currey Gallery now through January 29. 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. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.watkins.edu. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter.