Two art students receive international recognition

Author: Erik Runyon


Two students from the Department of Art, Art History and Design at University of Notre Dame were recognized recently for their outstanding entries in international competitions.

Tomas Rivas, an MFA student, won theOutstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awardfor 2005 by the International Sculpture Center (ISC).

Designed to recognize young sculptors, encourage their continued commitment to the field and highlight the sculpture programs of participating universities, this years contest drew a record 130 universities, colleges and art school sculpture programs from four countries.

Rivas was one of 19 winners selected from a pool of 340 students, and his winning sculpture will be featured in the Grounds for Sculptures Fall/Winter Exhibition, to be held October 2005 to January 2006 inHamilton,New Jersey.His work will also be featured inSculpturemagazine, an award-winning publication of the ISC.

Mary Prendergast, who recently received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Notre Dame, was selected as a finalist for her entry in the 2005 International Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 students representing ten countries, Prendergast is one of three finalists in the Environmental Graphics category.As a finalist, she will attend the Adobe Design Achievement Award Event held July 21 st at theGuggenheimMuseuminNew York City.

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