Friday, February 27, 2009

AICUO Announces 2009 Student Art Award Winners

AICUO Announces Winners of Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts

AICUO is proud to announce the 2009 winners of the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.

This year’s winners are:
• Mark Bush, Columbus College of Art & Design
• Amy Giovanna Rinaldi, Oberlin College
• Antonio Papania-Davis, Oberlin College
• Sarah Rocheleau, Art Academy of Cincinnati
• Andrew Steingass, Ohio Northern University
• Nathalie Van Balen, Denison University

These six artists will be presented their awards and their works will be featured at a reception in the Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design on April 20th. The reception will follow a student panel featuring our winners. A Grand Award winner will be announced from among these six and receive a cash prize.

The People’s Choice Award winner, selected from all 21 of this year’s nominees to the competition, will also be announced that evening. We encourage you to continue to vote for the People’s Choice Award in the coming weeks at the art awards Web site, For more information on the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, or to RSVP for the awards reception, please contact our office at 614-228-2196.

— Stacey Dorr