2009 AAP art awards

News
June 2, 2009

The 2009 Cornell University Department of Art awards were presented to eight graduating students during the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning Commencement ceremonies on May 24.

Two of the seven awards conferred at the ceremony recognized great promise of future achievement in the field of art: Dana Kash (B.F.A. ’09) received the Faculty Medal of Art, which acknowledges the student’s academic record as well as studio work, and Stefanie Hirsch (B.F.A. ’09) was presented with the Department of Art Distinguished Achievement Award.

Kash, Emily Parsons (B.F.A. ’09) and Carol Zou (B.F.A. ’09), were the recipients of the 2009 Post-Baccalaureate Award. The award is based on the fall 2008 and spring 2009 B.F.A. thesis exhibitions and projects. The winners will create a new body of work for a group exhibition at the AAP NYC facility in Manhattan later this year.

The Baskerville Painting Award was presented to Whitney Oldenberg (B.F.A. ’09) and Allen Camp (M.F.A. ’09). Charles Baskerville, class of 1919, established the scholarship associated with this award to assist Cornell students in the field of painting.

Anthony Graves (M.F.A. ’09) received the Elsie Dinsmore Popkin Memorial Painting Award. This award, founded in 2006 by the members of the class of 1958 in memory Popkins, is awarded to a student for work of distinction in painting.  

Graves also received the John Hartell Graduate Award given to graduate students in art and architecture for their excellence and achievement in their respective fields.

The Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal of Art was awarded to Sarah Humphreville (B.F.A. ’09). The medal, founded in 1900 by the family of Charles Goodwin Sands, class of 1890, is awarded for work of exceptional merit done by an art student in painting and composition or sculpture.