UA Little Rock announces winners of 2019 Annual Student Competitive

Caleb LeFerve's "Coleman Creek Triptych"

University of Arkansas at Little Rock art and design students are showing off their best work during the Annual Student Competitive art show on display in the Brad Cushman Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design until April 21. 

The exhibition includes 84 pieces of artwork by 48 UA Little Rock students involving drawing, paintings, prints, graphic design, photography, illustrations, textiles, metals, sculptures, ceramics, and furniture.

Gwen Kudabeck was awarded the Friends of the Arts Purchase Awards for two of her digital photographs, “Highway 365” and “Highway 270.” Caleb LeFevre received the Wilma and Jack Diner Scholarship Award of $1,050 while Amanda Brown and Seth Smith received the Charles D. Massey Scholarship for $250.

The winners were announced at a reception for the students on April 2, including:

Local Business Awards

Caleb LeFevre (Cantrell Gallery)

Annika Shunn (Hearne Fine Art)

Brady Jackson (Sol Alman Co.)

Art Supplies and Materials (courtesy of Art Outfitters) – Carol Anderson, Austin Bowers, Carley Brown, and Gwen Kudabeck

Starving Artist Awards

Wai K. Lo (Trio’s Restaurant)

Christina Osorio (Boulevard Bread Company)

Terran Henderson and Amanda Brown (The Root Café)

Lee Steen Hardwood and Woodworkers Association of Arkansas Awards – Gary Anderson, Christina Osorio, Shelby Ridgeway, and Karen Stein

Friends of the Arts Purchase Awards Gwen Kudabeck for “Highway 365” and “Highway 270”

Wilma And Jack Diner Scholarship Award Caleb LeFevre

Wilma And Jack Diner Purchase Award – Brady Jackson

Wilma And Jack Diner Cash Award – Terran Henderson

The UA Little Rock Art Gallery, which is free and open to the public, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Brad Bushman at or 501-916-5103.

Gwen Kudabeck photographs “Highway 365” and “Highway 270”
Gwen Kudabeck photographs “Highway 365” and “Highway 270”
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