The Department of Art and Design held the Annual Horvath Juried Exhibition that displayed 40 pieces of student art work this past month, recognizing outstanding student achievement in the visual arts.
Dozens of pieces filled the room in Raymond L. Fitz Hall and its surrounding hallways with paintings, sculptures, photography, drawings, ceramics and designs between March 30 – April 27.
The department hosted a special reception in April as a closing event to the annual Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium to present selected students with awards for their pieces. The categories included: Horvath Award for Realism, first place/Best in Show, Best in Design, second and third place, Outstanding Photograph, as well as honorable mentions. Additionally, $1,600 in cash prizes were divided among the winning students.
Michael Conlan, Radial Gallery coordinator, accepted over 110 submissions for the exhibition, but only 40 were selected.
“The Horvath exhibit is an important opportunity for students to exhibit their work. Additionally, it is professional. There is a $5 entry fee. That’s how it works in the real world — you have to pay to get in,” explained Conlan.
Support for the awards comes from the Bela Horvath Award Fund established by Mrs. Horvath in honor of her husband, a Hungarian artist who found refuge in Dayton during and after World War II. Bela Horvath taught painting at the University of Dayton in the 1950s.
The students’ artwork can be purchased by contacting the gallery coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-229-3204.