Each spring the department juries work of junior majors in studio art. The four prize winners are given an exhibition the following fall in the Colburn Gallery.

Ian Crawford Award

Awarded in honor of the late Ian Crawford, an outstanding UVM art student.

The Owen Award

Awarded to an exceptional Junior through the generosity of Professor Emeritus Frank Owen.

The Wilson Award

Thanks to the generosity of Paul and Betty Mayer, this award is given to a junior studio art or art education major in recognition of their work and to encourage their pursuit of art after graduation.

The Baldwin Award

Thanks to the generosity of Paul and Betty Mayer, this award is given to a junior studio art or art education major in recognition of their work and to encourage their pursuit of art after graduation.

Previous Award Winners

2020 - Noah Zhou, Jess Vos, Alicia Russotti, Elinor Swanson
2018 – Lizzie Ames, Chloe Foster, Ex Johnston, Keira Meiser
2017 – Lily Barker, Tyler Fletcher, YanYan Kwan, Jun Xiao
2016 – Grayson Crounse, Sarah Ingraham, Emilia Headrick, Chloe Mills
2015 – Jeff Maynard, Jess D’Amelio, Brian Needles, Julianna Roen
2014 – Elizabeth Powell, Dana Heng, Amanda Marquis, Wylla Skye
2013 – Alexandra Smith, Ruth Shafer, Christopher Rubin, Eliza Carver
2012 – Fraces Cannon, Jackson Tupper, Eliza Walp, Amanda Machamer
2011 – Sarah Bush, Justin Hoekstra, Britt Lilienthal, Yarden Salei


The Wilson Award: Alex Both

The Baldwin Award: Kate Heilenbach

The Ian Crawford Award: Juliette Fredericks

The Owen Award: Daisy Hutter