Published: Oct 2, 2009
Casey Crisenbery, Grand Prize winner of the national American Artist: Drawing Magazine Scholarship Competition, will be recognized at the Art Materials Trade Show Oct. 2.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah College of Art and Design School of Foundation Studies student Casey Crisenbery was selected as the Grand Prize winner of the national American Artist: Drawing Magazine Scholarship Competition, sponsored by Chartpak. Crisenbery, an undergraduate illustration student, will be recognized at the Chartpak booth Friday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m., at the River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in conjunction with the third annual Art Materials Trade Show in Savannah. Crisenbery won a $5,000 scholarship to SCAD plus an Artist's Kit from Chartpak.
Students across the United States were nominated for the competition by teachers and professors. Winning entries were selected based on their demonstration of inventiveness, craftsmanship and promise. "Crisenbery's work stood on its own. The panel of judges enjoyed the subtle use of color and shading," said Jamie Haskins, marketing and communications director, Chartpak Inc.
SCAD foundation studies professor John Rise nominated and mentored Crisenbery for the competition and will be on hand for Friday's presentation of the Grand Prize.
The third annual Art Materials Trade Show is a consumer trade show in an academic environment. The public is invited to attend free demonstrations taught by exhibitors, which are open to all ages and skill levels. Trade show hours are Friday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Art Materials Trade Show will host more than 50 exhibitors, including SCAD alumni Lance Main, owner of Occhuzzie Paint Company, and James P. Sulkowski, owner of MasterPanels. Exhibitors will demonstrate their custom-made art materials, all of which is available for purchase at a discounted rate during the three-day event.
Arts Materials Trade Show events are coordinated by the SCAD School of Foundation Studies to fund student scholarships. The trade show exhibition hall and lectures are free and open to the public.
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