The Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts (EVAs) is the nation’s first intercollegiate online arts competition. It recognizes outstanding students from the art programs at independent colleges and universities in every region of Ohio. Launched in 2008, the EVAs use the Internet as a venue for the competition, providing each nominated student with a permanent online portfolio on the AICUO website. The EVAs reception culminates the competition and the reception includes a student panel, an art exhibition presenting the six award winners, and an awards ceremony.
Senior students, attending our member institutions, who have an exceptional portfolio and artistic drive are nominated by their department chairs or deans. The six finalists are selected by one round of judging, followed by a second round that selects the award winner based on the highest score in that round. The award winner with the highest score is given the Grand Award. Work from the nominees will be on the AICUO Art Award website during the months of February and March, during which time the public is invited to vote for an individual for the People’s Choice Award. The six award winners present their work at the annual AICUO Award reception. All award winners receive a prize package and the Grand Award winner receives an additional cash award.
Every nominated student is provided with a permanent online portfolio that remains on the AICUO Website even after the competition concludes.
Have your say! Cast your vote for your favorite piece of work by one of this year’s nominees.
AICUO invites you to the award reception for the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. Come celebrate visual arts excellency with AICUO as we recognize graduating seniors from independent colleges and universities across Ohio.
825 Taylor Road,
Gahanna Ohio, 43230
The first round jury consists of art department faculty from member institutions, while second round judges are community leaders from Ohio involved in the visual arts. Most of our judges are practicing artists, and we encourage you to check out their websites.
Round One Judges
Ramya Ravisankar - Capital University
David Williamson - Baldwin Wallace University
Philip Sugden - Bluffton University
Geno Luketic - University of Dayton
Anna Arnold - Ursline College
Kathy McGhee - Columbus College of Art & Design
Craig Lloyd - Mount St. Joseph University
Kelly Phelps - Xaivier Univerisity
Zac Benson - Cedarville University
Crispin Prebys - Wittenberg University
Joseph Van Kerkhove - Tiffin University
Kathy Buszkiewicz - Cleveland Institute of Art
Emily Hanako Momohara - Art Academy of Cincinnati
Bridget Milligan - The College of Wooster
Sheilah Restack - Denision University
Round Two Judges