“The George” award recipient is announced:
Congratulations, Saige White of the CSUB 2016 graduating class!
Guest Adjudicator, Lauren Mackler, has selected senior Saige White’s video work Civil Rights as her pick for the 2016 “The George” award. White’s piece was selected from among 25 art majors’ work exhibited in the Art 491 Senior Project and Exhibition II culminating exhibition titled Prelude at the Todd Madigan Gallery.
“Lauren was very impressed the commitment evident in the works and selecting this years’ winner was a difficult choice”, said Gallery Director and Curator Jedediah Caesar. “Honorable mentions go to Sheela Lewis, Clarisse Lopez and Fareedah Salahud-din, and congratulations to all the students for a great show.”
The George Award
George Ketterl was a much-loved founding member of the CSUB Art Faculty and a prominent artist. George vowed never to retire and when he died November 2nd, 2010, he was still a member of the faculty. In his honor “The George Award” was created. The George is a $500 award given to an art major selected from among the students showing in the Senior Exhibition by an impartial guest adjudicator.
George Ketterl is remembered for his selfless contribution to the education of thousands of CSUB art students, many who have gone on to become prominent artists themselves. He exhibited internationally, receiving commissions for his paintings in locations as varied as Florida and the Netherlands. George received several grants and awards including a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Danforth Foundation Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Award.