Art Students Earn 2022 Awards and Scholarships

Published by Brooke Lange 7 months ago on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 1:49 PM
Concordia scholarship award winners who attended the art show were as follows:
Front row from left: Annie Weishaar, McKenzie Moore, Clarissa Spiehs, Kayla Loesche, Jenny Lewis, Lilley Barber, Julia Baker, Taryn Hamill, Anna Sommerer, Hannah Helmer
Back row from left: Harley Storie, Hannah Schaefer, Chase Berry, Carson Core, Matthew Hawes, Isabella Peperkorn, Jacob Brandt, Abigail Gerber, Emma Hoyer
Credit: Aaron Nix Photography
Concordia scholarship award winners who attended the art show were as follows: Front row from left: Annie Weishaar, McKenzie Moore, Clarissa Spiehs, Kayla Loesche, Jenny Lewis, Lilley Barber, Julia Baker, Taryn Hamill, Anna Sommerer, Hannah Helmer Back row from left: Harley Storie, Hannah Schaefer, Chase Berry, Carson Core, Matthew Hawes, Isabella Peperkorn, Jacob Brandt, Abigail Gerber, Emma Hoyer Credit: Aaron Nix Photography

Concordia University, Nebraska’s department of art recently announced this year’s awards and scholarship recipients during the Annual Student Art Show on April 4.  

These awards and scholarships are earned based on a student’s artwork in the annual Student Art Show that was on display in the Marxhausen Gallery of Art from March 27 to April 12.  

“We have the privilege of teaching and working with students who are not only talented but determined. Building relationships with and investing in their lives is what helps us and them to understand their unique visual language," commented Don Robson, chair of Concordia’s Art Department. “This year’s Annual Student Art Exhibition is but one example of their dedication and one that can be shared with the community at Concordia.”  

 

Concordia’s department of art awards and scholarships include: 

Leo Sieck Endowment  

The Leo Sieck Endowment was established to acknowledge an art student who demonstrates great potential as a scholar in art history, theory, and research. To be considered for this award, the student must be a major in art and rank in the upper 10% of his or her class. This year’s recipient is Abigail Gerber, a sophomore from Columbus, Nebraska.   

 

Class of 1933 Endowment  

Preference will be given to students in Lutheran teaching via education and service to the church. To be considered for this award, the student must be an art education major and pursuing an LCMS degree certificate. This year’s recipients include 

  • Julia Baker, freshman, Poy Sippi, Wis. 

  • Jacob Brandt, senior, Knob Noster, Mo. 

  • Kayla Loesche, freshman, Saint Louis, Mo. 

  • Hannah Schaefer, freshman, Albany, Ore. 

  • Harley Storie, freshman, Valley Park, Mo. 

  

Wayne and Wanda Lillich Endowment – Lillich Graphic Design Award 

This award recognizes a student or students in graphic design that exemplifies professionalism, high attention to the craft of the discipline, and overall quality of their design work. This year’s recipient was Mackenzie Moore, a freshman from Sidney, Nebraska.  

  

Brommer Art Scholarship Award  

The winner of the Brommer Art Scholarship Award shall demonstrate a strong witness of Christian faith, great work as a student and strong representation in the student exhibition. This year’s recipient was Taryn Hamill, a freshman from Omaha, Nebraska.  

  

Marxhausen Endowment  

Established by Reinhold Marxhausen and family, these scholarship awards recognize great artwork across a broad group of students and media. This award scholarship is open to all art majors and minors currently enrolled at Concordia University Nebraska and who will be returning for classes the following year. Selected by the faculty of the Department of Art during the department’s Annual Student Art Exhibition, these Honorable Mentions are presented to student’s whose work in the exhibition merits outstanding attention for its creativity, high degree of quality and/or clarity of vision. These awards are granted primarily upon the student’s representation in the Annual Student Art Exhibition. This year’s recipients included:

  • Jacob Brandt, senior, Knob Noster, Mo.  

  • Chase Berry, junior, Seward, Neb.  

  • Carson Core, junior, Seward, Neb. 

  • Emma Hoyer, junior, Crete, Neb.  

  • Clarissa Spiehs, junior, Hubbard, Iowa 

  • Abigail Gerber, sophomore, Columbus, Neb.  

  • Matt Hawes, sophomore, Omaha, Neb.  

  • Anna Sommerer, sophomore, Seward, Neb.  

  • Julia Baker, freshman, Poy Sippi, Wis.  

  • Lilley Barber, freshman, Overland Park, Kan.   

  • Taryn Hamill, freshman, Omaha, Neb.    

  • Hannah Helmer, freshman, Seward, Neb.   

  • Jenny Lewis, freshman, Lincoln, Neb.  

  • McKenzie Moore, freshman, Sidney, Neb.  

  • Isabella Peperkorn, freshman, Fort Wayne, Ind.  

  • Harley Storie, freshman, Valley Park, Mo.  

  • Annie Weishaar, freshman, Phillipsburg, Kan.