BPMI Award Winners

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BPMI Awards for Spring 2020

The Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program is pleased and proud to announce the Spring 2020 winners of the three annual awards given in recognition of student achievement.

The H.T. (Jack) Horner Scholastic Excellence Award ($200 prize) recognizes both academic achievement and quality of artwork by a student in the first or second year of the program. This year’s winner is Katelyn Sima. The Charles E. Townsend Studio Achievement Award ($300 prize), for which quality of artwork is the main criterion, is given to a student in their junior year or equivalent in the curriculum. This year’s winner is Libby Siedell. And the Warren D. Dolphin Studio Excellence Award ($500 prize), intended for a graduating senior, recognizes quality of artwork representing the overall breadth and depth of the BPMI curriculum, accomplishments, and professionalism in the presentation of both the portfolio and resumé. This year’s winner is Grace Herzberg.

We congratulate Katelyn, Libby and Grace, and thank all of the applicants for rising to the occasion (virtually) during this challenging time.


Congratulations Katelyn Sima!

HT Jack Homer Scholastic Excellence Award - Katelyn Sima

The 2020 H.T. (Jack) Horner Scholastic Excellence Award ($200 prize) goes to BPMI student,

Katelyn Sima!

Katelyn Sima - Self-portrait

Self-portrait
Medium: colored-pencil on paper
Fall 2019, DSN S 131

Completed from direct observation for Drawing I, taught by Chuck Richards.

Congratulations Libby Siedell!

Charles E Townsend Studio Achievement Award - Libby Siedell

The 2020 Charles E. Townsend Studio Achievement Award ($300 prize) goes to BPMI student,

Libby Siedell!

Morchella Esculenta illustration

Morchella esculenta
watercolor and graphite on paper
Spring, 2020, BPMI 337

The purpose of this assignment was to learn botanical/mycological illustration conventions as well as how to research a subject and choose it’s most defining features in order to highlight them through illustration.

Congratulations Grace Herzberg!

Grace Herzberg

The 2020 Warren D. Dolphin Studio Excellence Award ($500 prize) goes to BPMI student,

Grace Herzberg!

Aurelia Aurita animation still by Grace Herzberg
Aurelia Aurita animation still by Grace Herzberg
Aurelia Aurita animation still by Grace Herzberg

Phases of the Moon Jelly – Aurelia aurita
2D animation
Fall 2019
https://vimeo.com/402818777

I combined references and research to create an animation about the life cycle of Aurelia aurita so that it can be understood by the general public.