Winner’s Circle

Congratulations to all who participated & thank you to CCH Pounder who judged this 2021's competition!

Watch the Awards Announcement below.

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We’ve had an amazing summer hosting the chalk art competition this first year. We received wonderful submissions and support from around the country and can’t wait for next year’s contest. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Muscarelle Museum of Art

And now, The 2021 Competition Winners

Winners will be contacted directly by museum@wm.edu within 7-10 business days

First Place Winner: Naoka Nakagawa-Russo

Competition Submission

Original Work

TORII (KIYOTADA) KOTONDO (Japanese, 1900 – 1976)
Tomomori, circa 1950
Woodblock print
Gift of David Libertson
2016.255

Second Place Winner: Erick Toussaint

Competition Submission

Original Work

DELITA MARTIN (American, born 1972)
Carry This In Remembrance Of Me, 2019
Acrylic, charcoal, lithography, relief printing, decorative papers, and hand stitching
Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
2020.002

Third Place Winner: Sylva Murtinova

Competition Submission

Original Work

TORII (KIYOTADA) KOTONDO (Japanese, 1900 – 1976)
Tomomori, circa 1950
Woodblock print
Gift of David Libertson
2016.255

Runner Ups

Sisavanh Houghton & group

Competition Submission

Original Work

TORII (KIYOTADA) KOTONDO (Japanese, 1900 – 1976)
Fuji Musume (Wisteria Girl), circa 1950
Woodblock print
Gift of David Libertson
2016.259

Whitney Ledesma & group

Competition Submission

Original Work

ROMARE HOWARD BEARDEN (American, 1911 – 1988)
In the Garden, 1979
Color lithograph
Gift of Lenore Sue Kent
1980.022A

Michelle Chrismon

Competition Submission

Original Work

FAITH RINGGOLD (American, born 1930)
The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996
Color lithograph, 94/100
Museum Purchase
2000.023

Congratulations to all of the 2021 winners
& to all of those that participated this year.

Join us in 2022 for the 2nd Annual Competition!