2018–2019 Snite Museum of Art Essay Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018–2019 Snite Museum of Art Essay Competition. In addition to being published in the journal Fresh Writing, the winners' essays are also published below. 

 

First place: Angelica Ketcham, "Art and Passion: The Dark Side of Greatness"

Second Place: Molly DeLuca, The Madonna

Third Place: Elena Wernecke, Maquette for Tunnels

 

Previous winning essays:

20172018

First Place: Patrick Hidalgo McCabe, "Wounds Left in the Earth"

Second Place: Olivia Barnard, "A Pomegranate: Fruit of Womb, Spirit of Life, Fruit of Virtue"

Third Place: Mary Killeen McCans, Nicole Miller in Repose


20162017

First Place: Fabiola Shipley, "Sex and Sin in the Image of God"

Second Place: Mita Ramani, "Finding Eternal Light in Ever-Changing Darkness"

Third Place: Kristin Ringhand, "Reflections on Vanitas II, Rhapsody, After P.C."

 

20152016

First Place: Francesca Patti, Jewel Joy Stevens, America's Little Yankee Miss

Second Place: Maria Pope, "Freedom and Circumference"

Third Place: Halpin Burke, Psyche Led to Love

 

20142015

First Place: Reilly Kohn, Figures on the Rocks at the Edge of the Sea, or The Coast at Etretat

Second Place: Soren Kyhl: The Ashbaugh Madonna

Third Place: John Sheehy, "Shining a Light on War"

 

2013–2014

First Place: Kevin Wilkins, "Muller's Play of Human Sorrow"

Second Place: Sienna Wdowik, "The Way We View Them: Physicality and Juxtaposition in Jaime Guerrero's Encarcelados"

Third Place: Maya Jain, "Nydia, The Blind Girl of Pompeii"

 

2012–2013

First Place: Maura Cotter, "Darkness and Light in Noël Coypel's The Resurrection of Christ"

Second Place: Kevin King, "Guarded Knowledge in the Medieval Era"

Third Place: Elena Gacek, "Pillars of Faith: Intellect and Imagination in the Catholic Tradition"