Barclay Simpson Awardee

I am truly honored to be included, along with Diedrick Brackens and Omar El Mismar, as a recipient of the annual Barclay Simpson Prize.

About the Barclay Simpson Prize

The Barclay Simpson Prize is juried by outside experts who assess the work of second year MFA students and select one to five winners. Timed to take place shortly before commencement in May, the exhibition of the student award winners, and its opening reception, are among the hallmark events of the spring semester. In addition to the Simpson Exhibition, the winning students receive a cash prize and a dinner in their honor.

The Simpsons are art patrons who care passionately about art and education. Their goal is to invest in emerging artists and nurture their talent, thereby strengthening the cultural well-being of the Bay Area and beyond. Our school community is inspired by this public acknowledgment of exemplary student achievement and the warm generosity of the Simpsons.

 Shadows, 2014, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"

Shadows, 2014, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"