Dailey Awards

The Art and Art History Department, together with the Dailey Family, annually recognize and award exceptional work by Georgetown University Art and Art History students. The awards honor the memory of Frances Louise “Misty” Dailey, an art major at Georgetown, who passed away in 1978 during her senior year. Her family has long supported the arts at Georgetown, and endows these awards in Misty’s name. Awards alumni can connect on Facebook.

The awards ceremony is held annually every April. Application forms are posted every February.

The Misty Dailey Awards 

The Misty Dailey Awards were created for graduating majors and minors in the arts and were first awarded in 1993. Stipends of up to $500 are awarded to students for outstanding Art History research papers, short form papers, and outstanding senior projects in Studio Art. Applicants must be seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art History and/or Studio Art. Outside jurors in Art History and Studio Art decide the winning work in their respective disciplines.

Eligibility:
Studio Art awards are open to graduating Seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art. Only students with artwork included in the annual Majors and Minors exhibitions in the Art Gallery will be considered. The Gallery Director will contact you directly via email with further instructions. No form is required.

Art History awards are open to graduating Seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art History. Students will submit only one paper to be judged by an outside juror. Papers may be written in either your junior or senior year. Majors may submit a research paper or short paper. Minors may not submit a research paper. A completed application form must be submitted with the essay.

2016 APPLICATION FORM

The Dailey Family Travel Award

The Dailey Family Travel Award supports research travel for sophomores and juniors who will be conducting research in the U.S. or abroad during the summer or following academic year. The award provides a stipend of up to $1500.00.  The grant may be used for travel expenses while enrolled in an academic program or to extend the length of stay for the sake of pursuing interests in the visual arts. For example, studio artists might enhance their portfolios by discovering new sources of inspiration.  Art historians who plan to write a thesis might visit museums, libraries or other sites relevant to their topics.

Eligibility:
This award is open to declared majors and minors in Art and/or Art History, who are studying for research abroad or in the United States during the summer of 2016 or the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. Graduating Seniors may not apply. A completed application form must be submitted with a 500 word essay describing the project.

2016 APPLICATION FORM

The Excellence in Art & Psychology Award 

This award, newly created in 2013, recognizes the achievements of students who have undertaken the interdisciplinary study of both the arts and psychology.

Eligibility:
Open to graduating Seniors majoring or minoring in Psychology, as well as majoring or minoring in Art or Art History. Applicants can be a double major, major-minor, or double minor combination. A completed application form must be submitted with a 500 word essay describing your interest in art & psychology.

2016 APPLICATION FORM

About Misty

Frances Louise “Misty” Dailey was a Studio Art major in the College who died during her senior year in 1978. Her faculty advisor, Professor Clifford Chieffo, remembers Misty as a joyful, outgoing, and athletic art student, who had been planning a career in art therapy. Misty loved children and she wholeheartedly embodied the Georgetown ideal of service to others. Following her untimely death, the Department of Art and Art History faculty, with the support of her family, classmates, and friends, established the Misty Dailey awards programs for Art and Art History majors and minors in order to recognize and honor exceptional creative and intellectual work by Georgetown students.
 

2016 Awardees

Outstanding Senior Art Project - Alexis Dever
Travel Award, Art - Krishna Sharma and Alexandra Porazzo
Honorable Mention for a Senior Art Project - Christa Choy
Outstanding Short Paper - Caitlin DeSantis
Outstanding Long Paper - Christine Slobogin
​Honorable Mention for Long Paper - Mary Ahearn

Awardees 2010-2015


2015

Outstanding Short Paper - Leo Doran
Honorable Mention for a Major Research Paper - Katherine Propper
Outstanding Major Research Paper - Victoria Proctor
Honorable Mention for a Senior Art Project - Leah Life
Outstanding Senior Art Project, 2nd Prize - Charlotte Kirsten
Outstanding Senior Art Project, 1st Prize - Chloe Jones
Travel Award, Art - Andrew Yan
Excellence in Art & Psychology - Kelsey Jones
 


2014

Outstanding Short Paper - Neil Sood
Honorable Mention for a Major Research Paper - Claire Hines
Honorable Mention for a Major Research Paper - Jay Lee
Outstanding Major Research Paper - Nora Rosengarten
Honorable Mention for a Senior Art Project - Mai Mack
Outstanding Senior Art Project, 2nd Prize - Rosemary Christian
Outstanding Senior Art Project, 1st Prize - Sophie Brenninkmeijer
Travel Award, Art History - Michelle Yaw
Travel Award, Art - Jee Won Park
Excellence in Art & Psychology - Leona Pfeiffer
 


2013

Honorable Mention for a Major Research Paper in Art History - Emma Forster
Honorable Mention for a Major Research Paper in Art History - Sarah Fox
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Mark Joseph Stern
Travel Award for Art History - Andrew Toporoff
Travel Award for Art - Leona Pfeiffer
2013 Excellence in Art & Psychology Award - Stephanie Crockett
Outstanding Senior Art Minor - Marya Pulaski
Honorable Mention for a Senior Art Project - Jung Won Hwang
Outstanding Senior Art Project - Greta Rasmus
Outstanding Senior Art Project - Swedian Lie
 


2012

Art History Short Paper - Maria Zoulis
Art History Long Paper - Clare Donnelly
Art History Honorable Mention - Marvin Aguilar
Studio Art 1st Prize - Nicole Thomas
Studio Art 2nd Prize - Julia Kwon
Studio Art Minor - Silky Kadakia
Travel Award - Celeste Chen
 


2011

Art History Major Paper - Elizabeth Kneuer
Art History Major Paper Honorable Mention - Erika Amundson
Art History Short Paper - Francesca Pazniokas
Art History Short Paper Honorable Mention - Christian Morrissey
Studio Art - Helen Burton and Noemi Beltran
Studio Art Honorable Mention - Carolyn Chema
Travel Award (Art History) - Marvin Aguilar
Travel Award (Studio Art) - Madeline McLennon
 


2010

Art History Major Paper - Galina Olmsted
Art History Major Paper Honorable Mention - Katherine Norton
Art History Short Paper - Ryan Butterfield
Art History Short Paper Honorable Mention - Lauren Sugarman
Studio Art - Juliet Papantonio and Emily Voightlander
Studio Art Honorable Mention - Claire Callagy and Taylor Hoff
Travel Award (Art History) - Caroline Gralton
Travel Award (Studio Art) - Helen Burton
 

Awardees 2000-2009


2009

Art History Major Paper - Sarah Mellot and Lindsay Giam
Art History Short Paper - Lindsay Giam
Studio Art - Margaret Skor and Byrnne Pfirrman
Studio Art Honorable Mention - Tsai-Yen Lin
Travel Award (Art History) - Genevieve Hulley
Travel Award (Studio Art) - Alex Hewett, Catherine Burke, and Elizabeth Griesedieck
Theater - Reginald Douglas
Music - Christina Capatides
 


2008

Outstanding Short Paper in Art History - Thomas Langlois
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Erika Nelsen
Honorable Mention for a Major Research Paper - Catherine Homsey
Travel Award (Art History) - Sarah Mellott
Outstanding Senior Project in Studio Art - Nadia Khan
Outstanding Senior Project in Studio Art - Emily Bushman
Honorable Mention for a Senior Project - Robert Campoy
Honorable Mention for a Senior Project - Emma McGill
Outstanding Senior Work by a Studio Art Minor - Laura Blewett
Travel Award (Studio Art) - Alex Hewett
 


2007

Art History Major Paper - Jayne Kelly
Art History Short Paper - Jan-Patrick Abello, Elizabeth Mok, and Lily Oh
Art History Short Paper Honorable Mention - Stephanie De Voss and Sara Rafsky
Studio Art - Haley Derrah and Olivia Wolfe
Studio Art Honorable Mention - Kevin Beaumont and Laurie Reynolds
Travel Award (Art History) - Jessica Ly
Travel Award (Studio Art) - Elizabeth Baker and Byrnne Pfirrman
Theater - Sarah Sexton
Music - Chelsea Batavia
 


2006

Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Alissa Grainger
Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Megan Hackard
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Julia Graham
Outstanding Senior Minor in Studio Art - Maria Nunez del Prado
Studio Art Honorable Mention - Caitlin Davis
Dailey Travel Grant, Studio Art - Robert Laws
Dailey Travel Grant, Studio Art - Teresa Sites
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Diana Kamin
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Kathlene A. Pinkard
Art History Major Paper Honorable Mention - Chessia Kelly
Theater - Adam Aguirre
Music - Elizabeth Mueller
 


2005

Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Melanie Adams
Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Jonathan Gardner
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Darryl Collier
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Kurt Marsh
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Jared Chavez
Outstanding Senior Minor in Studio Art - Erica Yu
Dailey Travel Grant, Studio Art/Art History - Laura Reynolds
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Elizabeth Perkowski
Outstanding Short Paper in Art History - Ashley McCormick
Dailey Travel Grant, Art History - Frances Holly Shen
Art History Major Paper - Jessica Soojian
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Laura Ferstl
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Christina Ciocca
 


2004

Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Alex Beck
Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Elliott McLean
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Joseph Sallette
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Zsofia Jilling
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Brittany Marling
Outstanding Senior Minor in Studio Art - Prudence Hyman
Outstanding Senior Minor in Studio Art - Joanna Bissgaier
Dailey Travel Grant, Studio Art - Jared Chavez
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Thea Smolinski
Outstanding Short Paper in Art History - Katharine Perry
Art History Major Paper Honorable Mention - Frances Wu
Dailey Travel Grant, Art History - Julia Baumgardner
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Jarrod Beck
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Michael Benz
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Isaiah Wooden
 


2003

Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Nisha Arora
Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Jessamine Suan Chin
Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project - Catherine Ferrante
Dailey Travel Grant, Studio Art - Chris Milmoe
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Ashley Brenner
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Katherine Greenberg
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Ann Colleen Jolly
Outstanding Senior Minor in Studio Art - Jeeho Park
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Sarah Melikian
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Jessica Soojian
Outstanding Short Paper in Art History - John Imbriglia
Dailey Travel Grant, Art History - Rachel Hohner
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Thomas Donnelly
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Clayton Lord
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Brian Soja
 


2002

Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project in Photography - Timothy J. Llewellyn
Outstanding Senior Studio Art Project in Painting - Arturo L. Preciado
Outstanding Senior Art Project in Digital Art - Meryl E. Bailey
Honorable Mention Senior Studio Art Project - Sarah E. McNulty
Outstanding Senior Minor in Studio Art - Christine M. Fleury
Outstanding Major Research Paper in Art History - Katherine F. Birrow
Outstanding Short Paper in Art History - Lisa A. Freeman
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Eli B. Gonda
 


2001

Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Dana L. Kirkpatrick
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Erin C. Ness
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Gabriel F. Zangari
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Machiko Iimura
Outstanding Work in Studio by a Senior Minor - Rory P. McDermott
Misty Dailey Travel Grant Fellow, Studio Art - Michael Dowley
Outstanding Major Research Paper, Art History - Melissa N. Neal
Honorable Mention, Research Paper, Art History - Victoria Golebiowski
Outstanding Short Paper, Art History - Lauren Cerullo
Misty Dailey Travel Grant Fellow, Art History - Katherine Birrow
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Richard K. Parker III
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Corree L. Forman
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Kerri Jo-Dale Carpenter
 


2000

Honorable Mention for a Studio Art Minor - Allison R. Benedetti
Honorable Mention for a Studio Art Minor - Tesse K. DeFlines
Outstanding Major Research Paper, Art History - Liuba L. Shapiro
Honorable Mention, Research Paper, Art History - Melody N. Drummond
Outstanding Short Paper, Art History - Liuba L. Shapiro
Honorable Mention, Short Paper, Art History - Courtney A. McGowan
Misty Dailey Travel Grant Fellow, Art History - Alison M. Barnett
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Adrian M. Kohn
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - James B. Donovan
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Susan F. McGuire
 

Awardees 1993-1999


1999

Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Daniel J. Kanach
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Julia L. Rachiele
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Grace H. Lu
Misty Dailey Travel Grant Fellow - Amy K. Sung
Outstanding Major Research Paper, Art History - Kelly M. Cronin
Honorable Mention, Research Paper, Art History - James A. Bulen, Jr.
Outstanding Short Paper, Art History - Elizabeth L. Winborne
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - C.B. Crane
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Stephanie L. Gatton
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Julia R. Mayer
 


1998

Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Josephine E. Allen
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Michelle Magdo
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Yodit Beyene
Outstanding Major Research Paper, Art History - Tanya Sheehan
Honorable Mention, Research Paper, Art History - Felicia T. Lugo
Outstanding Short Paper, Art History - Edward D. Amorosi
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Naushon Vanderhoop
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Stephanie T. Smith
 


1997

Outstanding Work in Studio Art - DShawn B. Digney
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Kelly A. Pagano
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Brian Viscomi
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Kelly A. Brenan
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Nathaniel C. Norton
Outstanding Major Research Paper, Art History - Clarissa E. Post
Honorable Mention, Research Paper, Art History - Alexis Woolsey
Outstanding Short Paper, Art History - Kathleen Mrachek
Honorable Mention, Short Paper, Art History - Andrew Madden
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Kelly M. Carpentiere
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - John Shay
 


1996

Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Marni P. Kravitz
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Matthew S. Tierney
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Iara. M.B. Etcheverry
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Erin R. Mara
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Colleen S. Wehle
Outstanding Research Paper, Art History - Jennifer Wright
Honorable Mention, Research Paper, Art History - Heather Vogell
Outstanding Short Paper, Art History - Erin Murphy
Honorable Mention, Short Paper, Art History - Kimberly Hamlin
Outstanding Senior Work in Music -  Philip E. Catelinet
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Kelly A. McGuire
 


1995

Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Rumiko Ishimori
Outstanding Work in Studio Art - Michael G. Kroart
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Kai J. Raab
Honorable Mention, Studio Art - Manoush Zomorodi
Outstanding Seminar Paper, Art History - Claudia L. Di Fabio
Outstanding Seminar Paper, Art History - Jane W. Oberwager
Honorable Mention, Art History Seminar Paper - Sheridan P. A. Hotung
Outstanding Senior Work in Music - Anthony M. Turkiewicz
Outstanding Senior Work in Theater - Matthew B. Kershaw
 


1994

Purchase Prize, Printmaking - Katherine Bets
Sculpture Prize - Peter Wentzel
Honorable Mention, Painting - Kevin McMahon
Prize for Lecture Paper - Josef Simon
Prize for Seminar Paper - Jennifer Schipf
 


1993

Purchase Prize - Jodi Buonanno
Painting Prize, Single Painting - Jodi Buonnano
Painting Prize, Ensemble - Laura Williams
Honorable Mention in Painting - Colin Treado and Emily Littleton
Sculpture Prize, Single Piece - Peter Conze
Printing Prize, Ensemble - Colin Treado
Honorable Mention, Drawing - Kevin Keyser