The 28th Misty Dailey Awards Ceremony

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On Thursday, April 23rd, we celebrated our student’s hard work at the 28th annual Misty 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.   

Our regular tradition of catered dinner and awards in person was not possible this year. Instead, we hosted a the ceremony on Zoom with remarks from faculty and students compiled into one video. We were joined by over 80 students, faculty, friends, and donors of the department.

We offer our greatest thanks to all those who made the night happen!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Senior Art Major Projects

First Prize – Morgan Smith
Second Prize – Anna Kooken
Honorable Mention – Anita Kelava
Honorable Mention – Kent Hall

Outstanding Papers in Art History

Research Paper / First Prize – Emma Burns, “Annexing the Odalisque: How Second-Wave Feminism Affected Female Artists’ Depictions of Female Bodies in 1970s America”
Research Paper / Second Prize – Julia Tagliabue, “Bosch’s Human Monsters”
Short Paper – Pedro Rosario – “The Art of Smoking: Pipes and Tobacco in Dutch Still Life Paintings.”

Art, Diversity, and Healing

Art History – Eliza Lafferty, “African American and Abstract Artists”
Art – Yulissa Lopez Lavias, “Not Just a Child”

2020 Tropaia Awards

Clifford T. Chieffo Award for Art – Edson Martinez
Leo Doran (C’2015) Award for Art History – Raphaële Sevrain

Some moments from the virtual Award Ceremony are below. Attendees were able to send notes of congratulations to students as they won the awards, and cheer them on in real-time via Zoom’s Gallery View feature! For a list of previous winners and more details on the awards themselves, please see the Dailey Awards page, linked here.