The 29th Misty Dailey Awards Ceremony

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On Thursday, May 6th, we celebrated our students at the 29th annual Misty Dailey Awards. Together with the Dailey Family, the Art and Art History Department annually recognizes and awards 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 the ceremony on Zoom with remarks from faculty and students compiled into one video. We were joined by over 100 students, faculty, friends, and donors of the department.

We are grateful to all who made the event possible!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

The Misty Dailey Family Awards in Studio Art

Senior Art Project, First Prize – Amalia Stahl
Senior Art Project, Second Prize – Onrei Josh Ladao
Senior Art Project, Honorable Mention Jamorko Pickett

The Misty Dailey Family Awards in Art History

Outstanding Long Paper in Art History, First Prize – Eliza Lafferty, “From Misrepresentation to Public Memory: Tracing Filipinx American Visual Cultures and Curating the Vernacular Archive.”
Outstanding Long Paper in Art History, Second Prize Sarah Kurzweil, “Fashion as Art, Art as Fashion: Assessing Why French Luxury Fashion Brands Partner with Artists.”
Outstanding Long Paper in Art History, Honorable Mention – Suna Cha, “Reconceptualizing Postwar Korean Contemporary Art: Tansaekhwa and the Development of Abstraction in South Korea.”
Short Paper – Daniel McCooey – “Walking the Path: How Dürer’s The Promenade Symbolically and Structurally Engages Viewers.”

The Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing

Art History – Emma Walsh, “An Unnatural History: Afro-Brazilian Female Artists at the Forefront of Changing Narratives about Race.”
Studio Art – Deborah Han, “Our Freedom From Want.”

The Dailey Family Discovery Award

Art History – Eliza Lafferty, “Centering Indigenous Filipinxs in The Pakinggan Archive.”
Studio Art – Alexandra Bowman, “A Documentary on the History and Practice of Political Cartooning.”

2021 Tropaia Awards

Clifford T. Chieffo Award for Art – Grace Bowman
Leo Doran (C’2015) Award for Art History – Suna Cha

For a list of previous winners and more details on the awards themselves, please see the Dailey Awards page, linked here.