Winners of the Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize and LeShelle and Gary May Purchase Prize announced
Congratulations to Kelley O’Leary (M.F.A., ‘22) and Morgan Cristine Flores (M.F.A., ‘22), winners of the LeShelle & Gary May Art Purchase Prize and Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize respectively. The winners of the two awards were announced at the opening celebration of the 2022 Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition.
The Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize is awarded annually to a graduating Master of Fine Arts student. The award, started in 2017, provides for the purchase of artwork created by the recipient for the university’s Fine Arts Collection. The purchase prize is made through an endowment fund established by Shaun Keister, vice chancellor of the UC Davis Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and Walter Allen, a business analyst in the client services unit of UC Davis Information and Educational Technology.
This is the first year the LeShelle & Gary May Art Purchase Prize has been awarded. This purchase award is funded by Jock Reynolds (M.F.A., ‘72), an alumni and the former director of the Yale University Art Gallery.