The Maier Museum of Art
at Randolph College

The Helen Owen Calvert Writing Competition

3/11/20 UPDATE: Deadline extended to Friday, March 27!

The intent of the award is to recognize excellence in writing that responds to or interprets works of art in the Maier collection. Each year, the department of art, the department of English, and the Maier Museum of Art invite all Randolph College students to submit creative or academic writing inspired by one or more artworks in the Randolph College collection.

The award was established in memory of Helen Owen Calvert, by her family. Mrs. Calvert was a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the mother of one of the Maier Museum’s former curators of education, Doni Guggenheimer.

Award

Guidelines

How to Submit

Email as an attachment to museum@randolphcollege.edu with the following in the email:

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020  Friday, March 27, 2020

 

Contact:

Curator of Education
Laura McManus
lmcmanus@randolphcollege.edu
(434) 947-8136, ext. 5

Past Recipients

2019Thomas Hart Benton, Running Horses, 1955.

Freedom: The Price of Advancement
by Victoria Harris

 

 

No award granted in 2018.

 

J. H. Witt, Untitled (Figures in Landscape), N.D. Oil on Gray-Board. 14 ¼ x 20 ¼ in.

2017

Untitled (Figures in a Landscape): Influenced by Impressionism
by Melissa Vandiver ’19

 

 

Launching the Boat

2016

Pelagic
by Hannah Edwards ’16

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, Burning Off

2015

Meeting
by Katy Boyer ’16

 

 

Kukuli Velarde, Letter to My Father, 2005, acrylic on steel.

2015

Your Suicide Note
by Grace Gardiner ’15

 

 

Peto, Violin, Fan, Books

2014

The Memorial
by Jordan Long ’16