Baylor senior Eric Wu earned Best-in-Show honors at the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition in Knoxville earlier in November for his work in gouache, Overlapped Providence (pictured below). The exhibition, presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) and the Tennessee Art Education Association, is open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee.
Betsy Carmichael, Wu’s art instructor at Baylor, is proud of the accomplishment. “Working with Eric over for the past three years, I have come to admire his patient and precise approach to his work. He admires harmony and constantly works to achieve it in his art,” she says. “His work ethic and commitment to advancing his skill and understanding of design and art are extraordinary. He pursues flawless composition and is rarely satisfied with simply completing the task.”
As the exhibit’s Best-in-Show winner, Wu receives a purchase award of $500 and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection.
Since 2005, the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition has presented the work of nearly 4,000 students who have competed for $7 million in college scholarships made available to eligible high school juniors and seniors.