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MFA Candidate Jeff Gibbons Receives International Recognition


MFA candidate Jeff Gibbons has been named a 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Honorable Mention. This outstanding international recognition is well deserved considering the effort and dedication Jeff has displayed during the first two years of his program. Conceptually his work has flourished with the important mentoring within a healthy UTA MFA environment.

This years competition saw an exceptional number of nominees; 434 students from over 174 colleges and universities, worldwide. The jury, which included Donna Dennis, Winifred Lutz and Joseph Becherer, reviewed more than 1,300 images of student artwork to make their selections for this prestigious award. Jeff's work will be recognized in the 2012 October issue of Sculpture magazine, as well as on the website at