This scholarship, created by the family of Rague Bendigeri is for the intent of providing award support to a student deserving of special recognition based on creativity, personal growth and perseverance in his or her field. Candidates for the award will be considered based on their submitted application, including their overall GPA and work. Special consideration will be given to those students who have overcome personal or professional challenges to mature as an artist. The finalist will be selected by a majority vote of the School of Art Faculty. The recipient is then acknowledged at the Riverbank Art Fair in the spring semester of each year, along with having their name engraved on the Rague Bendigeri Scholarship plaque located in the CSIL hallway of the Iowa Memorial Union. The awarded amount for this scholarship is a total of $1,000.00.
To apply, visit the School of Art & Art History Scholarship Page.
Andrea Jackson is the 2013-2014 recipient for the Rague Bendigeri scholarship which was created by the family of Rague Bendigeri in order to provide recognition and monetary support to exceptional art students. Andrea Jackson is working towards achieving her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Iowa. She is the president of EPX Studio (Electronic Productions Etc.), which is a student organization dedicated to mastering the principles and technologies in of the virtual world. This organization develops different media, including but not limited to, video games, animations, websites, robotics.
Andrea also is the owner and founder of Archival Revival which is her business dedicated to digitally preserving client’s damaged photographs and art. She also is both an editor and photographer at The University of Iowa’s office of Visual materials, where she digitizes and archives film slides. Exceptionally involved, Andrea takes is engaged with both campus and community organizations and activities. She has volunteered at the University of Iowa museum of art, has helped organized the Iowa City Zombie Ball, and has helped organized funds for the Child’s play charity which benefitted the University of Iowa Children hospital. Thus, Andrea Jackson is not only a talented artist, but a kind, compassionate individual. The Fine Arts Council is proud to name her the recipient of the 2013-2014 Rague Bendigeri award.
1. a Conception (Holy Mother)
1. b Sun (Holy Father)
3. Consumption Triptych
4. a Deer Shed
4. b Deer love
4. c deer slaughter
5. Moonlight Night
6. Small Spaces