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May 2004

Release Date: May 10, 2004

ASU Art Students Honored by International Art Contest

Five Angelo State University art majors have been recognized in an international design competition that involved students from Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

Senior Sarah Balderas of San Angelo received honorable mention recognition in the Design Against Fur Poster Art and Advertising Campaign Contest. Seniors Samantha Arthur of Round Rock, Kat Hutton of San Angelo, Jason Crenwelge of Fredericksburg and Brigette Vinson of San Angelo received special judges recognition in the student competition.

Twenty-seven ASU student entries were among the 300 submitted by North American students, most from professional design schools and art institutes such as Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and Fashion Institute of Technology.

The first-prize winners from North America, Europe and the United Kingdom will be flown to Paris in the fall where the grand prize winner will receive a monetary prize and an opportunity to distribute the poster internationally.

The contest is sponsored by the Fur Free Alliance and its affiliated members, including the Animal Protection Institute, Bont Voor Dieren, Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Canadians for Furbearing Animals, Eurogroup for Animal Welfare, Fund for Animals, Global Action Network, Humane Society of the United States, Respect for Animals, Vier Pfoten and others.

Balderas is the daughter of John and Pauline Balderas of San Angelo. Arthur is the daughter of Dale and Jodi Arthur of Round Rock. Hutton is the daughter of Dr. Leslie Mayrand and Randy Hutton of San Angelo. Crenwelge is the son of Nathan and Heidi Crenwelge of Fredericksburg and Brigette Vinson is the daughter of Drs. Thomas and Jo Allen of San Angelo.