Merit release: Student places second in 2024 Peach Belt Conference Art Exhibition

Lindsey Murray's artwork, "Gossip"
March 25, 2024
By Mayakoda Bradford
Over the last decade, the Peach Belt Art Exhibition has displayed art from participating Peach Belt Conference (PBC) students and staff.

The 2024 exhibition marks 10 years in competition. Participating PBC institutes are commissioned to submit digital pictures of two-or three-dimensional artwork for display.

Senior Fine Arts and Graphic Design student Lindsey Murray placed second in the general category with her piece titled, "Gossip," made using colored pencil, marker, acrylic, fabric, thread, and buttons on paper.

Among the award recipients, Murray was accompanied by first-place winner Vinh Quang (Columbus State) and third-place winner Antania Bivens (Clayton State) as leading student artists of the 2024 PBC Art Exhibition. Murray will receive a small stipend prize for placing second amongst hundreds of applicants across PBC institutes, displaying her dedication and hard work. Winners are chosen by Chuck Hemard, an esteemed photographer who teaches his craft at Auburn University in Alabama. After being chosen, winners are placed either in the general or the campus spirit category.

Murray's award highlights the talent Flagler is proud to be filled with. Flagler's Dean of Student Engagement, Tara Stevenson, said the College is honored to be part of the PBC community and looks forward to continuing to display the outstanding talent of our students in this exhibition.

"We haven't been able to participate in a few years," she said. "A huge thank you and shout out to Dean of Flagler's School of Creative Arts & Letters Leslie Robison for gathering student submissions and supporting so many of our students' work."