The UW–Madison Division of the Arts has announced the recipients of the 2024 Creative Arts Awards, who will be recognized at special gala event on Tuesday, May 2, at the Hamel Music Center. Among the award winners are nine individuals with ties to the School of Education’s Art Department.

The Creative Arts Awards program enables the Arts Division to recognize and support research and outreach in all areas of the creative arts at UW–Madison. Eight awards are open to a variety of arts practitioners, researchers, students (both undergraduate and graduate), staff, and faculty from arts academic departments, co-curricular arts units, and programs. The gala awards ceremony, presented by the Division of Arts, is a celebration of diverse and groundbreaking creative arts research that spans disciplines and departments across UW–Madison.

This year’s event will hold even greater significance, as it will form part of the UW–Madison’s 175th Anniversary celebration.

The 2024 recipients of Creative Arts Awards include an Art Department alum, lecturer, and both undergraduate and graduate students:

Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts
Anna Campbell, MFA alumna, Art Department, and associate professor, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award
Hannah O’Hare Bennett, lecturer, Art Department

David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts
Anamika Singh, MFA candidate, 4D, Art Department

Graduate Student Creative Arts Awards
Fatemeh Fani, MFA candidate, photography, Art Department
Matthew Ludak, MFA candidate, photography, Art Department
Caroyln Spears, MFA candidate, glassmaking, Art Department
Devon Stackonis, MFA candidate, printmaking, Art Department

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Arts Award
Madelyn Mascotti, Art Department
Abby Sunde, Art Department