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Hamblet Jurors

2024 Hamblet Jurors

The annual Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award Competition is juried by three artist/educators from outside the Vanderbilt University campus. Each year these jurors is given the difficult task of reviewing grant proposals, thesis exhibitions, and conducting interveiws with senior art major students who have selected to compete for the two awards.

Justin Boyd

Justin Boyd is an artist and educator working in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a BFA in Ceramics and finished his MFA in Integrated Media at The California Institute of the Arts.
He is an Assistant Professor of New Media and Sculpture at the University of Texas at San Antonio, plays music in a space country band and continues his long-standing radio show each week on KRTU 91.7 FM








Dahlia Elsayed

Dahlia Elsayed uses visual elements of landscape, cartography, and cosmology to make myth pictures for placelessness: visual documents that recount unreliable oral histories and anticipate alternate futures. Her paintings, prints, textiles and installations use a symbolic vocabulary rooted in Southwest Asian & North African decorative traditions – lush, colorful, fantastical, immersive – that make reference to the actual landscapes experiences of displacement over multiple generations of her family.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the Cairo Biennale, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Robert Miller Gallery, BravinLee Programs, The New Jersey State Museum and The Ford Foundation Galleries. Her work is in the public collections of the Newark Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, the US Department of State, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the





Joe Fedderson

Joe Feddersen a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Okanagan and Arrow Lakes), is a highly regarded leader in contemporary Native American art, garnering widespread recognition for his printmaking, blown and fused glass sculpture, woven baskets and more. He lives and works in Omak, WA, and he was a faculty member at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA from 1989 until his retirement in 2009. He has been featured in numerous national exhibitions, including Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking at the International Print Center, New York; Crafting America at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AK; Continuum 12 Artists: Joe Feddersen, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center. Vital Signs, organized in conjunction with Froelick Gallery and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, OR. Recent exhibits include The Renwick Invitational: Honors and Burdens 2023, Washington DC, Forge Project 2023, NY, The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Native Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Here Now and Always, Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers, NJ 2023. The Museum of Art and Culture, Joe Feddersen Retrospective, Spokane WA 2024
His work is about the world around him. He draws from the landscape, current events, regional histories, tribal legacies, personal narratives, and contemporary dialogues. He thinks of his work as grounded in Plateau tradition yet speaking to the present.

Recent write up

“Implicit Explicit”