About VADS 2022


The Visual Art and Design Showcase is a venue for Mizzou undergraduate students to display and discuss their scholarly work in an exhibition setting. During a typical year, the works of students are displayed in Jesse Hall and feature a variety of artistic expression and applied design, including works of photojournalism, graphic design, architectural drawing, theatre set design, painting, sculpting, textile and apparel design, mixed media, and digital storytelling.

Visual Art & Design Showcase

  • Committee Chair: Linda Blockus, Undergraduate Research
  • Catherine Armbrust, Art
  • Lesleighan Cravens, Plant Sciences
  • Katina Bitsicas, Digital Storytelling/Film Studies
  • Kat Duncan, Journalism
  • Audrey Florey, Art History
  • Lee Ann Garrison, Art
  • Andrea Heiss, Journalism
  • Sarah Humfeld, Undergraduate Research
  • Nicole Johnston, Textile and Apparel Management
  • Benton Kidd, Museum of Art and Archeology
  • Desireé Moore, Digital Storytelling/Film Studies
  • Christian Rozier, Film Studies/Digital Storytelling
  • Heather Tearney, Undergraduate Research
  • Marc Vital, Theatre
  • Robert Walsh, Architectural Studies
  • Marcus Wilkins, Undergraduate Studies


Artistic Expression

Grand Prize: $2,000
Runner-Up: $1,000
Awards of Merit (2): $500

Applied Design

Grand Prize: $2,000
Runner-Up: $1,000
Awards of Merit (2): $500

Exhibition Awards

Ragtag Cinema Video Award
Columbia Art League Award
Jonathan Asher Photography
MU Museum of Art & Archeology Showcase Award
MU Libraries Display Award

Other Awards

People’s Choice Award
Faculty Mentor Awards

VADS Awards Ceremony



Lee Ann Garrison

Congratulations to all the students!

Thank you to the Office of Undergraduate Research and the VADS committee for making this happen.


Jan balcom