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The Sarah Ball Allis Thesis Award is a one-time award to four Spring 2021 MIAD seniors. The awards support thesis projects by feminist artists that help propel the feminist movement forward, and is generously funded by the feminist artists of the Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum Exhibition.

Congratulations to the winners: Jesse Cardenas-Trejo (Illustration), Rita Richardson (Illustration), Madeline Walker (Illustration) and Britt Westveer (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts).

View the winning projects:

Jesse Cardenas-Trejo ’21 (Illustration) illustrated a comic about a relationship between two sisters living together and what it’s like having an older sister. 


Rita Richardson ’21 (Illustration) designed a collection of infant clothing called “Lil Bugs” based on moths and plant life.


Madeline Walker ’21 (Illustration) designed based on ideas of expression, motivation and life experiences from different people. 


Britt Westveer ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) created a work to demystify the myths of the Old West and generate a discussion about people who identify as women or non-binary during an era that was populated with cis male folklore and glamorization.