2023 Bug Art
We are proud to have some phenomenally talented artists in the Fernald Club! During the spring 2023 semester, the Club held its second annual Bug Art Contest, now covering four different artwork categories with two winners in each. 24 artwork submissions were jointly voted on by Fernald Club members, plus grad students and faculty in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Here are all of the 2023 contest's artworks, including the community's selected winners.
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Category 1: Hand Drawings and Paintings
1st place: "Bugs Playing Poker" by Claire Netto, Natural Resources Conservation undergraduate
2nd place, by Kieran Dowd, Astronomy and Physics undergraduate
"Ironclad" by Cole Senatore
By Alfy Raj, Scientific Illustration undergraduate
"The Monster's Lair" by a Biology undergraduate
Category 2: Digital Art
1st place: "The Dragon's Den" by Olivia Liera, Business Marketing undergraduate
2nd place: "Argiope aurantia" by H.A.W.
"Final Contribution of a Worker" by Rohini Josh
"Ear Ear Wig"
"Corpse Cleaners" by Fern Reitman
Category 3: Photos
1st place: "Dragonfly Eyes" by Phoebe Shubin
"Curiosity" by Izaak Vigil-Sagan, Natural Resources Conservation undergraduate
"Big Sand Tiger Beetle Larvae (Cicindela formosa)" by Claire Netto, Natural Resources Conservation undergraduate
"Pollinator Power" by Emily Volmar, Natural Resources Conservation undergraduate
"Caught" by a Biology undergraduate
"Cabbage white butterfly" by Sarah Wagner, Biology and Physics undergraduate
"Peekaboo" by Ollie Morrill, Environmental Studies undergraduate, Mount Holyoke College
"Hideaway" by Olivia Liera, Business Marketing undergraduate
"Orbweaver by pool" by Grace
Category 4: Physical Artwork
1st place: "Ivory millipede" by Rohini Josh
2nd place: "Madam Monarch" by Rowan Scott