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Juror Awards
Awards taken at juried art exhibits.

» 2015Honorable Mention, Creative Tallahassee 2015 Exhibition, City Hall Art Gallery.
» 2014Second Place, 26th Art in Gadsden: Exhibition of Fine Art, Gadsden Arts Center.
» 2014Second Place, PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition, Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery.
» 2014First Place, Summer Annual Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts.
» 2014Juror's Merit Award, LaGrange National XXVII Exhibit, LaGrange Art Museum.
» 2013Honorable Mention, Creative Tallahassee 2015 Exhibition, City Hall Art Gallery.
» 2013 — First Place (Student Submissions), Dragon Con 2013 Art Show, Hyatt Regency Grand Hall.
» 2013 — Best in Show (Expression Arts Award), DigiTech 2012 Showcase, William Johnston Building.

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Professional Honors
Grants, residencies, fellowships, etc.

» 2016 — Residency at Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino, Villa il Palmerino, Florence, Italy.
» 2016 — CSA(rt): Community Supported Art Grant, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH.
» 2015Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA), FSU Graduate School/Program for Instructional Excellence.
» 2015 — Exceptional Opportunity Award, FSU Art Department.
» 2015 — Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellow, FSU Graduate School/Program for Instructional Excellence.
» 2015 — Graduate Student Leadership Award (Nomination), FSU Graduate School.
» 2014 — Florence Teaching Award Fellowship, FSU International Programs.
» 2014 — Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship (Nomination), Dedalus Foundation.
» 2014Professional Development Award, FSU Museum of Fine Arts.

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Other Art Awards
Art contests and industry awards/nominations.

» 2014 — Best Artist/Illustrator (Nomination), Steampunk Chronicle's 2014 Reader's Choice Awards.
» 2013 — The Make Ugly Contest (Semi-Finalist), American Legacy Foundation National Art Contest.
» 2013 — Best Artist/Illustrator (Nomination), Steampunk Chronicle's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards.
» 2012 — Best Artwork in an RPG (2nd Place), Airship Pirates, UKRP 2011 Gaming Awards.
» 2012 — Best Artwork (Nomination), Airship Pirates, Diehard GameFAN's 2011 Tabletop Gaming Awards.
» 2012 — HauntedHouses.com National Art Contest (1st Place, 2nd Place, and Semi-Finalist in multiple categories).
» 2012 — Best Artist/Illustrator (Nomination), Steampunk Chronicle's 2012 Reader's Choice Awards.
» 2012 — Digital Goddess National Art Contest (1st Place), Fine Art America.
» 2011 — Crazy for Horses National Art Contest (2nd Place), Fine Art America.
» 2007 — Tallahassee Community College Design Contest (Winner).

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Publication Awards
Miscellaneous awards won by publications featuring MANDEM's artwork.

» 2015Before Fire (Allie Marini), Best Dressed Award, Sundress Press.
» 2015Pushcart Prize Nominations (Multiple), Zoetic Press and ELJ Publications.
» 2014Airship Pirates, Best Role-Playing Game, Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Awards.
» 2014Terror of the Skies, Best Card/Board Game, Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Awards.
» 2013You Might Curse Before You Bless (Allie Marini Batts), 2013 ELJ Publications Chapbook Competition (Semi-Finalist).
» 2012With This Ring (Allie Marini Batts), Casey Shay Press, Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize (Finalist).
» 2012Airship Pirates, Best Role-Playing Game, UK Games Expo Awards.
» 2012Airship Pirates, Best Game, Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Awards.
» 2012Airship Pirates, Best Roleplaying Game (Nomination), Origins Awards (Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design).
» 2011Airship Pirates, Best Core Rulebook, Diehard GameFAN's 2011 Tabletop Gaming Awards.
» 2007Birthday (The Crüshadows) [single from DreamCypher], #1 Billboard U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales — Issue: September 22, 2007.
» 2007Birthday (The Crüshadows) [single from DreamCypher], #2 Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Singles Sales — Issue: September 22, 2007.
» 2007Sophia (The Crüshadows) [single from DreamCypher], #23 Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Singles Sales — Issue: September 22, 2007.
» 2006Sophia (The Crüshadows) [single from DreamCypher], #1 Billboard U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales — Issue: September 23, 2006.
» 2006Sophia (The Crüshadows) [single from DreamCypher], #7 Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Singles Sales — Issue: September 23, 2006.
 

MANDEM (MFA, Studio Art) - Painting, Assemblage/Collage, Film, Sculpture, Book-Making. With an academic background in mythology, critical theory, and gender/queer studies, MANDEM works across media and materials, intentionally destabilizing genre in terms of content and media. MANDEM's work has been widely exhibited and published. As Maize Arendsee, MANDEM can be found teaching university-level art classes and presenting original art historical research at academic conferences.


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