Arlin G. Meyer Prize List

The Winner of the 2014 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Visual Arts

Kenneth Steinbach, Professor of Art at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for a body of work featuring Under the Rose.

              

Kenneth Steinbach, Bethel University                Under the Rose Overview

More images of Under the Rose are available at the artist's website.

The Finalists:

The Lilly Fellows Program also honored four finalists for the award (see the artists' website for images of the finalists' artwork):

Gretchen Batcheller, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (artist's website)

Mary Griep, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota (artist's website)

Katherine Sullivan, Hope College, Holland, Michigan (artist's website)

Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (artist's website)

 


Winner of the 2012 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing

Paper Anniversary
by Bobby C. Rogers
Union University
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780822961246

The Finalists:

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress:A Memoir of Going Home
by Rhoda Janzen
Hope College
St. Martin's Press, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780805092257

Beautiful Assassin
by Michael C. White
Fairfield University
HarperCollins, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780061691225

Heaven & Earth Holding Company
by John Hodgen
Assumption College
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780822961147


Winner of the 2010 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Musical Performance

Innocents, directed by Dennis Friesen-Carper, REddel Professor of Music at Valparaiso University
Innocents, set to a libretto by Walter Wangerin, Jr., was written in response to the war in Iraq and meditates on the often tragic cost of the pursuit of power.  According to the selection committee's letter of citation, Innocents, “dramatizes the horror of Herod’s paranoid murder of not only the children of Bethlehem, but also (historically) his beloved wife Mariamme and their children.”

Finalists:

Tegel Passion, A Dramatic Cantata in Six Parts on the Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Directed by N. Lincoln Hanks
Associate Professor of Music Pepperdine University, for his

Reconciled: A Gospel Symphony
Directed by Gerry Jon Marsh
Director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Seattle Pacific University


Winner of the 2008 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Performing Arts

Rogue, by Erik Ehn
Mitchell Thomas, Director
Westmont College

Finalists

Seven Passages, by Stephanie Sandberg
Stephanie Sandberg, Director
Associate Professor of Theater
Calvin College

Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Henao
Fr. George Drance, SJ, Director
Artist in Residence
Fordham University


Winner of the 2007 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Nonfiction

The Way That Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life
By Gilbert Meilaender, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University
Eerdmans, 2006
ISBN: 080283213X
www.eerdmans.com

Finalists

Practicing Mortality, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
ISBN: 0230600913
www.palgrave.com
By Christopher Dusting
College of the Holy Cross

The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World, Baylor University Press, 2006, ISBN: 1932792473
www.baylorpress.com
By Emily Griesinger and Mark Eaton
Azusa Pacific University

Dialogue and Drama: Elements of Greek Tragedy in the Fourth Gospel
By Jo-Ann Brant, Goshen College
Hendrickson Publishers, 2004
ISBN: 1565639073
www.hendrickson.com

Women, Religion, and Insanity in Mary Lamb’s ‘The Young Mahometan’”
By Julie Straight, Northwest Nazarene University
European Romantic Review, Vol. 16, No. 4,
October 2005: 417-438

Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England, Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN: 0199287872, www.oup.com
By Timothy Larson,
Wheaton College


Winner of the 2006 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Visual Arts

Scattered Man
Installation
Cort Savage, Associate Professor of Art, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Finalists

Wahrheitstisch
Site-Specific Installation
Roger Feldman
Professor of Art, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington


Cakewalk--After All is Forgiven
Painting
Joseph Piasentin
Professor of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

Householder Sonata

Painting
Joel Sheesley
Professor of Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois


Contemplations on the Spiritual --Site Project, Cologne, Germany
Site-Specific Installation
Jo Yarrington
Professor of Art, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut


Winner of the 2005 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing

Against Consolation
Robert Cording, Professor of English and
Poet in Residence, College of the Holy Cross,
Worcester, Massachusetts
ISBN 0-9678856-9-8
CavanKerry Press Ltd.
Fort Lee, New Jersey
www.cavankerrypress.com

Finalists

Lives of the Sleepers
Ned Balbo
ISBN 0-268-02185-6
University of Notre Dame Press
Notre Dame, Indiana
www.undpress.nd.edu

Thirty Days on Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius
Paul Mariani
ISBN 0-670-89455-9
Penguin Putnam Press
New York, New York
www.penguinputnam.com

The Fork Without Hunger
Poems by Laurie Lamon
to be published by
CavanKerry Press in December 2005

Empty Room with Light
Ann Hostetler
ISBN 1-931038-10-4
Pandora Press
Telford, Pennsylvania
www.PandoraPressUS.com

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Gary D. Schmidt
ISBN 1-618-43929-3
Clarion Books
New York, New York
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com

Kin: The Trial of Carrie Buck
A two act drama by Jeff Barker
Produced at Northwestern College,
Orange City, Iowa, 2003

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