national anthology of the best undergraduate writing 2011

The Art

Each year, plain china showcases some of the most talented undergraduates in America. While our main focus has always been the written word, the images that accompany the work add tremendously to the aesthetic experience of reading the anthology. We thank the 47 undergraduate artists from around the country who grace these pages with their fine work.

  • Home Sweet Home
    Colin Crane
    American University
  • Fish
    Emma Conlon
    American University
  • Jim from Outsiders
    Max Basch
    Bard College
  • Sag
    Marlies Staples
    Bard College
  • August 11th
    Camille Roccanova
    Bennington College
  • Ghost Print
    Amna Ahmed
    Bennington College
  • Birthday
    Lani DePonte
    Bennington College
  • 100 Acres
    Martin Swift
    Carnegie Mellon
  • Closed Circuit
    Marielle Saums
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Garden Walls
    Sujin Lim
    Dartmouth College
  • Infinity
    Michael Chilcote
    Dartmouth College
  • Figure Study IV
    Michael Specht
    Eckerd College
  • Untitled
    Ryan Baker
    Emerson College
  • Untitled
    Noah Aust
    Emerson College
  • Gas Pump
    Casey Eisenreich
    Emerson College
  • Big Dave's Meat Market
    Lee Kraft
    Florida State University
  • The Game
    Jonathan Agee
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Winter
    Beth Reynolds
    Goddard College
  • Sarajevo Rose
    Spencer Burke
    Harvard University
  • Winter Afternoon
    Evan McGrew
    James Madison University
  • Used Tea Bags
    Frances Lee
    Oberlin College
  • Sulphur Sky
    Clare Arentzen
    Princeton University
  • Gansevoort, NY
    Nathan Tyrell
    Princeton University
  • Untitled
    Alice Zheng
    Princeton University
  • Untitled
    Andrea de Sa
    Princeton University
  • The Lion Hunt
    Lex Brown
    Princeton University
  • Solitude
    Melissa Ergo
    Seattle Pacific University
  • Chocolate Eaters
    Benjamin Rowe
    Seattle Pacific University
  • Untitled
    Kristen Prosen
    South Florida University
  • Little
    Emma Webster
    Stanford University
  • Monsters
    Lauren Young Smith
    Stanford University
  • Through the Windowpane
    Rebecca Jones
    Susquehanna University
  • Untitled #6
    Rebecca Jones
    Susquehanna University
  • Istanbul Arches
    Andrew Loh
    Swarthmore College
  • Bonemask
    Colette Butfiloski
    Temple University
  • Geraldine
    Tara Piscatelli
    Temple University
  • Landscape #2
    Sun Lee
    UC Berkeley
  • Afternoon Tea
    Ericka Veliz
    UC Berkeley
  • Untitled
    Jenny Nyugen
    UC Los Angeles
  • Happy National Morticians' Day
    Sarah Parsons
    University of Connecticut
  • Better Things
    Rebekah Chamberlain
    University of Connecticut
  • Ocean View Drive
    Rebekah Chamberlain
    University of Connecticut
  • Patient Seems Anxious
    Samantha Burns
    University of Tampa
  • Sufi
    Tamara Turk
    University of Tampa
  • Shoreline
    Yarden Salei
    University of Vermont
  • Cast Iron Gut
    Grace Weaver
    University of Vermont
  • Ghana on the Rocks
    Jenny Brum
    Wheaton College of Massachusetts