2017 FALL STUDENT EXHIBITION AWARDS
The Visual Arts Department is proud to present the Fall Art Exhibit in the B Building and Library. The work represents a wide array of painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and drawings throughout the displays on the first and second floors. Students enrolled in Visual Arts classes have overcome the challenging start to the fall semester, and the results are spectacular. The exhibition is produced by students of all grade levels and creative experiences, from beginning students taking their first arts class, to upper-level students working on college portfolios. The meaning of each piece is shaped by the intentions of the artist as well as the feelings and ideas it gives the viewer, so don't miss the opportunity to become a part of the experience.
-Kate Philbrick, Chair of Visual Arts Department
Studio 2D & 3D Judge: Jeff Forster/Glassell School of Art
Photography Judge: Keliy Anderson-Staley Houston Center for Photography
> Judge Bios Below
BEST IN SHOW: Gwen Rippeto - Chianda Schoolhouse
1ST PLACE: Trinity Watts Black, White, Human
2ND PLACE: Mollie Hanna - Man + Nature
3RD PLACE: Teagan Ashworth - Looking in To History
Rosalind Coats - Evelyn
Sam Wilson - Natural
Parker Nickerson - Dinner with The Nickersons'
Cydne Harrell - You ARE Beautiful
Spencer Donely - Lake Life
Julia Toups - Road Trip
3D Studio Awards:
BEST IN SHOW: Emma Pulaski - Peeked
1ST PLACE: Annmarie Youtt - Who Am I?
2ND PLACE: Chapman Crosswell - Toothpick Sculpture
3RD PLACE: Lulu Jones - Honeycomb
Sam Wilson - Music Zine
Marshall McCann - Big Fish
Jack Grams - Ceramic Basket
Mia Carrabba - Home
2D Studio Awards:
BEST IN SHOW: Mary Helen Kennedy - Unfold
1ST PLACE: Morgan McKee - She's a Piece of Meat
2ND PLACE: Sam Wilson - 4 Maps with Figure
3RD PLACE: Merrie Afseth - Portrait
Sarah Vanderbloemen - City Streets
Blair Lovoi - We Will Always Have Summer
Matthew Chin - Mapping Harvey
Grace Beasley - Bridge
Studio 2D & 3D Judge:
Hailing from Minnesota, Jeff Forster received a B.A. from Saint John's University and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. He has completed residencies at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach Florida, Lone Star College-North Harris and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft where he was awarded the Helen Drutt Studio Fellowship. Forster's most recent award is the first annual "Faculty of the Year" award at the Glassell School of Art where he heads the Ceramics Program. In addition to teaching full time and maintaining an active studio practice, Jeff serves on committees with Fresh Arts and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Additionally, he has served on the board of ClayHouston as well as The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
Keliy Anderson-Staley studied photography in New York City and currently lives and teaches photography at the University of Houston in Texas. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. Her book of tintype portraits titled On a Wet Bough was published in 2014. In 2016, she completed a major public commission for the city of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, producing 50 large-scale portraits for installation in the airport tunnel of the rapid transit line. Currently, Anderson-Staley is the Exhibition Committee Chairperson at Houston Center for Photography.