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Feast on the Fall Art Exhibit

The LRC and new USC Art Gallery flourishes with engaging, challenging and beautiful student works. This is the first juried Student Exhibition to hang in the USC gallery. We are proud of the work and effort that our students have produced this semester. In the LRC, paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and drawings are scattered throughout the building. These pieces address the difficult and not so difficult aspects of daily life and global concerns. The results are inspirational. Students of all grade levels and creative experiences produced this exhibit, from beginning students taking their first arts class, to upper-level students curating college portfolios.

Please take time to visit the exhibit through December 12. Feel free to ask the artists about as their works and share with them how it affects you as a viewer.

-Kate Philbrick, Chair of Visual Arts Department

Our Judges:

Studio 2D & 3D
Terrell James
is a painter, printmaker, and draftsman whose work is extensively exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently her new show "Postulates," in London, England. Based in Houston, she's been accorded many and diverse honors, including acclamation in 2016 as Texas Artist of the Year by Art League Houston. She also continues her involvement in art education by way of master classes staged in Tennessee, USA, and Austria, and has recently joined the faculty at the Glassell School of Art, MFAH. Institutions collecting her work include The Menil Collection; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Dallas Museum of Art; The Watermill Foundation; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Mark Chen
is a photographer, a digital media artist and an activist. Mr. Chen teaches at the University of Houston and Houston Center for Photography. Mr. Chen's exhibition path traverses locally, nationally and internationally, including the Houston Center for Photography, Fotofest (Houston), the Arc Gallery (San Francisco), and the Artists' Cabin (Taipei, Taiwan). He is a published author, producing seven book titles on photographic art and techniques from Amherst Media and currently working on a Photography Text book

Photography Awards:

BEST IN SHOW:Teagan Ashworth Imperfections #5

1ST PLACE:Mary Carol Ray Paiste

2ND PLACE:Sydney Kelso The Shop

3RD PLACE:Julia Toups This is Life #2


Teagan Ashworth Under + On Cover

Sydney Coward Spiral Tile

Abigail Klinkerman Broadway Baby

Brendan Massaro Beyond the Field

Mary Carol Ray Roland

Jordan Wells Portrait of Me

3D Studio Awards

BEST IN SHOW:Anna Moise Trophy Wife

1ST PLACE:Paul Smith Fish Sticks

2ND PLACE:Sophie Butler Color Craze

3RD PLACE:Kirk HankamerSnow Tower


Kelsey Barker Stoneware

Claire Daniel Stoneware

Alison Kreig Stoneware

Paul McGarry Stoneware

Jaime Tatum Stoneware

Cade Williams Mankind's Gift

2D Studio Awards:

BEST IN SHOW:Sophie Thomas Cycling

1ST PLACE:Jordan Speets Still-Life in Blue

2ND PLACE:Sydney Bosarge Abstraction

3RD PLACE:Alena HaneySkull Study


Wesley Alexander Manifestations

Madeleine Berckley Rush Hour

Alex Finkelstein Still-Life in Red

Kate Peterkin What Dreams are Made Of

Cameron Trainer Queen Kate