2020 Student Art Showcase – Online!

A New Kind of Show!

President’s Award
“Haitian Egg Vendor” by Erica Thurston
Fine Art

 

Every spring semester for more than 35 years, the Visual Art & Design faculty organizes the Art Showcase to display the talent of their students. This show has grown into a prestigious exhibit, with numerous submission categories.

 

Dean’s Award
“The Artistic Mind” by Ethan Hanna
Photography

 

Traditionally the art show has been displayed at the South City Campus Multipurpose Room. Due to this year’s unusual circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Showcase moved to a virtual gallery.

 



Judges Choice Award
“The Release” by Paola Acanzo
Animation

 

The six independent judges for the Showcase were invited from the working artist community and represented a wide range of art disciplines. Additionally, the President and the Dean of School of Arts, Communication & Media chose their pieces.

 

INK Group Award
“Affirmation” by Rebecca Stephens
Design

 

Special Award Judges
President Deneece Huftalin – SLCC
Dean Richard Scott – School of Arts, Communication & Media
Nadya Bratt – INK Award, SangFroid Studio

General Show Judges
Chuck Penna Graphic Design
Jen Palmer – Photography
Susan Makov – Fine Art/Print Making
Stewart Craig – Fine Art/Mixed Media
JJ Harrison – Illustration

Individual Awards

Award Name Artist Title Category
President’s Award Erica Thurston Haitian Egg Vendor Fine Art
Dean’s Award Ethan Hanna The Artistic Mind Photography
Judges Choice Award Paola Acanzo The Release Animation
INK Group Award Rebecca Stephens Affirmation Design

Award of Excellence

Artist Title Category Sub-Category
Iris LaFontaine We’ve Got All Summer Fine Art Digital
Erin DeMille Sun Hat Illustration Traditional
Kate Farr Childish Fine Art Painting
Abbi Wiscombe Delilah 3D Design Ceramics
Tara Jensen Let it Be in Uncial Lettering Design Typography
Melanie Bunch You Will Not Like The Answer Design Print
Sarah Baum Vintage Ride Fine Art Painting
Ethan Jones Leisurely Budapest Photography Digital/Film
Eileen Johnston Professor Lana Gruendell, Artist and Teacher Fine Art Painting
Oliver Winegar Vista Hermosa Photography Digital/Film
Maridenne Williams Bat Bag Mixed Media Multiple Media
Mitchell Richmond Untitled Still Life No. 2 Photography Digital/Film
Matthew Gervais Be Bold Illustration Digital
Sandra Castaneda Tanngrisnir Printmaking Monotype
Pablo Pinet Reflections Mixed Media Multiple Media
Sarah Landeen London and France Design Package Design
Amal Ramic Desolate Horizon Fine Art Drawing
Amal Ramic The Well Fine Art Drawing
Makenna Casady Chipmunk and Pigeon Illustration Traditional
Miiriam Chavez Secca Design Package Design
Sharyl Myers Lino Lion Printmaking Linocut
Emily Engh Still Life Fruit series Fine Art Painting
Brittany Nadauld Simple leaves Printmaking Intaglio
Zachary LeMon One of My French Girls Illustration Digital

In addition to the awards given the students listed below were juried into the show. Without them, there would be no show. Thanks for providing part of the 262 entries!

Eli Adamson • Erin Andersen • Sophia Araujo Jacobs • Nathan Bartlett • Kristen Beplay • Brittany Blackburn • Andrew Blake • Sarena Boyd • Tyler Briggs • Madison Bruun • Sebastian Bustamante • Renae Carpenter • Coco Cobb • Aimee Cook • Marcelo Cruz • Max Deitz • Marla Duggins • Kristena Eden • Jacob Ellingson • Saul Flores • Sara Frame • Susanna Garcia • Meleah Gearing • Beth Gebs • Emily Gidney • Mason Hall • Siena Hammond • Cameron Howell • Shelbey Hunter • Allison Hutto • Brielle Israelsen • Atlas Jemison • Alexa Jones • Robyn Kibbie • Ariel Martin • Peggy Miller • Madison Moulton • Deven Neider • Kati Nilson • Dolores Panoke • Elodie Payne •  Daniel Perez • Katie Petersen • Lori Pierce • Brian Pitts • Gina Portugal • Callie Quong • Tamra Rachol • Zach Robertson • Robert Roll • Connor Rosquist • Beverly Roth • Victor Ruiz • Will Samsky • Kaori Schrank • Alicia Sekiller • Jadzia Smith • Tyler Sorensen • Christina Stanley • Sydney Stansfield • Kathleen Stone • Amanda Swain • Daniel Tanner • Melanie Thao • Daphne Thedell • Jenna Thompson • Lindaura Unzaga • MacKenzie Wallace • Paul Ward • Faith Watts • Jade Wiggins • Ruby Wilks • Paige Wilson • Leah Windley • David Young

 

Poster Design by Leah Windley.

 

Please visit the Showcase in a virtual gallery:

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart/art-shows/20-student-art-showcase.aspx

Congratulations and thank you to all students participating!

 

Art Showcase Committee

Virag White Art Showcase Chair
Don SeegmillerArt Showcase Co-Chair
Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest
Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions & Virtual Gallery

Also part of the Committee, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty helped jury the show and – had the show taken place in the Multipurpose room as originally planned – were already prepared to gather submissions, hang the show, provide signage, create animations, provide security, gather awards, tear down the show and return artwork.

Their dedication to our students, and preparation for the showcase, should be applauded:

Rob Adamson
Jessica Curran
Chad Erekson
Rick Graham
Lana Gruendell
Whitney King Hyans
Terry Martin
Neal Reiland
Trudy Richardson
Ed Rosenberger
Robinson Valenzuela

And the right and left hands of VAD:

Cindy Denos
Alexa Jones

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And last but not least we would like to thank the School of Arts, Communication & Media Dean Richard Scott, VAD Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Center for Arts & Media Coordinator Josh Elstein, and Art Gallery & Event Coordinator Danielle Susi-Dittmore.

We hope to see you next year for the 2021 Showcase!


 

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