View artworks from the top community college students in the country at an exhibit Oct. 14-25 at Anne Arundel Community College’s Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery.
The artwork is part of the 2012-2013 National Student Art Competition sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international organization committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation and institutional transformation. The public is invited to the reception and awards ceremony for the student artists at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the gallery.
Two Anne Arundel Community College students were among the winners of the 2012-2013 competition. Marie Machin of Severna Park won second place for her chromogenic print, “Life After Death” and James Haupt of Odenton won one of three Juror’s Choice awards for his mixed media on panel, “In Your Honor.”
The first place award was presented to Sarah Marie Land, St. Louis Community College, for her piece titled, “Elliot.” Third place award went to Michal Niv, Foothill-De Anza Community College District—Foothill College, for, “Something Must Come to an End, Something Must Begin.” Other Juror’s Choice awards were given to: Seth Ferreira, Kirkwood Community College, for “White Noise;” Sarah Gill, St. Louis Community College, for “Kingdom Falls.”
Coordinated by Donna Hepner, AACC associate professor of visual arts, the competition included 95 works of art submitted by students at the League’s 19 board colleges. AACC is creating a catalog of all entries that will be mailed to League board members this fall.
AACC regularly submits both artworks and literary pieces by its students to the League competition. Other AACC student artists in the competition are Natalie Pautsch, for her digital photography, “With the Planets;” Elizabeth Winn for her oil on canvas, “Bodyscape;” and Kristofer Cruspero for his mixed media, “A Thousand Pounds.”
Sixty-three students from around the country submitted literary works. That phase of the competition was coordinated by Ken Weisner of Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Four AACC students received a Certificate of National Merit: Burt Dall of Arnold, Melanie Gilkerson of Lothian, Paige Goodwin of Odenton and Melanie Leitao of Pasadena.
The jurors for this year’s Student Art Competition were: Mina Cheon, a Korean American new media artist, scholar and educator who divides her time between Seoul, Korea, Baltimore and New York; Linda Bayley Hoover, who earned her B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Asheville and her M.F.A .from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught studio art and art theory courses for colleges and universities in the Baltimore area since 2006; and Trace Miller, a painter and Visiting Assistant Professor at Towson University in Towson Maryland. Miller received a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and an M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. For more information about the art competition jurors, visit: http://www.league.org/homebase/competitions/art/1213_jurors.html.
The jurors for the Student Literary Competition were Stephen Kuusisto, Juan Felipe Herrera, Lisa McKenzie and Josh Kornbluth. For more information, visit www.league.org/homebase/competitions/literary/files/Juror_Bios_1213.pdf.
The Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery is on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The gallery is free and open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
For information about this year’s art competition, contact Hepner, at email@example.com or 410-777-7454.