Huntington announces student art exhibit winners

FOR RELEASE
2007-04-20

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University recently announced the winners of the 17th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit to be held until April 24 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.   

Artist Mee Kyung Shim served as guest juror. Shim earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University in Michigan in 1999. She has exhibited widely in the Midwest since moving from South Korea to the U.S. Locally, her work has been shown at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Artlink, and Avant-Garde and Kachmann galleries in Fort Wayne. In addition, she has been awarded fellowships and artist-in-residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. 

Shim selected the work for the student art exhibit as well as award best of show, first place, second place, third place and special achievement recognitions. 

The pieces for the exhibit were created by Huntington University students, freshmen through seniors, who are enrolled in one or more art courses. This was the first exhibition for the work.  All types of media were represented. 

An artist reception and awards ceremony was held on April 14 in the Wilson Gallery. The following students received recognitions: 

Recipient 

Award 

Title of Work 

Medium 

Trista Watson, a junior visual arts education major from Chambersburg, Pa. 

Best of Show 

“Classic Teapot” 

ceramics 

Justin Wentz, a freshman graphic design major from Greencastle, Pa. 

1st Place Overall 

“Drapery on Chair” 

drawing 

Keri Badenhop, sophomore graphic design major from Archbold, Ohio 

2nd Place Overall 

“Forest Glen” 

drawing 

Trista Watson, a junior visual arts education major from Chambersburg, Pa. 

3rd Place Overall 

“Rape Whistle” 

design 

Daron Short, a senior graphic design major from Whiteland, Ind. 

  

Robert E. Wilson Purchase Award 

“Chrome and Rust” 

  

photography 

  

Jimi Bonogofsky, a freshman digital media arts major from Montgomery Creek, Calif. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Swirls” 

drawing 

Justin Wentz, a freshman graphic design major from Greencastle, Pa. 

Outstanding Achievement 

“Evolutionary Pattern” 

drawing 

Janna Larimore, a freshman graphic design from Elizabeth, Ill. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Lost and Found” 

  

drawing 

Jimi Bonogofsky, a freshman digital media arts major from Montgomery Creek, Calif. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Figure of a Young Woman” 

  

drawing 

Trista Watson, a junior visual arts education major from Chambersburg, Pa. 

Outstanding Achievement 

“Self Portrait ’06” 

  

drawing 

Courtney Schwerin, a freshman digital media arts major from Flanagan, Ill. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Shoes” 

  

drawing 

Ben Hopper, a junior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement 

”Linerar Dam” 

photography 

Joshua Watson, a senior film studies major from Annapolis, Md. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Mysticism” 

  

photography 

Ben Hopper, a junior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement 

“Chicago” 

  

photography 

Elaine Hollaar, a sophomore graphic design major from Oakville, Ontario, Canada 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Series on Trees #1” 

  

photography 

Elaine Hollaar, a sophomore graphic design major from Oakville, Ontario, Canada 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Study of Line” 

  

design 

Jamie Thurston, a freshman graphic design major from Van Wert, Ohio 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Chuck Taylor High Tops” 

  

design 

Rebekah Raby, a freshman graphic design major from Arcanum, Ohio 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Popping Star” 

design 

Cassandra Lehman, a sophomore graphic design major from Decatur, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement 

“Goblet” 

  

ceramics 

Nora Majors, a sophomore visual arts education major from Roachdale, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement 

“Piglet” 

  

ceramics 

Patrick Davis, a junior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement 

“Ocean Landscape” 

  

printmaking 

Patrick Davis, a junior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Grasshopper” 

  

computer illustration 

Johnathan Enck, a junior fine arts major from Warsaw, Ind. 

  

Outstanding Achievement 

“Twas the Night 1” 

  

graphic design 

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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