Huntington announces student art exhibit winners

FOR RELEASE
2008-04-16

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University recently announced the winners of the 18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit to be held until April 23 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. 

Suzanne Galazka, gallery assistant and education director for Artlink in Fort Wayne, Ind., served as guest juror.

Galazka 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 12 in the Wilson Gallery. The following students received recognitions:

Recipient 

Award 

Title of Work 

Medium 

Jenna Thurston, a sophomore visual arts education major from Van Wert, Ohio

Best of Show

“The Ingledue Wedding”

painting

Norah Springer, a freshman fine arts major from Peshtigo, Wis.

1st Place Overall

“Christmas Still Life”

Pastel Drawing

Courtney Schwerin, a sophomore graphic design major from Flanagan, Ill.

2nd Place Overall

“Hi, My Name is Courtney”

graphic design

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

3rd Place Overall

“Warehouse No. 1”

photography

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

Robert E. Wilson Purchase Award

“Justin Miller and Lissa Shipman”

 

painting

 

Carita Landes, a freshman graphic design major from Sheridan, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Repeated Motif”

2-D design

Sarah Wust, a freshman graphic design major from Huntington, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Untitled”

2-D design

Janna Kurzen, a sophomore visual arts education major from Massillon, Ohio

Outstanding Achievement

“N’s and O’s"

 

2-D design

Janna Kurzen, a sophomore visual arts education major from Massillon, Ohio

Outstanding Achievement

“Untitled”

 

3-D design

Felicia Pettigrew, a sophomore graphic design major from Tower Hill, Ill., and Carita Landes, a freshman graphic design major from Sheridan, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Our Interpretation of Frank Stella”

3-D design

Angela Morgan, a junior graphic design major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“A Christmas Celebration”

graphic design

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

Outstanding Achievement

”12 Monkeys”

illustration

Courtney Schwerin, a sophomore graphic design major from Flanagan, Ill.

Outstanding Achievement

“12 Monkeys”

 

illustration

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Aaron and the Golden Calf”

 

illustration

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Alley”

 

photography

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Stage and Studio”

 

photography

Angela Morgan, a junior graphic design major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Cindy’s Diner”

 

photography

 

Felicia Pettigrew, a sophomore graphic design major from Tower Hill, Ill. 

Outstanding Achievement

“What’s Inside?”

beginning drawing

Brett Swanson, a freshman digital media arts major from Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada

Outstanding Achievement

“Paper Bag Study”

 

beginning drawing

Brett Swanson, a freshman digital media arts major from Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada

Outstanding Achievement

“Thanksgiving Aftermath”

 

beginning drawing

Janna Larimore, a sophomore graphic design major from Elizabeth, Ill.

Outstanding Achievement

“Crown of Thorns”

 

advanced drawing

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Resting Figure”

 

figure drawing

Abi Smith, a junior fine arts major from Poneto, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

"Female Figure”

 

figure drawing

Jenna Thurston, a sophomore visual arts education major from Van Wert, Ohio

Outstanding Achievement

"Antique Elegance"

painting

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

Outstanding Achievement

"Glen Padre Watson"

painting

Angela Morgan, a junior graphic design major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

"The Canine Companion"

painting

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

Outstanding Achievement

"Lidded Vessel"

ceramics

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

Outstanding Achievement

"Place Setting"

ceramics

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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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