Huntington announces winners of student art exhibit

FOR RELEASE
2009-03-16

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University recently announced the winners of the 19th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit held in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts

Sam Smith, a National Endowment for the Arts recipient from Indianapolis, Ind., served as guest juror.

Smith 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 Feb. 28 in the Wilson Gallery. The following students received recognitions: 

Recipient

Award

Title of Work

Media

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

Best of Show

“Antique Finish”

Dark Room Photo

Jeannette Shively, a sophomore visual arts education major from Columbus, Ohio       

1st Place Overall

 “The Last Battle”

Styrofoam sculpture

Ellen Wolf, a freshman elementary education major from Huntington, Ind.         

2nd Place Overall

“Driftwood”

graphite drawing

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

3rd Place Overall

“Frank’s Cow”

oil painting

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

Robert E. Wilson Purchase Award

“Dancing Leaves”

oil painting

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

RichLyn Library Purchase Award

“The L”

photograph

Juan Lopez, a freshman graphic design major from Fort Wayne, Ind.           

Outstanding Achievement

“Greek Pitcher”

ceramics

Hannah Morris, a senior digital media arts major from Terre Haute, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement

“Replica Bowl”

ceramics

Jeannette Shively, a sophomore visual arts education major from Columbus, Ohio  

Outstanding Achievement

“Blue Waves”

ceramics

Danielle Gayed, a sophomore psychology major from Huntington, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement

“Teal Meets Blue”

ceramics

Danielle Gayed, a sophomore psychology major from Huntington, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Mashed Berries in the Grass”

ceramics

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Covering Up”

sculpture

Kirsten Sauder, a sophomore art education major from Grabill, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

Untitled

sculpture

Matt Ackerman, a sophomore visual arts education major from Huntington, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Fish Scales”

printmaking

Jenna Thurston, a junior visual arts major from Van Wert, Ohio

Outstanding Achievement

“Freddie the Frog”

printmaking

Becky Evans, a freshman visual arts education major from Zeeland, Mich. 

Outstanding Achievement

“Piano Keys”

2-D design                   

Hannah Morris, a senior digital media arts major from Terre Haute, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement

“Traces of Gold Bead Collar”

3-D design                   

Becky Evans, a freshman visual arts education major from Zeeland, Mich. 

Outstanding Achievement

“Module Star”

3-D design                   

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Calla”

3-D design                   

Alan Hay, a freshman graphic design major from Fort Mill, S.C.

Outstanding Achievement

“Self-Portrait”

beginning drawing           

Becky Evans, a freshman visual arts education major from Zeeland, Mich. 

Outstanding Achievement

“Paper Bags”

beginning drawing           

Becky Evans, a freshman visual arts education major from Zeeland, Mich.

Outstanding Achievement

“Abstract”

beginning drawing           

Jesse Nelson, a sophomore digital media arts major from Gladstone, Mo.           

Outstanding Achievement

“Despair”

figure drawing  

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Standing Pose”

figure drawing  

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

Outstanding Achievement

“The Absence of White”

advanced drawing           

Kirsten Sauder, a sophomore art education major from Grabill, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“Nightmare”

advanced drawing           

Matt Ackerman, a sophomore visual arts education major from Huntington, Ind.

Outstanding Achievement

“I Wanna Sleep”

advanced drawing           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Tiger”

advanced drawing           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Fix on the Unseen”

beginning painting           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Fauvist Smoky Mountains”

beginning painting           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Gills”

advanced painting           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Dark River”

advanced painting           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Fall Waters”

advanced painting           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“General Lee”

advanced painting           

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Central Illinois, 6:00 a.m.”

advanced painting           

D. Lee Peffer II, a freshman youth ministries major from Volant, Pa.

Outstanding Achievement

“Becker Hall in HDR”

beginning photo            

Michelle Antus, a junior graphic design major from Mansfield, Ohio

Outstanding Achievement

“Leftovers”

beginning photo            

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

Outstanding Achievement

“The L”

advanced photo            

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

Outstanding Achievement

“The Splash”

advanced photo            

Michelle Antus, a junior graphic design major from Mansfield, Ohio

Outstanding Achievement

“Chris”

advanced photo            

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Naturally Organic”

advanced photo            

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

Outstanding Achievement

The Music Man Poster

graphic design              

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

Outstanding Achievement

Media Kit for Bay City Wolfpack

graphic design              

Emily Knapp, a sophomore graphic design major from Pittsboro, Ind. 

Outstanding Achievement

“12 Cowboys”

illustration

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Fiesta O’Bunny”

illustration

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

Outstanding Achievement

“Pete the Pirate of Iguanamo Bay”

illustration

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

Outstanding Achievement

“The Doubting Leper”

illustration

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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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