2014 Intercollegiate Student Art Competition

2014 Intercollegiate Student Art Competition

By Debbie Manns – Gallery Manager

 

 

 

The 2014 Intercollegiate Student Art Competition presented by The Center for Contemporary Arts opened this week for public viewing. This year, The Center received over 100 entries from five local colleges and universities. A jury of Signature Artist Members of The Center selected 65 pieces for this year’s exhibit, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, photography, digital art, sculpture, and ceramics, by students from Abilene Christian University , Hardin-Simmons University , McMurry University, and Texas State Technical College Best of Show was awarded to Eric Brit from McMurry University for his three-dimensional mixed media work titled “You’re In, You’re Out. SM Tracy of ACU won Best 2-D entry with her painting “That One Kid, From That One Movie.” Best 2-D/Digital Art went to Kaylee Conner of TSTC for her entry, “Bonnie.” Kate Lanting of HSU won Best Photography for her photo, “Weathered.” And Best 3-D entry was awarded to Christian Palmer of McMurry for his sculpture titled “Reconstruction.” Each of these students will be presented cash awards at a reception honoring all of the student artists during ArtWalk, Thursday, February 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The awards presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. {{more}}Additional awards will be presented to the following students:• Second Place, 2-D Category: Jesse Ray Kelley for his painting, “Jack”• Third Place, 2-D Category: Jessica Broderick for her painting, “Trying for Thought”• Second Place, 2-D/Digital Category: Allison Britten for “In Full Bloom”• Third Place, 2-D/Digital Category: Leslie DeLeon for “Supernatural”• Second Place, Photography: Charles Lambert for “Anguish 4”• Third Place, Photography: Keith Wagner for “Für Meine Frau”• Second Place, 3-D Category: Kurt Shreckengust for his sculpture, “Revelation”• Third Place, 3-D Category: Tymon Aguilar for his sculpture, “Mayan Tooth”• The exhibit will be on display in Gallery Three, upstairs at The Center for Contemporary Arts, through Saturday, February 22, 2014.The Center for Contemporary Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for ArtWalk.The Center thanks each student who participated in this year’s competition and the professors who are helping them to grow as artists. The Center supports colleges and universities in developing student artists by offering an Emerging Artist Membership at the Center. Interested students may complete an application that includes examples of their work. A committee of current Signature Artist Members at the Center reviews applications for evidence of design skill, mastery of their chosen medium, and conceptual originality. Emerging Artist Members pay no dues but are required to complete a designated number of volunteer hours at the Center. For more information about artist membership, contact Debbie Manns at 677-8389.The Center’s galleries and exhibits are generously sponsored by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, Abilene Community Foundation, Dian Graves Owens Foundation, Dodge Jones Foundation, Campbell Foundation, Greathouse Foundation, Julia Jones Matthews, Shelton Family Foundation, Sid and Evelyn Niblo, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Area-wide Phone BookFor more information contact, Debbie Manns, Gallery Manager, at debbie@center-arts.com or 677-8389.