Student Art Exhibit Showcases Engaging Work

Reported by Emma Bach

On March 4, George Fox University (GFU) held an official opening for the Student Art Exhibit. The exhibit spans over the two galleries on campus: Minthorne Gallery, which is located in Hoover, and Lindgren Gallery, which is located between Bauman Auditorium and Ross.

Entering their work in the exhibit was an option open to all art students; a jury chose which pieces would make it into the show. There is a wide variety of mediums present in the works on display, including (but not limited to) painting, embroidery, screen-printing, ceramics, charcoal, mixed media, digital illustration, graphic design and photography.

The student art exhibit is a great representation of the differing styles and skills GFU art students hold. No piece is like the other, and it makes for an incredibly appealing show and visual experience.

During Monday’s opening, awards were given out to artists and their work. The awards covered a range of categories to fully encompass the different disciplines of art. The award winners and the title of their piece are as followed:

Photography Award - “Blue Boy” by Sabrina Pastard

Illustration Award - “Map of Bellingham” by McKenzie Young

Studio 2-D Award - “Dissociated Symmetry” by Ben Cahoon

Studio 3-D Award - “Creature Quartet” by Abby Phillips

Graphic Design Award - “Mood” by Anthony Kuenzi

Juror’s Choice Award - “Well Beloved, Amen” by Ruth Speer

Juror’s Choice Award - “Crowned” by Sarah Cuevas

Juror’s Choice Award - “I had a dream” by Lillian Carver

Best in Show -“There is a Magic Deeper Still” by Ruth Speer

The exhibit will remain up in the galleries until April 12, so there is plenty of time to observe and appreciate the artistic works of your fellow students.

Jessica DaughertyComment