|Pearl Stephens "Untitled Torso" |
|Jess Graff "Distortions Womb" |
|Justen Glynn "Vintage Martini" |
oil on canvas.
|Aaron Reizes "Rivers No. 3" |
Twenty-one students received awards at Linn-Benton Community College’s annual Juried Art Student Exhibit at a reception held Wednesday, May 9, in the college’s North Santiam Hall Galleries.
Jess Graff of Corvallis was awarded Best of Show for her ceramic sculpture “Distortions, Womb” by jurors Becca McCannell and Diane Tarter, art professors at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
The juror’s also bestowed Juror’s Choice Awards to Johnny Beaver of Lebanon for his painting “Copula” and to Pearl Stephens of Alsea for her graphite drawing “Untitled Torso.” Stephen’s drawing was also chosen for one of two President’s Purchase Awards; the other went to David Aaron Reizes of Philomath for his anagama sculpture titled “Rivers No. 3.”
Other award winners were:
•Daniel Cespedes of Corvallis—the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Photography.
•Justen Glynn of Sweet Home—the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Painting.
•Scott Lee Dumas of Crawfordsville—the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Sculpture.
•Mason Havens of Corvallis—the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Drawing.
•Kevin Lyon of Albany, Miriam Morrissette of Corvallis, and Jessie Barnhouse of Alsea—Art Faculty Awards of Merit.
•Rick Lorraine of Corvallis—the Liberal Arts and Human Performance Division Award for best body of work.
•Kari Evans of Corvallis—the Corvallis Fall Festival Fine Arts Showcase Award.
•Laura Magedanz of Lebanon—the Creative Crafts Award.
•Alicja Bajorska of Corvallis—the Hester Coucke Award.
•Jerral Murphy of Albany—LBCC Bookstore Freedom of Expression Award
•Jamie Hendrickson of Corvallis—the Drawing Board Store Award.
•Laura Peters of Corvallis—the Jay Widmer Award in Ceramics.
•Jane Herbst of Corvallis—the People’s Choice Award and the Santiam Restaurant Food for Art Award.
•Margo Collins of Corvallis—the Salem Art Department Store Award.
•Scott Van Schoiack of Albany—the PhotoArts Guild Award.
More than 60 works by nearly 40 student artists are on view in the exhibit on both floors of North Santiam Hall on LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd.
The exhibit runs through June 8. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.