The 2021 Juried Student Art Show organized virtually at Linn-Benton Community College has announced the recipients of various awards. Sin Melendez was the jurorwho selected artwork and bestowed one of the awards. There were 20 specific awardsand 35 honorable mentions, as many great artwork pieces were submitted.
Specific awards funded by individuals, groups, businesses, and departments were awarded.
Buchele Creative Risk Award went to Rose Pond for Walking with my ancestors to school
ASSH Division Award went to Susannah Cray for Wounded and Silenced
Jay C. Thomas Memorial Award went to Liam Lee for Creation of Steven
Award for Artistic Excellence went to Madoc Riseley for Brain Clip
New Emerging Mainstream Award went to Jamie Villarreal for The Power Within Me
President’s Purchase Award went to Jennie Link for The Morning
Willamette Valley Photo Arts Guild Awards went to Jennie Link for Fallen and to Susannah Cray for Sea Spray 4
Creative Clay Awards went to Jessica Hitzman for Hex, Drugs, and Rock’n’Roll and to Gabrielle Williams for Fire & Ice Bowl
Freedom of Expression Award went to Lillian Carman for Illusion
Blick’s Art Store Award went to Rebecca Fewless for Weekend Getaway
Artistic Innovation Award went to Jamie Villarreal for Disoriented
Best in 2D went to Carly Szedlak for Early Summer Trompe L’oeil
Art Faculty Award of Merit went to Meredith Love for Barn Swallow
Photography Award went to Susannah Cray for Sea Spray 4
Digital Art Award went to Taylor Prosa for Fuck Gender Lets Eat Pop Rocks
Printmaking & Printing went to Kacey Montgomery for California Quail
Best in Drawing went to Jamie Villarreal for Disoriented.
Best in 3D & 4D went to Jessica Hitzman for It’s Uter-I, not Uter-us
Best in Graphic Media went to Liam Lee for Fried Egg Jellyfish
Best in Show went to Isabeau Mandelkow for The Orange Orchard.
People’s Choice Award Finalists are:
Third place ex-aequo: Taylor Grizzle, artwork Aquamarine and Savvy Branson, artwork King Paimon.
Second Place: Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia, artwork Life Without You Here.
The Winner of the People Choice Award is Jessica Hitzman with her artwork It’s Uter-I, not Uter-us.
Juror’s Choice Award went to Madoc Riseley Brain Clip.
The Advocate congratulates all of the artists who participated in the show and appreciates the art departments for the initiative of promotion of art in these unusual times.