2013 Student Juried Art Exhibition
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation:
Thursday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.
February 28-March 28
All Young Harris College students were eligible to submit artwork created while enrolled in classes at the College to be juried for awards. The student artist awarded Best of Show received an iPad, while Second Place, Third Place, two Honorable Mention winners and a “People’s Choice” winner received cash prizes.
The juror for the show was Daniel White, who currently serves as director of the Mason Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. After working at the Birmingham Museum of Art for seven years, White became the first-ever director of the MSMA in July 2012. In this new role, White works to bring in exhibits by leading artists from around the country, curate the museum’s permanent collection and coordinate student and volunteer docents.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., White earned his B.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala., and his M.F.A. in ceramics from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. He previously taught art at the University of Montevallo and worked as an assistant for nationally known architectural sculptor Holden McCurry.
Sophomore art major Jerilyn Oquendo was awarded Best of Show for her wood, acrylic and mixed media piece “Still.”
Junior art major Allison Burnham was awarded Second Place for her charcoal, acrylic and stain piece “Disconnected.”
Senior art and English major Kyle Huneycutt was awarded Third Place for his charcoal, white conte and paper piece “The Kick.”
Sophomore art major Grace Patterson received the “People’s Choice” Award for her Masonite, paper, acrylic and charcoal piece “Inhale, Exhale.”
Sophomore art major Katie Akins was awarded an Honorable Mention for her acrylic and crayon piece “The City and You.”
Freshman art major Sebastian Bautista was awarded an Honorable Mention for his watercolor piece “Aurelio’s.”