2017 NPC Student Art Exhibit winners

May 8, 2017 by Anonymous

Award certificates and purchase prizes were presented to winners of the 2017 Northland Pioneer College Juried Student Art Exhibit during a closing reception on May 5.

This year’s exhibit, which was on display April 10 to May 5, in NPC’s Talon Gallery on the Show Low campus featured 82 entries.

Amber Shepard's Tiger, Tiger won ther People's Choice Award at the 2017 NPC Student Art Exhibit.
Amber Shepard’s colored pencil drawing “Tiger, Tiger”
won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 NPC Student
Juried Art Exhibit.

In the painting category, Marianne McGuire won first place with her painting of “Loch Alsh, Scotland.” John Vasquez won second place for his “Untitled” acrylic. Connie Emmett’s watercolor, “Geese in Water” received the third-place award.

First place in drawing went to Aldean C. Billy for his graphite drawing “Southwest Traditions.” Amber Shepard received the second-place award for her colored pencil drawing “Big Bad Wolf.” Third place went to Marquez Vandever for her charcoal “Flower Limbo.”

In the drawing category, honorable mentions were presented to: Aldean C. Billy for his pen and colored pencil “Clay and Silver;” Janet M. Fish for her screen print “Puppy Love;” Ryan Keyonnie for his charcoal drawing “Polar Night;” Cheyenne Lester for her charcoal “Lifeless Dancer;” and Lance Hopson for his colored pencil “Hope Sunny Hopson.”

In 3-D ceramics, Katharina Wiens won first place for her “Beautiful as You.” Lenny Hoover’sSeed Corn” won second place. “Dog in the Hoodie” received third place honors for Karen L. Lewis. Honorable mentions went to Jill Hoover for her “Pointed Pot” and Catherine Kreger for “The Ghost of Weigh-In’s Past.”

Catherine Kreger won first place in the photography category for “On the Run.” Stuart Holmes received the second-place honor for his “Porcelain Basin, Yellowstone.” Anthony Marrietta won third place for “Relieving Stress.” Honorable mentions went to Johnna Solomon for “Eyelash” and Jason Rooney for “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Amber Shepard’s colored pencil drawing “Tiger, Tiger” received the People’s Choice Award.

Dr. Michael Solomonson, chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division, purchased Jason Rooney’s photograph “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Mark Vest, vice president for Learning and Student Services, purchased Stuart Holmes' photograph “Porcelain Basin, Yellowstone” and Aldean C. Billy’sClay and Silver” pen and colored pencil drawing.

NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout purchased three student works: William F. Fish’s oil “Another Century,” Perry Wray’sRaku IV” and a watercolor from Connie Emmett.

The annual NPC juried art exhibit highlights the work produced by students, reflecting the diversity of cultures and traditions of the college’s students.

Photos from the awards reception and of the winning entries are posted to NPC’s online photo gallery.

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