2018 Student Fine Art Show

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

We all had a great time.   The turn-out was wonderful! Art lovers poured in throughout the evening to celebrate our student’s work, free food and be a part of our awards ceremony.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Each year, after everyone works hard creating all of this wonderful work,  they are reminded to invite friends and family.   Afterall, this is often their first show.  Family support and pride, is always a joy to see : )

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

And friends celebrating one another is also the best : )

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

We were thrilled to see our Provost, Dr. Haggray : )

Stacy Slaten and Dr. Haggray.  The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

She has attended all of our shows, since she took office here, and is an avid appreciator of everyone’s works.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Dr. McClellan, our Alexandria Dean of Liberal Arts is a long-time  supporter of our art program, students and department events.  He’s come to nearly every show for so long that I presume, that  ‘decades’ would be the appropriate time frame descriptor.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Our two jurors were Nikki Brugnoli and Jon McMillan.

She has come to all of our shows so far and is an art lover.

Nikki Brugnoli, our 2D Juror, is the Assistant Graduate Programs Coordinator, at George Mason University.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Our 3-d juror this year, Jon McMillan, is the Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

They not only determined this year’s award winners, they were kind enough to come and hand out the award certificates.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

The best part of the show is watching the surprise on our students faces.  They work so hard all year and rewarding them is inspiring.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

After the list of honorable mentions, which included:

Sophia Woolston, D’Arcy Dean, Allen Beland, Daniel Rivas, Nala Ktzleb, Nora Drake, Mohamed El-Haddad, Lyle Priddy and Wesley Walker, we had our 3rd place prize, which went to Ireen Clayton-Jones for her piece “Nyquil Haze”

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Our second place prize went to Christopher Tait, for his “Artifacts”

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

With our first place award going to Miyuki Matsuoka.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Her ‘Warriors’ made out of clay,  were thoughtfully conceived and wonderfully executed.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

After the wards ceremony, there was plenty of time to enjoy the art and celebrate one another.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Mohamed Elhaddad won an honorable mention for his photo and string work.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

A beautiful painting always brings great pride.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Stacy Slaten is so proud of her students!

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

It’s a great show as always and we can’t wait to see what the students produce next year!

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt ConleyShe has come to all of our shows so far and is an art lover.
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

So much Art to take in.  Hopefully everyone is inspiring the next art maker.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Pete Van Riper, our advanced drawing teacher, was thrilled to see the works, and our Dean, Dr. McClellan and Jessica Gardner were loving the entire reception.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

The faculty are always big fans of everyone’s work.  Stacy and Jessica did a great job getting their students involved and working on the show.

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

Supportive friends are the best!

The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley
The 2018 Student Fine Art Show reception at the Center for Design Media and the Arts on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30. Photo by Britt Conley

The show will be up until May 4th, 2018!  Come on over to see the art, the new building and perhaps say hello to us, at the new Fine Arts Office, in room 342.

Post by: Britt Conley,  Fine Art Department Studio Assistant

 

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