Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) held its 47th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition awards ceremony on March 31.
Students Tina Stafford, Rebecca Smith and Elizabeth Paker earned top honors.
Stafford won the President’s Award for her photograph titled Fallen Tree “Limbs.” She will graduate in May with her Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts with a Specialization in Photographic Media Arts with plans to transfer to Virginia Wesleyan University.
Smith won the VAC Purchase Award for her oil painting titled Working Man. She is working toward her Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts.
Paker’s woodcut titled O Jo won the Provost’s Award named for Michelle Woodhouse. The piece is based on a photograph of Paker’s daughter from Halloween. She is working toward her Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts with a Specialization in Pre-Art Therapy and an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services.
The show, which features more than 150 works created by students for art classes since last March, will be on display through April 19 at the VAC.
Programming for the exhibition includes an illustrated lecture by a visiting art historian. On April 11, Kimberli Gant, McKinnon curator of modern and contemporary art at the Chrysler Museum, will present “Legacy of a Curator.” The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the VAC in room 208.
Below is a complete list of all student winners.
President’s Award (Edna Baehre-Kolovani): Tina Stafford • Fallen Tree “Limbs” • photograph
VAC Purchase Award: Rebecca Smith • Working Man • oil
Provost’s Award (Michelle Woodhouse, Portsmouth Campus): Elizabeth Paker • O Jo • woodcut
Shelley Brooks Award of Excellence for Sculpture: Alexandra Yvonne • We are Eternal; All this Pain is an Illusion • mixed media
Ed Gibbs Award of Excellence for Photography: Lisa Loy • Misty Morning • photograph
Michael R. Gluse Award of Excellence for Drawing (in memory of Barbara L. Gluse): Jonathan Winfield • Marilyn Manson • scratchboard
Director’s Award of Excellence in Glass: Christy Conley • Tempo di Vetro! • glass
Award of Excellence for Painting: Lakisha Martin • Crumpled Paper • oil
Vice President’s Award (Daniel DeMarte): Alison Miller • LEGO Hamlet • oil
Provost’s Award: (Lisa Rhine, Chesapeake Campus): Ellen Bible • Under the Sea • clay
Provost’s Award (Jeffery Boyd, Norfolk Campus): Taylor Harvey-Thornton • Blackberry • glass
Provost’s Award: (Michael Summers, Virginia Beach Campus): Marcus Whitehead • Helvetica • computer generated
The Coffee Shoppe & Chrysler Museum of Art Award of Excellence in an Open Category: Holly Graves • Honeymoon Balloon • mixed media
Darrell and Sally Craig Award for Drawing: Michaela Bly • Julien • silverpoint & charcoal
Lynne Hundley Award of Excellence for Mixed Media: Forrest Grover • Cycle of Life • mixed media
Judge’s Choice Award (Ruth Jones): Estella Benson-Williams • Checkmate • glass
John and Karen Kise Award of Excellence in Graphic Design (in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Mearl A. Kise): Obed Castro • Re:Re • video
Hartung Gallery Award for Color: Brydi Lynn Heebner • There’s a Silver Lining • mixed media