The Augusta University Department of Art hosted an opening reception for the 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art.
Juried by Birmingham-based contemporary artist Amy Pleasant, the exhibit features 31 works of art from 24 students. The pieces featured were created using a variety of mediums including ceramics, digital art, printmaking and sculpture.
Hosted annually, the Juried Student Art Exhibition gives emerging student artists a chance to experience the jurying process firsthand while also gaining a greater knowledge and understanding of gallery operations.
In addition to showing off student work to the community, several students were awarded for their outstanding commitment to and excellence in academics and the arts. The awards and recipients are:
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Award
Winner: Leah Schaffer
Morris Museum Awards
Winner: Gerry O’Meara
Morsberger Purchase Award
Winner: Olivia Robinson
Awards for Excellence in Studio Foundations
Winners: James Griffin, Morgan Hayes
The Recognition of Excellence in Studio Foundations
Winners: Caitlin Holley, Talecia Cistrunk
Winners: Baillie Conway, Olivia Robinson
Winners: Leah Schaffer, Yana Bondar
The Lilian Rosen Award
Artist Guild of Columbia County Award
Samuel J. & Sarah Singal Award
The Eugenia Comer Oustanding Art Student Award