Awards Presented at Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

Awards Presented at Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

December 14, 2012

Hartwick College's Art and Art History Departments recently hosted their annual juried student artwork exhibit. The event began with an award reception in the Foreman Gallery on the College campus on Thursday, November 29.

Submission of entries for the exhibition was open to all Hartwick College students across all academic disciplines. More than 200 works in all mediums of art were entered into the exhibit for consideration by guest juror, Tim Sheesley, artist, owner, tamarind master printer of Corridor Press and SUNY-Oneonta gallery director. 

"It is a daunting privilege to be asked to jury a large student art show," said Sheesley. "The process is always subjective and exhausting. This year's Annual Juried Student Exhibit in the Foreman Gallery was a delightful and difficult show to jury. My intention was to select works that reveal a student's artistic creative voice with clarity. The delight was in seeing a broad range of good work with a variety in media, content and style.  The difficulty was the necessity of editing out works to create a balanced show. It was a pleasure to return to the exhibit and see how well it was installed and to be reassured that the show celebrates the student's accomplishments. The exhibition reveals an exuberant expression of creativity, discovery, and talents nurtured by excellent teaching."

The 2012 awards were presented to: Amanda Mattson '13 - Best in Show, Elliot Henry '12 - Best in Glass, Nevin Price-Meader '13 - Best in Printmaking, Lauren Gould '13 - Best in Drawing, Alexandra Forst '13 - Best in Ceramics, Amanda Mattson '13 - Best in Sculpture, Alexandra Wood '14 - Best in Photography, Nevin Price-Meader '13 - Best in Painting, Timothy Spurchise '14 - Golden Artist Colors gift certificate and Christopher Spinozzi '14 - ArtWare gift certificate.

"The Annual Juried Student Exhibit has always been an exciting way for students to experience the professional process of entering their artwork for consideration into an exhibition by jury," said Exhibit Coordinator of the Foreman Gallery at Hartwick College Nancy Golden. "The juror is a professional working artist who is not a part of the Hartwick College community and the selection of the artwork is quite subjective, with only 60% of the entries being selected, as it is based in part on the juror's personal aesthetic. The quality of the student work submitted this year was very strong, which speaks highly of our students' artistic talents as well as to the visual arts program offered here at Hartwick College."

For additional information, contact Golden at 607-431-4575 or at

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