A group of student winners pose for a photo during the 2013 Juried Student Art Awards Reception on November 7 in the Foreman Gallery

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit Winners Announced

November 21, 2013

On November 7 in the Foreman Gallery of the Anderson Center for the Arts, awards and winners were presented for Hartwick College's 2013 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. Each piece of work was created and submitted by Hartwick students and judged by a professional working artist.

This year's judge, Anne Walsh, an abstract painter working and living in New York City, examined the works and based her selection on years of experience and involvement in the visual arts. An award was given to nine students for nine categories, and three gift certificates were handed out to honorable mentions.

Submission to the exhibition was open to all Hartwick College Students across all academic disciplines. More than 200 works in an array of art media were entered, with 50% of the total works being included in the exhibition.

"For our students, the process of submitting artwork for consideration by an unknown reviewer is a valuable and practical learning experience," said Exhibit Coordinator of the Foreman Gallery at Hartwick College Nancy Golden. "The aspiring artist will face this type of critique often throughout their career. Much of the art submitted was strong, making the selection process even more difficult." 

The 2013 awards were presented to: Brittni Stasiuk '14 - Best in Painting, Jessica Bonasera '16 - Best in Drawing, Elizabeth Schantz '16 - Best in Photography, Irene Szarek '16 - Best in Sculpture, Tabatha Hartshorn '16 - Best in Design, Michaela Shipman '14 - Best in Digital, Andrew Berkey '12 - Best in Glass, Michelle Grose '14 - Best in Printmaking, Erica Cantwell '14 - Best in Ceramics, Olivia Ek '15 - Best in Show, Alexandra Wood '14 - Golden Artists Colors gift certificate, Abigail Parmelee '13 - ArtWare gift certificate, and Teresa Denz '15 - Renaissance Floral Gallery gift certificate.

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

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031