Schwartz earns “Best of Show” at 13th Annual Student Art Exhibit

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2003-04-17
Huntington, Ind.— Christopher Gantz, assistant professor of art at IPFW, recently served as the guest juror for the Huntington College 13th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, held in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery. Huntington College art students created the exhibit of works during the current school year. Brandon Schwartz, a junior art education major from Brooklyn, Mich., received the “Best of Show” award for his ceramic piece, “8-Legged Vessel.”

The Robert E. Wilson Purchase Award went to Christy Harris, a junior graphic design major from New Berlin, Wis., for her photograph, “Lonely Swing.” Scott Cooper, a junior fine art major from Huntington, Ind., earned second place overall with his print, “City Street.” Jessica Williams, a senior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind., won third place overall with her oil painting, “Untitled Series of 3.”

The following students earned Outstanding Achievement in specific divisions:

Basic Design – Sarah Clifford, a freshman fine art major from Russell, Pa., for “Color Study of Coffee Cup”

Drawing – Scott Cooper, a junior fine art major from Huntington, Ind., for “Christ Suffering”

Painting – Brandon Schwartz, a junior art education major from Brooklyn, Mich., for “Still Life with Red Cloth”

Printmaking – Rachel Kraus, a senior art education major from Greenville, Ohio, for “Summer Satisfaction”

Photography – Amanda Hamblin, a senior graphic design major from North Manchester, Ind., for “Mouthwater Jiggle”

Ceramics – Amy Griffin, a senior fine art major from Huntington, Ind., for “Large Tea Can”

Graphic Design – Josh Middleton, a senior graphic design major from Kingwood, Texas, for “The Road”

Illustration – Jessica Williams, a senior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind., for “Rhinoceros Beetle”

Book Arts – Nuria Bagley, a junior graphic design major from Huntington, Ind., for “Chess with Grandpa”

Sculpture – Amanda Hamblin, a senior graphic design major from North Manchester, Ind., for “Peter Walking on Water”

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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