Fifteen students received awards at Linn-Benton Community College’s annual Juried Art Student Exhibit at a reception held Wednesday, May 4, in the college’s North Santiam Hall Gallery.
Johnny Beaver of Lebanon was awarded Best of Show for his acrylic painting “The Idealist” by juror Beverly Soasey, curator and director of the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene.
Soasey also bestowed Juror’s Choice Awards to Jessica Purkerson of Lebanon for her acrylic painting “Jellyfish” and to Spike Keenan of Philomath for her ink drawing “Stereotypes and Labels.” Keenan’s drawing also received the President’s Purchase Award, while Purkerson also received a second award—the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Drawing, for her work in ink titled “Rock, Paper, Scissors.”
Other award winners were:
•Sarah Maddox of Corvallis—the Carol Schaafsma Award in Photography, as well as the Oregon Camera Award and the PhotoArts Guild Award.
•Janey Bevill of Albany—the Carol Schaafsma Award in Painting.
• Rinee Merritt of Albany—the Carol Schaafsma Award in Sculpture.
•Jerral Murphy of Albany—an Art Faculty Award of Merit as well as the People’s Choice Award.
•Diana Guittron of Albany—an Art Faculty Award of Merit and the Santiam Restaurant Food For Art Award.
•Theresa Griffith of Corvallis—an Art Faculty Award of Merit.
• Rick Lorraine of Corvallis—the Art Media Award for best overall body of work.
• Nancy Mildren of Corvallis—the Corvallis Fall Festival Fine Arts Showcase Award.
• Anthony Brown of Albany—the Creative Crafts Award.
• Christine Chandler of Lebanon—the Hester Coucke Award.
•Morgan Gregory of Shedd and Sean Hamling of Albany—LBCC Bookstore Freedom of Expression Awards.
More than 60 works by 42 student artists are on view in the exhibit on both floors of the NSH Gallery on LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd. The exhibit runs through June 3. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.