Art Students Land Over $2,000 in Awards

"Self" by Sean Carver, Best of Show
Twenty-six students received awards at Linn-Benton Community College’s Annual Art Student Juried show at a reception held Wednesday, May 6, in the college’s North Santiam Hall Galleries.

Juried by Shelley Curtis, curator and manager for Art About Agriculture, more than $2,000 in prices and certificates was awarded from local businesses and community donors.

Sean Carver, of Lebanon, won Best of Show for his painting “Self,” which also received a Studio 262 Award. The Juror's Choice Award went to Rosalie Lingo, Albany, for "Self Portrait;" and the People's Choice Award went to Dani Burgess, Corvallis, for "Notorious.”

Carol Schaafsma Merit Awards went to Krystal Drexler, Lebanon, for "Skin Deep," Shane Kohfield, Corvallis, for "Jesus Christ, Man of Judah," and Mindy Hinterling, Lebanon, for "Mindy's Basket of Apples.”

The LBCC President’s Purchase Award went to Christoper Trotchie of Corvallis, for his series of three photographs titled “Houselessness.”

Additional winners were:
Art Department Merit Award: Claire Denning for "My Palm with Silver"
AAHD Division Award: David Villatoro for "Fly Away"
Westford Award of Merit: Carmen McCormack for "Pelvic Study"
Freedom of Expression Award, Julia Pearson for "Untitled" Pottery
Freedom of Expression Award, Lorena Navarro for "Antler Shaman"
Food for Art Award: Vicki Idema for "Window Pane"
Hester Coucke Merit Award: Samantha Jackson for "Bright Idea"
Studio 262 Award: Sean Carver, "Self"
Studio 262 Award: Kevyn Tibbot, "Stu"
Blick Art Award: Natane Blackwolf for "The Duchess of Foxingtonstoneville"
Blick Art Award: Kevyn Tibbot for "Zen Rock"
Fall Festival Award: Kelle Judah for "Arboretum Artifacts"
Photo Arts Guild Award: Natalia Bueno, "The Writing's on the Wall"
Dan Wise Printing Award: Diana Ranslam for "Abandoned Diamond"
Art Faculty Award of Merit: Heather Hodel for "Dynamics of Music"
The Active Minds Award: Diana Ranslam for "Lotus Pond"
Digital Art: Marie Arnold for "Willow Woman"
Joy Gibson for "Green Apple"
Creative framing Award: Vera Hayes for "Lunch"
Art Department Gift Award: Siri Chang for "Cloudy Day"

The show is open to any students who have taken art classes at the college during the past year. Media on display includes paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylic; drawings in graphite, colored pencil, and charcoal; photography, ceramic sculptures, digital art and mixed media.

More than 90 student works are on view through June 5 on both floors of North Santiam Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Best in Show: “Self” pencil drawing, Sean Carver, Lebanon
Carol Schaafsma Merit Award: "Mindy's Basket of Apples” oil on canvas, Mindy Hinterling, Lebanon

"Mindy's Basket of Apples” by Mindy Hinterling,
Carol Schaafsma Merit Award


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