Student Art Show on exhibit at Dennos through March 23

TRAVERSE CITY — Awards to art students from northern Michigan high schools and NMC will be presented today, Friday, March 17, at the Dennos Museum Center during the opening reception for the NMC Art Department's annual juried student show.

NMC student recipients are listed below. High school recipients are listed here. Awards are presented for best of show as well as in specific mediums, including Interactive Animation, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Illustration, Watercolor, 3D Design/Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Photography and Printmaking.

For the first time, the show will be on view at the Dennos Museum Center through March 23.

NMC STUDENT SHOW WINNERS (name of work, artist, medium)

Best of Show: “Petoskey Stones,” Kristy Tompkins, Drawing

1st Place: “Self Portrait” Spence Schulte, Painting

2nd Place (TIE):
- “New Beginnings,” Karina Saule Hissong, Ceramics
- “The Dragon’s Bath” Aleksandra Hissong, Ceramics

3rd Place (TIE):
- “Jacob Skull,” Kenna Marar, Watercolor
- “Fox in the Forest,” Nicholas Johnson, Printmaking

Honorable Mentions:

Printmaking: “Summer Visitor,” Paul LaPorte; “Earth Affection,” Sara Hardwick; “Yak,” Pia Lu

Drawing: “Michigan,” Molly Gregorski.

Painting:“Quietus Device,” Spence Schulte; “Facing My Storm,” Heidi Way; “Ghoul,” Sam Taylor; “Half-Way to Heaven,” Dorothy McGrath Grossman; “Figure in Mist,” James Burge

Photography: “Hannah,” Rebecca Sann; “Succulent,” Nichole Hartley

Watercolor: “O Canada,” Ann George; “Nico’s View,” Dorothy McGrath Grossman; “Flamboyance of Flamingos,” Jane Kendra

Ceramics: “Art Deco-Inspired Vase,” Catherine Zimmerman; “Kim Chi Pot,” James Burge; “Little Wolf,” James Burge; “Blue Horse,” James Burge; “Bell Tool Bag,” Norm Wright; “Classical,” Sarah Jones

Graphic Design: “Constructed Type,” Emma Smith; “Immigrant Adventure,” Zachary Kyro; “Beard and Mustache Championship,” Rachel Esckelson; "Anonymous,” Autumn Haag

Illustration: “The Best of the Vest,” Ben Bradshaw; “Artichokes” Rachel Esckelson

Release date: March 17, 2017

For more information:

Mike Torre
NMC Art Department
(231) 995-1326


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