Friday Faves – “Best in Show”

This week for our Friday faves we decided to highlight some of the best and brightest from our local colleges and universities. Springtime is a great time to visit student shows and learn about up and coming local artist talent.  We are excited to feature some award winning work by students from Davidson College, Winthrop University, and Central Piedmont Community College.

Davidson College

Risabh Aggarwal, of settlements and savage
Plaster and Mechanics
Best in Sculpture

Other award winners include: Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo, Best Drawing; Tife Odumosu, Best in Show; and Stephen Pacheco, Best Printmaking. To see these and other works visit the Davidson College Galleries.  Show is on display until May 6th!

Winthrop University

The MFA show this year is especially strong with Part I, Equilibrium featuring paintings by Foozhan Kashkooli and sculpture by Dean Mobley. Part II of the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, mis.moment, by M.F.A. thesis candidates Charlotte Coolik and Amy Holbein will be in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery beginning April 29 through May 8.

Photo Apr 23, 9 14 48 AM

Also on display at Winthrop is the BFA Juried Exhibition:

Central Piedmont Community College

You can catch the CPCC Student show on display until July 15th!  Here are a few selections of award winners.


UNC Charlotte

At UNC Charlotte awards are given to honor an outstanding student from each of the Junior and Senior Classes.  This year’s recipients were Brandon Henrie (Junior) and Robert Bates (Senior).

PowerPoint Presentation

Robert Bates

Henrie_Brandon_Nishikigoi

Brandon Henrie

Other Award winners include:

Painting: Elena Calebro and Brandon Henrie; Illustration: Anthony Lopez; Digital Media: Danielle Tulledge; Photography: Lynn Griffin Roberts and Katherine Kirchner; Sculpture: Daniel Hewat; Ceramics: Daria Phillips; Graphic Design: Lue Vang and Wils Glade; Fibers: Rebecca Pinckney; Print Media: Alicia Ide and Gabriella Pelkey; Art Education: Elena Calebro

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