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FM names student art award winners
April 18, 2013 - Mohawk Currents
JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College has announced the Juror’s Award winners for the 22nd annual Regional High School Exhibition, which has been on display at the college’s Perrella Gallery this month. This year’s exhibit included 79 works by high school students selected from nearly 400 works submitted from 15 school districts within a 50-mile radius of the college. The juror was Kathryn Zajicek, an artist and retired Johnstown art teacher.
Works in a wide variety of media were submitted, including drawings, collage, painting, sculpture, photography as well as video and digital images.
Five Juror’s Choice Awards with prizes of $100 each were presented to the following young artists:
- Emily Bouton, Juror’s Choice for her pen and ink submission titled “Musical Hands,” grade nine. Bethlehem Central School District;
- Ashley Hinch, Juror’s Choice for her acrylic/wire/burlap piece titled “Self-Portrait,” grade 12, North Colonie-Shaker High School;
- Katherine Love, Juror’s Choice for her oil painting titled “Self-Portrait,” grade 12, Guilderland Central School District;
- Nicole Little, Juror’s Choice for her oil painting titled “Jones,” grade 12, Mayfield High School; and
- Herin Park, Juror’s Choice for her acrylic painting titled “Meet Me in the Park,” grade 12, North Colonie-Shaker High School.
Three students received honorable mention, including:
- Henry Caughey for his digital photograph titled “Wagon on the Sacandaga,” grade 11, Broadalbin-Perth High School;
- Lena Faustel for her digital illustration titled “Untitled,” grade 12, HFM BOCES; and
- Emma Leath for her newspaper, chicken wire and ribbon piece titled “Read It,” grade 10, Bethlehem Central School.
The exhibit concludes Friday, April 19. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment. For more information, call Professor Joel Chapin at 762-4651, Ext. 7-4111.
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FM fine arts Professor and Perrella Gallery Director Joel Chapin, left, is seen with award recipients, from left, Henry Caughey, Ashley Hinch, Katherine Love, Herin Park and Nicole Little, and Kathryn Zajicek, the juror for the exhibit. (Photo submitted)