Student Art Competition
2002 - 2003


National Student Art Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2002-2003 Student Art Competition, hosted by Moraine Valley Community College and coordinated by Susan Linn, were recently announced.

The First Place Best of Show award was presented to Hugo Moro, Miami-Dade Community College District for an acrylic/chalk w/copper disks Legacy/Churada. The Juror’s Purchase Award was presented to Cassandra Bridges, Maricopa Community College District (Chandler-Gilbert Community College) for a black & white photograph titled, Family Portrait.

The Second Place award was won by Alejandra Chaverri, Foothill-De Anza Community College District (Foothill College) for a gelatin silver print titled Perspectives: #4; and Third Place awards were presented to Ashley Fulton, Kirkwood Community College for stoneware titled Teabowl; James Whiteside II, Central Piedmont Community College for an oil, wax on prepared paper titled Strange Fruit; and Shearon R. Jackson, Sinclair Community College for clay titled, Father.

Honorable Mentions were given to four student artists, including Steve Wagner, Cuyahoga Community College for digital ink photographs titled, An American Family, Four Generations; Connie Griffith, Johnson County Community College for a ceramic – terra cotta, The Two Sis’s; Liesl Schindler, San Diego Community College District (Mesa College) for a black & white photograph titled, Spam Visits the Hotel Del; and Kristin H. Durham, St. Louis Community College at Meramec for a silver gelatin print titled Clydesdale Park.

Under the leadership of Moraine Valley Community College, the competition included over 90 works of art from League colleges. A catalog of all entries is currently being produced by Moraine Valley and will be mailed to all League members this fall.

The juror for the Student Art Competition was Mark Lyman. Mark has taught studio ceramic art and design at Sheridan School of Craft in Toronto and at Washington University’s School of Fine Art in St. Louis. He holds an undergraduate degree from Alfred College of Ceramics of the State University of New York and a master’s degree in Sculpture from Indiana State University. Art and Auction Magazine has said, “It was Lyman who effectively introduced contemporary decorative arts to the broad public” (September 1997).

The 2003-2004 competition will be hosted by the Johnson County Community College and coordinated by George Thompson.