Student Art Competition
2010 - 2011


National Student Art Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2010-2011 Student Art Competition, hosted by board college Miami Dade College and coordinated by Wanda Texon, were recently announced.


The first place award was presented to Lester Daniel Sanchez, Miami Dade College, North Campus, for his piece titled, El Techero. Second place was awarded to Lauren MacKnight, Dallas County Community College District, Brookhaven College, for the piece, Pure Tone. And the third place awards were given to Jacob Yount, Central Piedmont Community College, for Heritage, USA; Luis Castaneda, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, for Untitled, and Barrie Barnett, Anne Arundel Community College, for Bonfire of the Vanities


Under the leadership of Miami Dade College, and coordinated by Wanda Texon, the competition included 95 works of art submitted by students at the League’s 19 board colleges. A catalog of all entries is currently being produced by Miami Dade College and will be mailed to all League board members this fall.


The jurors for this year’s Student Art Competition were as follows:

Wendy Wischer is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual and Media Artists Fellowship and has exhibited throughout the US and abroad, including large-scale commissions for public and private buildings around the US. Her work is in several public collections, among them the Miami Art Museum.

Paco Barragan is an independent curator and an arts writer based in Madrid. He is curatorial advisor to the Artist Pension Trust (APT), New York, and associate editor of ARTPULSE. Some of the shows he has curated most recently are "Cinema X: I Like to Watch," MoCCA, Toronto, 2010, and "The Non-Age," Kunsthalle Winterthur, 2009.

Edouard Duval-Carrié is a Haitian painter and sculptor. Duval-Carrié studied at the Université de Montréal and McGill University in Canada before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College, Montréal in 1978. He later attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, from 1988 to 1989. His works have been exhibited in Europe and the Americas. Full biographies for each can be found at


The 2011-2012 competition will be hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges and coordinated by Josh Rathkamp.