Spring Student Art Show 2019


The annual spring student visual arts show was hosted in the Decker Auditorium in Fort Dodge, Thursday. A total of 14 awards were presented to winning artists in the show. 

Art admirers crowded the exhibit in the auditorium lobby at 5:00 p.m. Pieces lined the walls from digital art made in Photoshop and vector graphics to drawings and paintings. Ceramic pieces displayed on islands and two fashion pieces were arranged in the lobby.  

The awards in order of the event:

Faculty’s Choice (Presented by Rochelle Green)- Gabbie Herzberg’s “Untitled” 

Dean’s Choice- Abelina Escalante’s “Disaster”  

Interim Vice President’s Choice- Ashli VanDeest’s “Elk Song” 

President’s Choice- Lillian Smith’s “Hexagonal Lattice” 

2nd Place in Drawing- Alanna McFarland’s “Suspicious Pair” 

1st Place in Drawing- Jonathan Townes’s “Untitled” 

2nd Place in Design- Jasmary Erazo’s “Time GLiChes” 

1st Place in Design- Trevor Darling’s “Untitled” 

2nd Place in Graphic Design- Erick Bautista’s “Captive” 

1st Place in Graphic Design- Irasemma Gonzlez’s “Fruit” 

2nd Place in Ceramics- Adrianna Smith’s “Rose Tachetée” 

1st Place in Ceramics- Vanessa Gonzalez’s “Caught in Mother Nature” 

2nd Place in Painting- Kyra Martin’s “Hushed” 

1st Place in Painting- Ashli VanDeest’s “Elk Song” 

Best in Show- Gabbie Herzberg’s “Untitled” 

Awards earned in first place categories receive a $200 scholarship, second place receives a $100 scholarship, Best in Show receives a $250 scholarship and Choice awards receive $100 scholarships. 

The juror for the event was Kyle Ellen Sande, an Art Educator from the Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education from Ohio University.  

Brett Recker

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