KCC announces winners of Student Art Exhibition awards

Twenty-two Kimiko Petersen Fine Art Awards and three Kellogg Community College Foundation Scholarships were presented to Kellogg Community College student artists yesterday for work displayed in the college’s 2012 Annual Student Art Exhibition.

Seventy student artists entered more than 120 works of art in competition for Petersen Awards totaling $1,000. Awards included Best of Media and Honorable Mention awards spread among 10 media categories in addition to a single Best of Show award and a single Instructor Recognition award.

The Best of Show Award went to Stormie Lantis for an untitled pigmented inkjet print (a digital photograph) and the Instructor Recognition Award went to Amy Osborne for “Remnants #3,” a pigmented inkjet print with acrylic and glitter (a digital composite collage).

Best of Media awards went to Kenzi Rombaugh (ceramics), Thomas Graham (drawing), Kristy Towery (painting), Brian Noell (2D mixed media), Morgan Paul (sculpture and 3D mixed media), Allison Rieger (black and white photography), Paul Jennings (digital media), Stormie Lantis (printmaking/alternative photography print processes), Kathryn Barnes (graphic design) and Gerald King (animation/video).

Honorable Mention awards went to Laural Lirones (ceramics), Kathryn Barnes (drawing), Craig Noaeill (black and white photography), Jason Lacey (black and white photography), Tracy Drew Johnson (digital media), Jerry Towery (digital media), Ashley Goldsmith (digital media), Emily Cameron (digital media), Joan Wetherill (digital media) and Stephen Richmond (animation/video).

Additionally, Crystal Conklin was awarded the $1,000 Bryan R. Thomas Memorial Scholarship, Renee Elkins was awarded the $1,000 Battle Creek Society of Artists Scholarship and Michael Broadhurst was awarded the $250 Graphic Design Department Scholarship.

The exhibition juror for this year’s Petersen Awards was Michigan arts professional Dar Davis. The scholarship recipients were selected by committees comprised of KCC faculty and staff.

Kellogg Community College’s Annual Student Art Exhibition showcases the works of current visual arts students and will be displayed free and open to the public through May 2 in the Eleanor R. & Robert A. DeVries Gallery in the college’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, located on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The images above include, clockwise from the left, Emily Cameron’s “Human Nature,” an entry from Brian Noell, and Kathryn Barnes’ “Nested Eggs.”

About the Kimiko Petersen Fine Art Awards

The Kimiko Petersen Fine Art Awards represent $1,000 in total prizes and come from a fund that Sherman and Kimiko Petersen set up with the Kellogg Community College Foundation to recognize annually the achievements of KCC’s student artists.