KCC announces winners of Student Art Exhibition Awards

Madelyn Houghton's Best of Show entry in the 2014 Student Art Exhibition

More than two dozen student artists were recognized with awards during a ceremony April 27 honoring the top participants in Kellogg Community College’s Student Art Exhibition.

Seventy-nine students entered 134 pieces of art in the annual show, which also serves as a competition for Kimiko Petersen Fine Art Awards totaling $1,250, in addition to scholarships and other awards. Petersen Awards included Best of Media and Honorable Mention awards spread across 10 media categories in addition to a single Best of Show Award and two Instructor Recognition Awards.

The award-winning artists are as follows.

(Juried by artist and art instructor Holly Stephenson)

The Best of Show Award went to Madelyn Houghton, of Bellevue, for an untitled black and white photograph (pictured above).

Best of Media awards went to Erica Converse, of Battle Creek (ceramics); Abigail Hayes, of Marshall (drawing); Jeremiah Brown, of Battle Creek (painting); Alayna Nail, of Battle Creek (2D mixed media); Joan Wetherill, of Battle Creek (sculpture and 3D mixed media); Madelyn Houghton, of Bellevue (black and white photography); Kenzi Rombaugh, of Battle Creek (digital media); Stephen Richmond, of Battle Creek (alternative photography/printmaking); and Molly Saup, of Albion (graphic design). No Best of Media award was given in the animation/video category.

Honorable Mention awards went to Jessie Schneider, of Bellevue (ceramics); Kristin Pierce, of Climax (drawing); Graham Fukuyama, of Battle Creek (painting); Miranda Caitlin, of Coldwater (2D mixed media); Amanda Spencer, of Battle Creek (black and white photography); Elizabeth Cook, of Battle Creek (black and white photography); Quinton Moorhead, of Battle Creek (digital media); Morgan Mattingly, of Battle Creek (digital media); Megan Ward, of Union City (alternative photography/printmaking); Jacqueline Clark, of East Leroy (graphic design); Tanya Hilliker, of Coldwater (graphic design); Michelle Vogel, of Battle Creek (animation/video); and Stephen Richmond, of Battle Creek (animation/video). No Honorable Mention award was given in the sculpture and 3D mixed media category.

Instructor Recognition Awards, which are part of the Petersen Awards but are determined by KCC faculty, went to Raymond Swanson, of Battle Creek, and Stephen Young, of Battle Creek.

(Determined by KCC faculty)

  • Treza Saylor, of Battle Creek, received the Martin Hubbard Artistic Award of Excellence.
  • Jon Johnson, of Battle Creek, received the Art League Award of Excellence.
  • Paul Edwards, of Battle Creek, received the $1,000 Bryan R. Thomas Memorial Scholarship.
  • Treza Saylor, of Battle Creek, and Elizabeth Stafford, of Richland, received the $1,000 Battle Creek Society of Artists Scholarship.
  • Alayna Nail, of Battle Creek, received the $500 Graphic Design Department Scholarship.
  • Stephen Richmond, of Battle Creek, received the KCC Arts and Communication Department’s Outstanding Achievement in Art award.
  • Kenzi Rombaugh, of Battle Creek, received the KCC Arts and Communication Department’s Binda Excellence in Art award.
  • Kelly Hawkins, of Nashville, and Austin Sawyer, of Battle Creek, each received Mosaic Entry Recognition Awards for art to be used in designing an upcoming issue of Mosaic, the College’s literary journal.

KCC’s Student Art Exhibition will remain on display 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., Battle Creek. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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