An award reception announcing the 2011 winners for the annual New College Juried Student Art Exhibition was held on Thursday, February 3. The first place winner was Nathan Duvall for his oil on canvas, “Threshold.” Second place went to Elizabeth Tracy, for her wood relief, “Untitled.” Alex Miranda received third place for “IKEA”, a digital print.
Lending special prestige to the awards was the fact that the art show was judged by Dr. Matthew McLendon, who is associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The art exhibition, organized under the direction of Kim Anderson, assistant professor of art, features a selection of artwork including sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography.
The exhibition, which represents 27 artists this year, is on view through February 25 in the New College of Florida Isermann Gallery in the Caples Fine Arts Complex, 5313 Bay Shore Road.
Participating students are Nathan Duvall, Melinda Thackrah, Eugenie Fortier, Ben Sims, Mary Dunkelberger, Zachary Hudson, Lizzie Tracy, Analeah Rosen, Malia Obradovich-Reeder, Katherine Oglesby, Emily Meyer, Andrew Fishman, Claire Albiez, Heather Mullins, Madelyn Ringold-Brown, Alex Miranda, Brittany Champagne, Sophia Blair, Sherise Gamble, Dinah Juergens, Alejandra Martino, Lea Martin, Carmen Guillen-Casal, Missy Parker, Emily Martin, Molly Swift and Zoe Rayor.
The student art will be on display and open to the public during New College’s 50th anniversary celebration on February 11 and 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm daily. For more information about the anniversary celebration, call 941-487-4888 or visit 50th.ncf.edu.