Senior Art Exhibition came down from the gallery, it was time for the Annual Student Art Exhibition. Any student on campus is allowed to enter up to 5 pieces in the show, with a juror selecting the pieces to be displayed. The juror also selects awards including 5 Honorable Mentions, first, second, and third prize, along with a Best in Show. Additional awards are also given by the Academic Dean's Office and other groups. The show ran from April 11-29 with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, April 15th.
This year I had all 5 of my submissions selected to be in the show. I entered two framed monoprints, an oil painting, a necklace, and a metal container. My painting, titled Enter, was awarded an Honorable Mention. Additionally, one of my prints and my necklace were purchased later in the month.
The necklace is a one of a kind piece created using a Euro coin and a gold toned pocket knife purchased at an antique store. The coin is riveted between two pieces of copper and hangs from a handmade sterling silver chain.
My metal container is actually a Knitting Needle Case made from square brass tubing. The lid of the box features a ceramic cash register found at an antique store. The front of the box has glass cabachons set in silver and arranged to mimic the floral motif on the cash register.