TAMUC Students Showcase Their Work at Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Students majoring in Art at Texas A&M University-Commerce put their work on display to be judged by a guest artist as part of the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The students' submissions were judged by Dr. Elizabeth Ranieri, a visiting juror who currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Texas.

A reception and the announcement of award winners was held on March 7. The students' work is currently displayed in the University Gallery, located at the A&M-Commerce Art Building. The pieces will stay on display for public viewing until April 21.

The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. To set up an after-hours appointment, call 903.886.5208 or email [email protected]

The following is a list of winners from the juried exhibition:

  • 1st place (Best in Show): Mary Beth King, “Insidious” (Oil on canvas)
  • 2nd place: Ivan Lopez, “Main Character Syndrome” (Video)
  • 3rd place: Morgan Guinessey, “Octopie” (Acrylic on canvas)
  • Undergraduate Excellence Award: Niyogushima Juste, “The Collision” (Graphite on paper)
  • Graduate Excellence Award: Minako Bass, “Bloomers in the Summer” (Glazed stoneware)
  • Department of Art Award: Hermila Cuevas, “Quetzalcoatl Llora por su Gente” (Stoneware, colored slip, polyurethane, moss and enamel)
  • Purchase Award: Yeonhwa Lee, “Dive with you” (Graphite on Paper)
  • President's Choice Awards:
    • Jason Ocampo, “Feeling Grand” (Bichromate Gum print with Cyanotype base on watercolor paper)
    • Laura Bell, “Philautia” (Oil on canvas)
    • Sehee Chang, “Warmth and Cold” (Conte crayon, graphite and pen on paper)
  • Dean's Choice Award: Mary Beth King, “Rio” (Multi-media on paper)
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Kacie Freeman, “Milky” (Oil on Canvas)
    • Jesenia Jaimes, “Cansado (Tired)” (Oil on canvas)
    • Alissa Hutto, “In The Blues” (Stoneware and acrylic)
    • Leeji Kwen, “Duomo di Milano (About Death)” (Graphite on paper)
    • A. Parker, “Garth” (Glazed stoneware)