Student Show Awards and Reception

Thanks to everyone who came to the student show reception last Thursday night. It was quite a party, with more than 250 attendees! The celebration was proof of both the number of successful students in the CPCC program and how many people support them.

A special thanks to Richard Zollinger, Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development, for handing out awards, as well as Cato Campus Dean, Janet Malkemes, and Levine Campus Dean, Edith McElroy, for announcing awards on behalf of their respective campuses.

A list of awards is below, followed by a few images of the reception and Award Ceremony. Congratulations to the many talented Visual Arts students here at CPCC!

2014 Annual Juried Student Show Awards

First Place
Monty Montague, Carnal Cosmos, $300

Second Place
Chris Sirico, Self Portrait, $200

Third Place
Hnin Nie, The Nest, $100

Arzberger Purchase Award
Matthew Brien, Surface Tension
Heather Geiser, The Multitasker
Caroline Kerrigan, Blue Mother
Denetra Rodriguez, Just Beyond My Site

John White Photo Award
Lauren Isaacs, Float, $250

Presidential Purchase Award
Suzanne Mellichamp, Magnolia

Student Life Purchase Award
Jeremy Boseman, Golden Cup 7
Catalina Duarte, Tribute to Margaret 2 & 3
Anthony Whidbee, Landscape

Cato Campus Purchase Award
Anderson Carman, Salsa
Eva Rizzardi, Black Capped Chickadee
Phillip Thomas, Light No. 1
Kathleen Tomlinson, Copper and Garlic

Student Success Purchase Award
Eric Wagner, The Bridge
Fred Vohwinkel, Cut Star Bowl

Levine Campus Purchase Award
Chase Currie, Untitled 3
Karen V. Jones, Autumn Glory

Central Campus Purchase Awards
Hnin Nie, The Nest, Fantasy, and Distant
Rebecca Buchanan, Fire Pit Mornings and Kat and Cow Skull
Carol Connaughton, In the Flow
Catalina Duarte, Untitled
Haris Vahabovic, Seated Figure Study
Maritza Brunetto, Vase With Flowers
David Clark, Shino Jar and White Lidded Jar
Lauren Isaacs, Float, Only Time, and Silver Mark
Cambey Gallagher, Summer Hike

Nutcracker Awards
First Place, for Gamer Nutcracker: Camilla Middleton and Latoy R. Burch
Second Place, for Camo Nutracker: Trevor Metz and Husnia Ayar

Pearson Publishing Textbook Cover Award, Decided collectively by CPCC Art Appreciation Teachers, to be published on the cover of the Art Appreciation textbook.
Nick DeMarsico, Abstract, $250


Sensoria Is Here!

Wednesday, April 9

Artist Lecture, Kirsten Tradowsky

Pease Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Opening Reception to follow

 Pease Gallery, 3-5 p.m.


Thursday, April 10

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 2014 Annual Juried Student Show

Ross Gallery, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, April 12


Pease Gallery, 11 a.m.

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A Tour of the Kirsten Tradowsky Show

Take a virtual tour of Past Perfect: Kirsten Tradowsky, on view now in Pease Gallery.

Join us for an artist lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 in Pease Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Gallery




Pamela Winegard on Knight Arts Blog

Pamela Winegard’s work, previously on view in Pease Gallery, was featured on the Knight Arts Blog. Writer Katie Culclasure explores the intricacies, layers, and references in Pamela’s work beautifully.

Pamela’s encaustics and paintings were on view in a two person show with Betsy Birkner in the early spring show, titled “Artifice.”
Read it here.

A Tour of the 2014 Juried Student Show

Click through the gallery below to see images of work on view in the 2014 Student Show in Ross Gallery.

When photographer Chris Record was taking these pictures, he captured a view of a visit by CPCC President Dr. Tony Zeiss and his Executive Assistant, Susan Oleson-Briggs. You may also spot painting instructor Carolyn Jacobs, who taught many of the talent students whose work was accepted in the show.

Please join us for an opening reception and awards ceremony on April 10 from 5-7 p.m.

Student Juried Show Now Open


We are very excited to announce the Annual Juried Student Show is now open in Ross Gallery! This year’s show includes 76 works of art by 50 CPCC Students created over the past year, with media ranging from paintings to ceramics to metal sculpture and more.

All submitted work is available for viewing through an online gallery under the tab “2014 Student Show” in the above menu. There you will have access to:


Three-dimensional Art

Two-Dimensional Art



Join us for an opening reception and Awards Ceremony during Sensoria on Thursday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m.

Installing Past Perfect: Kirsten Tradowsky

Over the past week paintings by Kirsten Tradowsky have been soaring over the US en route to Pease Gallery for the show “Past Perfect,” which opened yesterday (3/17).

Installing this show was a real challenge because every piece was so complex, layered, and dense with color and painting technique. Our hope was to lay out the show in a way that the paintings would complement each other while not competing for attention.

In her artist statement for this show, Tradowsky tells how in each of these paintings she recreates images she finds in the “for sale” section of craigslist, complete with odd angles, cropping, and distorted perspective. Because of this thematic component, we chose to hang the show as if the objects were arranged at a yard sale, with both surprising and obvious groupings: while there is a section of cars placed in a row, there is another section with a life jacket, gun collection, and accordion. Like a trip through a thrift shop, this exhibition is a voyage of unexpected discovery, in which the conversations between pieces are as interesting as the pieces themselves.

Below you’ll find an image gallery of Grace, Heather, and Isaac installing the show. Check back for photos of the fully installed show soon.

Kirsten Tradowsky in Pease Galley: March 17-July 3


We are thrilled to welcome Kirsten Tradowsky to Pease Gallery this spring for our Sensoria Programming. Ms. Tradowsky is a painter living and working in San Francisco, CA.

She paints objects she finds in the “for sale” section of Craigslist, capturing the quality of the seller’s photographic presentation in all its awkwardness, overexposure and strange angles. Using loose brushstrokes, she sympathetically renders these unwanted items in both rich and faded hues, delicately revealing the imperfections of time. Her artwork seeks to bring quality and validation to these objects and to painting itself.

Join us for an artist lecture followed by an opening reception in the gallery on April 9th at 2 p.m.

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Kirsten Tradowsky, Shredded Rose Arm Chair

Kirsten Tradowsky, Extra Life Jacket

Kirsten Tradowsky, Clamoring Chandelier

Juried Student Show – Deadline for Entries Extended to 2/27

Due to the inclement weather we recently experienced, the deadline for entries to the student show has been extended to Thursday, February 27.

An attendant will be present at the gallery on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26, from 5-7 to accommodate students taking evening classes.

We welcome submissions during our normal gallery hours, 10-2 Monday-Thursday. Submissions must be made in person by the artist at either Ross or Pease Gallery.

Please contact your instructor for a submission form.