By Spencer Myers
April 11, 2013
The art department held the Juried Student Art Show on Wednesday April 10 in the Sloan Arts Building. Awards were given out in various categories including 3 dimensional art, photography, and 2 dimensional art.
The artwork on display is varied in both subject and medium.
‘Gender?’ by Natalie Chambers, a junior majoring in fine arts with a concentration in 2 dimensional art, caught attention with its forward thinking subject matter and its title’s ability to question gender identity. ‘Gender?’ won third place in the photography category.
‘Untitled 2,’ a ceramic pot by Logan Eck, a freshman majoring in fine art, won third place in 3 dimensional art. Eck said that he was inspired by Western American Indian art. “I thought it was one of the best pieces I’ve done this semester,” Eck said.
The winner of best in show went to Olivia Butkiewicz, a senior majoring in fine arts with a concentration in 2 dimensional art, for her oil and watercolor painting “Creative Pour.”
“Art will always have control over my life,” said Butkiewicz.
The strict Roman and Greek style of statues inspired her in particular. Butkiewicz described her painting as “a tagged photo of one.”
“The colors represent the color palette that I use, I use intense colors,” she said.
This was her first time winning a show.
If you haven’t already, make sure to see the beautiful pieces on display at Sloan. Student Sheliah Carter, a freshman majoring in communication, said “[Creative Pour] is very interesting. The painting has a lot of life.”