About the Art
This year we are presenting the Annual Student Competitive, which is organized in recognition of “Celebrating Student Milestones,” as a virtual gallery. This is an unprecedented and challenging time; however, our student's achievement in visual art is no less deserving of celebration and respect. Student competitive exhibitions are part of most visual art programs around the country to give students the experience of entering a juried exhibition and having work displayed to a wider audience.
Student works were chosen from Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Introduction to Digital Photography classes. Many of the works are studies and sketches, meaning that they are stepping stones to larger, more fully realized pieces. All of the works featured are exemplary of the core techniques needed by all visual communicators. The Visual Art faculty; Justin Bryant, David Carpenter, and Kim Kwee, are very proud to present his body of student achievement.
About the Jurors
Hannah May is an artist living in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her work is primarily in functional and sculptural ceramics that emphasizes the significance of objects as reminders of identity and security. She is the Lead Art Educator, since 2016, and manages education at Arkansas' first makerspace--the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. She studied Studio Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has facilitated arts programming and taught ceramics since 2009. Hannah received an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award in 2017 for her ceramic work in the visual arts call for contemporary craft.
Logan Hunter, originally from Nebraska, is an artist based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Logan has taught art since 2012 as a drawing instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center and as a ceramics and art instructor at the Art Center of the Grand Prairie. His work in drawing and ceramics uses figures, animals, and patterns to depict scenes of migration and settlements, inspired loosely by his own connection with agriculture, life in the midwest, and a childhood moving from place to place with his mom and brother. Logan studied Studio Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Featured UA-PTC Student Art
In order of gallery appearance, below are the featured students and the name of their art.
Student Competitive Winners
First place: 15 - Karla Hernandez, Light on Dark
Second place: 21 - Patrick Jacob, Shoe in a Box
Third Place: 9 - Cynthia Patron, Dots
Others that stood out were 11, 18, and 22