Owensboro Community & Technical College art students participated in the college’s Fall 2018 semester Student Art Exhibition. The culmination of the exhibit is the student awards, including Merit and Purchase awards. Sandra Farris served as juror for the exhibit.
A first place Merit Award for Bloom White, a charcoal drawing, was earned by Jereal McKenzie. Angel Higdon won the second place Merit Award for her ceramic piece, Twisted Teal; Dakota Butler won the third place Merit Award for Mortal Soul, a charcoal drawing.
The first-place Purchase Award and Best in Show went to Samantha Zolicoffer for her oil painting, Lost in Thought. The second place Purchase Award went to Makayla Brown for her charcoal drawing, Negative Midnight. Dakota Butler earned the third-place Purchase Award for Abandoned Still Life, a charcoal drawing.
The winning purchase award pieces become a part of OCTC’s permanent collection. Faculty members Monty Helm and Lou O’Leary are teaching studio classes in sculpture, 2-D design and drawing during the Spring 2019 semester.
Those interested in exploring an Associate in Fine Arts degree or joining the OCTC Art Club should contact Monty Helm.