GSC Freshman Sky Parrish of Mount Zion, WV
with his work that won First Place in the
GSC Third Annual Juried Student Art Show.

Submitted by Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College

Glenville, WV - Winners have been announced for the Glenville State College Third Annual Juried Student Art Show which was hosted by the GSC Department of Fine Arts. The juror of the show was Dylan Collins, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Sculpture Program Coordinator at the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Division of Art and Design. He selected twenty-five works from fifty entries and chose a Best in Show, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention.

"Each year, the competitors are tougher, and the numbers of entries increase. This year, the juror tried to pick an overall best of show, a photo, drawing/painting, and sculpture to receive an award. In all, I thought the juror did a great job with picking works that were presented well, challenging, and creative all at the same time," said GSC Assistant Professor of Art Liza Brenner.

GSC Senior Joshua James of Sutton, WV
with his work that won Best in Show.

Best in Show went to GSC Senior Joshua James of Sutton for his photographic piece, 'Charlotte's Web.' With a certificate, James also received $100 donated by the GSC Bluegrass Band. "This was a great surprise and honor to be selected as Best in Show," James commented.

First Place went to GSC Freshman Sky Parrish of Mount Zion and GSC Freshman Jeremiah Coon of Spencer for their untitled sculpture. In addition to the certificate, they also received $80 donated by Dan Johnson State Farm Insurance in Glenville and Broughton Dairy. "It felt great when it was announced that we had won. I was not expecting to place but am glad we did," said Coon. "It is truly an honor to be recognized in the student art show. I appreciate Glenville State College for giving me the ability to be involved in so many activities especially art," said Parrish.

Second Place went to GSC Freshman Jesse King of Frametown for his graphite/colored pencil piece, 'Flowers.' With the certificate, he also received $60 donated by the GSC Fine Arts Department. "Everyone did a really good job on their art works. GSC has given me an opportunity to try a lot of different things, all the different departments in the college open up to all the students so they can try different things in those fields. I wouldn't want to be any where else," said King.

GSC Sophomore Matthew Thompson of St.
Albans with his work that won Third Place.

Third Place went to GSC Sophomore Matthew Thompson of St. Albans for his photographic piece, 'Frozen in Summer.' Along with a certificate, he also received $40 donated by the Towne Bookstore. "I was thrilled to at least place in the student art show. There were so many entries I wasn't even sure if my piece would get in. I love being involved in the art program at GSC and have learned so much from our mentor Liza Brenner," said Thompson.

GSC Senior Michelle Koch with her
work that won Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention went to GSC Senior Michelle Koch of Maysel for her charcoal piece, 'Peeping Pear.' With a certificate, she also received a $20 gift certificate donated by the Common Place Restaurant. "This was a simple piece that I was surprised the judge thought stood out because there were so many different, unique pieces displayed this year," said Koch.

The show will run until April 16th being open to the public daily, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The gallery is also open one hour before all GSC Fine Arts events.

For more information on the Third Annual Juried Student Art Show and future exhibits in the Glenville State College Fine Arts Building Gallery, contact Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6346.

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