2013 Annual Student Art Competition; Submissions Now Being Accepted

By Danielle Benedict, Office of Collegewide Student Services

March 12, 2013

It’s time for SUNY Empire State College’s 5th Annual Student Art Competition. Students are encouraged to submit artwork online to be reviewed by a committee of judges across the state. Any type/medium of art is accepted for judging, but it must be submitted as a two-dimensional electronic image and be appropriate in content in order to represent the college.

The winning piece will be announced and the winner recognized at the annual Student Academic Conference. The first place winner’s work will be printed in poster form and displayed throughout the college. First, second and third prize winners will receive a monetary award. In addition some travel assistance may be available for the top three finishers so they can attend the Student Academic Conference and showcase their winning pieces at the Art Show in October.

Artwork for the 2013 competition is currently being accepted until May 3. Please check the Student Art Competition's website for information regarding content, frequently asked questions and the submission form.

 Last year’s winner, at left, titled “The Beauty of Vision,” acrylic on canvas, by Jenn Crissey, was announced at the 2012 Student Academic Conference held in Buffalo, NY in October. In response to placing first, Crissey is quoted as saying of her work: “I was honored. As part of my degree program I get to (express) visual responses to what I have learned. So when I saw a diagram of the eyes connected to the visual part of the brain, I wanted to make that beautiful.” Crissey’s poster is included in various publications and displayed across the college. You can read more about the event here: http://www.esc.edu/news/releases/2012/stac-art-competition.html

Also honored in the art competition, and receiving certificates and checks, were Takako Martinez, in second place, and third-place winner Taylor Hudnell, both from the Metropolitan Center. Honorable Mentions for the 2012 Art Competition went to Center for Distance Learning students Christopher Ignatowicz,  from Ottawa; Catherine Laccetti,  from Voorheesville; and Heather Piper from Honeoye Falls.

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