Each of the 20 students are listed below by school. Just click on the picture or artist’s name to be taken to their information page, where you can read their bios and statements, as well as see their entries.
Please remember, these are college students that are making statements as they make their way into the business world. Even though some of their images may be provocative and controversial, we do not wish to censor but just caution our viewers.
|Anna Skalicki||Emma Wiersma|
|Thomas More University
|Elizabeth Butler||Michael Thompson|
|Mount St. Joseph University
|Carissa Palazzolo||Kenesha Fowler||Trevor Theuerling|
|Northern Kentucky University
|Jake Zastrow||Kailey Maggard||Travis Sparks|
|University Of Cincinnati DAAP
|Alex Macon||David Unthank||Margaux Lim|
|Bridget Walsh||Kate Fitzgerald||Matthew Nichols|
|Art Academy Of Cincinnati
|Katerina Skadberg||Krista Sheneman||Nytaya Babbitt||Trenton Buck|
Terri Kern and Pat Olding – comments by Terri Kern
As a juror, I rely on my experience as a working studio artist and teacher to decide which works of art will be acknowledged with an award. Is there a consistent body of work? Can the artist continue to develop the ideas and techniques that are present? What pieces do I connect with as a viewer and why or why not? What images, conversations and emotions stay with me long after I’ve stopped looking at an individual piece? Was the work professionally presented? Was the registration process completed as requested? These were some of the considerations I made when choosing the Summerfair Emerging Artists award winners.
Remember, however, that awards are subjective. Not winning an award does not mean that your work doesn’t have value or that it isn’t worth pursuing.
I was impressed with the wide ranging points of view, materials and techniques. I was curious about what the pieces would have been like to experience in person. Unfortunately, Covid 19 has impacted the show this year and we won’t have the opportunity to live with all the pieces for several days, as we place and hang the work in a gallery, along side the artists’ statements.
Before listing the award winners, I want to thank Jayne Utter, Managing Director of Summerfair and Pat Olding, the painter, curator and designer who normally heads up the placement and installation of the show. Along with Summerfair, the three of us are dedicated to showcasing the work of our local student artists. We want to provide an opportunity for these emerging artists to begin or add to their exhibitions list on their resumes. We also hope it starts the process of them thinking like professional artists as they present their work in public and define their unique perspectives through their artist statements.
As I look at the award winners this year, I see that all of them are centered on the human body in some way. It’s an odd coincidence that usually doesn’t happen but the strength of the work that was selected speaks for itself.
And Now –
The Awards Go To:
|First Place||Second Place||Third Place||Jerry Bollen Scholarship Award|