NWFSC Arnie Hart Juried Student Winners Announced

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

 

NWFSC President Ty Handy with Best in Show winner, Roxanne Soja of Crestview
NWFSC President Ty Handy with Best in Show winner, Roxanne Soja of Crestview

3/18/2013 - The winners of the annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Art Exhibition were recently announced by Northwest Florida State College. The student art exhibition as well as the annual NWFSC Faculty Exhibition is currently on display through April 5 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the NWFSC Niceville Campus.

Each year the finest student works are juried by an art professional and a competitive selection process for an exciting exhibition in the McIlroy Gallery. Student works in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, computer-generated imagery, and video installation, comprise the exhibition. Art works produced by faculty of the college’s Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division are on display in the Holzhauer Gallery.

The galleries are free of charge and open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. prior to performances in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center theaters. The galleries are also open by appointment for classes or groups. Galleries are closed March 25 to 29 for NWFSC spring break. The judge for this year’s Student Exhibition was Sara Dismukes, an Associate Professor of Design at Troy University.

Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition Winners for 2013 include:
Best in Show: Roxanne Soja of Crestview, Spectrum
First Place 2-D: Sharon James of Crestview, City Cactus
Second Place 2-D: Scott Derrick of Destin, Okaloosa Island Dunes 3
Third Place 2-D: Jonathan Yubi of the Bronx, New York City, New York, The Tragic Nightlife of Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds
First Place 3-D: Linda Kulaw of Fort Walton Beach, Northwest Florida Seascape
Second Place 3-D: Emily Heasley of Mary Esther, Folklore’s Royalty
Third Place 3-D: MaryAnn Crabtree of Fort Walton Beach, Masking on Planes
Honorable Mention: Erika Stiles of St. Augustine, Florida, The Ocean’s Waters

Jean Hart, wife of the late college art instructor Arnie Hart, provides an annual gift to help fund the Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition. Hart, popular and influential for his “cracked pottery” style, taught at Okaloosa-Walton College from 1966 until his untimely death in 1999. His wife Jean and several friends established the Arnie Hart Art Scholarship Endowment in his memory to honor his longtime devotion to his students.