BGSU School of Art announces art winners

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Bowling Green State University School of Art has announced the winners of the 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition is in the Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankleman and Bowen Thompson Student Union galleries until April 3. 

The BFA show features current seniors who either graduated this past December or will be graduating this spring or summer 2010. 

Sixty-three students majoring in graphic design, digital arts, 2D or 3D studies and art education were chosen by a jury of faculty members to participate in this year’s exhibition. Students were allowed to submit as many pieces as they liked, from which the jurors selected the pieces for the show. Besides choosing which pieces were accepted into the show, the faculty jurors also determined the recipients of the coveted James W. Strong Awards.

Those recipients were Chris Koelsch, a senior digital art major from Toledo; Michael Gump, a senior graphic design major from Garfield Heights; Madison Hartley, a senior 2D studies major from Huron; Jared Rosenacker, a senior 3D studies major from Cincinnati, and Ross Roadtruck, a senior 2D major also from Cincinnati.

This year the guest juror was Deborah Davis from the University of Toledo. She selected the winner of the Dominick and Elizabeth Labino Art and Technology Award from five nominees, along with the Main Street Photo Award and the Marietta Kirschner Wigg Print Award.

The recipient of the Dominick and Elizabeth Labino Art and Technology Award was “Watch Them As The Kill Themselves,” by Kevin Vaneck, a senior 3D studies major from Euclid. The Marietta Kirschner Wigg Print Award was given to Ashley Smith, a senior 2D studies major from Chicago, for her installation of collograph works. Chris Koelsch was also given the Main Street Photo Award for his installation of prints.

The Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the dean of Arts and Sciences also gave out several purchase awards to students. The dean awarded purchase prizes to Myra Sanderson, a senior digital art major from Swanton; Katie Brown, Katheryn Pepple, a senior 2D studies major from Rawson, and Adam Soboleski, a senior 3D studies major from Bowling Green.

The Bowen-Thompson Student Union awarded a purchase prize to “Blue Circles,” by Jessica Usio-Hoffman, a senior 2D studies major from Streetsboro. She also received the Medici Circle Purchase Award for “Blue Circles.” The Medici Circle is a community group that supports the activities at the School of Art.

The winners were honored March 20 at an opening ceremony for the exhibition in the Bryan and Wankleman galleries. Earlier in the day, another notable opening ceremony took place at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Gallery.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m.  Sundays.Special times can also be arranged for groups or classes by appointment.

For more information contact Jacqueline Nathan, Gallery Director at galleries@bgsu.edu.



Editor’s Note:
The following is a list of student winning awards in the 2010 BGSU BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition. Names of students from Ohio are arranged alphabetically by home county and city.  Those from other states or countries are listed separately in alphabetical order by state.

Auglaize
Wapakoneta:
Senior 3D studies major Katie Brown, 16618 U.S. 33 East, won the Dean of Arts and Sciences Purchase Prize.


Cuyahoga
Euclid:
Senior 3D studies major Kevin Vanek, 26500 Oriole Ave., won the Dominick and Elizabeth Labino Art and Technology Award.
Garfield Heights: Senior graphic design major Michael Gump, 12116 Darlington Ave., won James W. Strong Graphic Design Studio Achievement Award.


Erie
Huron:
Senior 2D studies major Madison Hartley, 2516 Rye Beach Road, won the James W. Strong 2D Studio Achievement Award.


Hamilton
Cincinnati:
Senior 3D studies major Jared Rosenaker, 5405 Brigade Court, won the James W. Strong 3D Studio Achievement Award. Senior 2D major Ross Roadtruck, 8124 Meagans Lane, won the James W. Strong Outstanding Senior Award and the Marilyn Singleton/Medici Circle Leadership Award.


Hancock
Rawson:
Senior 2D studies major Katheryn Pepple, 4032 County Road 26, won the Dean of Arts and Sciences Purchase Prize and the Alumni Association Award.


Lucas
Swanton:
Senior digital art major Myra Sanderson, 1-4093 Forest Lane, won the Dean of Arts and Sciences Purchase Prize and the Alumni Association Award.
Toledo: Senior digital art major Chris Koelsch, 2005 Glen Arbor, won the James W. Strong Digital Arts Studio Achievement Award.


Portage
Streetsboro:
Senior 2D studies major Jessica Ussio-Hoffman, 10015 Delores Drive, won the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Purchase Award.


Wood
Bowling Green:
Senior 3D studies major Adam Soboleski, 319 Campbell Hill Road, won the Dean of Arts and Sciences Purchase Prize.


Illinois
Chicago:
Senior 2D studies major Ashley Smith, 420 E. Waterside Drive, won the Mariette Kirschner Wigg Print Award.

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(Posted March 29, 2010 )