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Area students honored in Art, Design exhibit

Students win Parkland Art and Design exhibition awards, scholarships

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Parkland Art Gallery proudly announces the scholarship and award winners of its 2014 Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, on display in the gallery through May 3.

The accomplishments made by these talented, dedicated, and hardworking students are evident by the works included in the exhibit. A reception honoring the participants was held on Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the celebration, students received a number of awards and art scholarships.
Scholarship recipients included Leila Ghasempor of Champaign, who won the Underwood-Alger Art Scholarship; Jared Hobson of Farmer City, who received the Don Lake Art Scholarship; Elizabeth Anderson of Urbana, who won the Robert Ralph Ford Memorial Art Scholarship; and Elizabeth Neathery of Deland, winner of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship.
Monetary awards included the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for work of outstanding artistic achievement, given to Caitlin Sims, (Urbana); the Parkland President's Award, given to Claire Daly, (Champaign); the Blair Kling Award, given to Joseph Talavera, (Champaign); the Fine & Applied Arts Chair Award for Excellence, given to Abigail Boyer, (Tuscola); the Art & Design Faculty Award, given to Divina Fourman, (Champaign); the Metals Award of Artistic Distinction, given to Haley Cox (Champaign); and the Art Coop Award, given to Kristin Marshall (Champaign).

Purchase awards for artwork to be included in the Parkland College Permanent Collection went to: Arwen Sabas (Champaign), Jared Hobson, (Farmer City), Julio Gaytan, (Onarga), and Makenzie Hryhorysak, (Champaign). Kelly Acton (Danville), Dillon Knapp (White Heath), Melissa Voss (Rantoul), and Catherine Yao (Urbana) received Parkland College Library Purchase Awards.

Merit Awards for outstanding work went to the following students: Ellen Frazier (Champaign), Claire Margiotta (Champaign), Benji Frazzetto (Champaign), Abigail Eichstedt (Mahomet), Molly Murray (Milford), Al Tindle (Monticello), Erin Rogers (Sadorus), Bill Campo (Urbana), Zoe Mann (Urbana), Lori Kendall (Urbana), Saeree Kim (Urbana). 

The following is a full list of students with art in the juried exhibition, listed by hometown:

Arcola: Brandon Cherry and Spencer Sage
Bondville: Kortney Sutherland
Champaign: Ray Arseneau, Angela Barajas, Anna Barnes, Tristan Belleville, Brittany Bengtson, Eva Blackburn, Jon Bonjean, Yazmine Carbajal, Kam Yan Chan, Haley Cox, Claire Daly, Janet Eke, Victor Feldman, Divina Fourman, Ellen Frazier, Benji Frazzetto,Colleen Freund, Joan Gary, Leila Ghasempor, Alexa Harmon, Makenzie Hryhorysak, Waleed Jassim, Rashmi Kapoor, Joanna Krueger, Theresa Laumann, Clare Margiotta,Karissa Marshall, Kristin Marshall, Aaron McQuillin, Brianna Musgrove, Brittani Musgrove, Duong Nguyen, Eunsook Park, Samantha Pomrenke, Ruta Rauber, Samuel Rice, Arwen Sabas, Emily Sha, Joseph Talavera, Taylor Tatro, Jim Wahl, Jessica Wankel, Vicky Warf, Linda Weiner, Jessica Welland, Scott Wells, Marilyn Wendler, Eric Wildehagen, Maxwell Young,
Colfax: Kiersten Cedeno
Danville: Kelly Acton
DeLand: Elizabeth Neathery
Fairbury: Tami Steffen
Farmer City: Deanna Hasler and Jared Hobson
Fisher: Jordan Bidner
Mahomet: Tammy Cranston, Abigail Eichstedt, Chelsea Gerber, Cassandra Goethe, Bibiana Schell, Shania Sears, and June Volkening
Mansfield: Faith Taylor
Milford: Molly Murray
Monticello: Al Tindle
Oakwood: Chad Myler
Onarga: Julio Gaytan
Paxton: Shannon Tavenner
Pesotum: Mara LaPayne
Rantoul: Todd Banbury, Jamie Hedrick, and Melissa Voss
Sadorus: Erin Rogers
Saint Joseph: Sylvia Eaton, Emily Pawlicki
Savoy: Margarita Dmitrieva, Hiroko Ito, Leah Keim, Katrina Reed, and Madelyn Witruk
Saybrook: Taylor Braasch
Sheldon: Elizabeth Rice
Sidney: Briana Lehmann
Tinley Park: Elisabeth Tricou
Tuscola: Abigail Boyer and Rebecca Stebbins
Urbana: Elizabeth Andersen, Chang Bao, Morgan Broadstone, Bill Campo, Brian Foote, Peter Garrett, Justin Griest, Patricia Guthrie, Lori Kendall, Saeree Kim, Kaylee Kuenstler, Zoe Mann, Caitlin Sims, Liddia Stevens, and Catherine Yao
Viola: Allyson Carlson
White Heath: Dillon Knapp

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