Students Discuss Their Inspiration
The College of Southern Maryland honored six students for their works as well as retiring faculty for their service during the Annual Student Juried Art Show Gallery Talk held at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery on the La Plata Campus April 15.
CSM Studio Art Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Wodzianski recognized Professor and Chair Ronald Brown for his 44 years of service. Professor and Photography, Graphic Design and Art History Coordinator George Bedell recognized Professor Susan Chappelear for her 30 years of service.
This year, 80 pieces from a variety of art medium, including ceramics, photography, painting and drawing, were selected to be displayed at the show. Excellence and artistic potential are considered by the jurors when selecting the winning pieces. Alan Frampton of Mechanicsville received the ceramics award for his stoneware piece, Night Shining White. Mariko Sakemi of Lexington Park received the painting and drawing award for her acrylic piece, Untitled. Susan Grubaugh of La Plata won the photography and graphic design award for her digital photography book, Desolation.
Katharina Fleming, of Hollywood, was the recipient of the Faculty Purchase Prize for her photograph “untitled” which will become part of the college's permanent collection in the Walter Grove II Memorial Art Gallery at the end of the semester.
Constructing art requires a great deal of talent, patience and creativity. My coil pot started out as an experiment and fortunately on that day I had good luck and it went well, Frampton said. Sometimes good art is good luck. Frampton submitted two pieces to the art show, both of stoneware medium.
Sakemis painting was the result of an assigned project in her art class. I tried to have fun with it and make it a little different from the assignment, she said. Sakemi submitted multiple pieces as well, including a black-and-white film photograph and two additional paintings. Her winning painting, composed of acrylic paint, utilizes colors from the red color palette.
Grubaughs winning photobook was the outcome of a trip to an abandoned asylum, she said. The book consists of photos of furniture, appliances such as hair dryers and televisions, records and record players, and empty rooms with graffiti on the walls. I had a lot of fun [taking pictures] there, she added.
Students winning honorable mentions include Jessica Lynch of Leonardtown, for her black-and-white photograph, Shelter from the Storm, Ashley Saldana of Hollywood, for her stoneware coil pot and Candice Washington of Waldorf, for her photograph, Historys Echo.
The Student Juried Art Show is an opportunity for CSM art students to submit their finest works of visual art to be displayed at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. Paintings in broad brush strokes, photos in captivating focus and sculptures molded with playfulness are among the types of artwork showcased each spring as part of the gallery. For information on the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/HungerfordGallery.html.