The 44th Annual Shippensburg University Art & Design Exhibition held an opening reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Kauffman Gallery. Awards were presented at 1:30 p.m. The show is sponsored by the SU Minds@Work Conference. Line Bruntse, an assistant professor in sculpture at Millersville University , and David Pierce, an assistant professor in interactive and graphic design at Millersville, were on the board of judges for the 2022 Exhibition.
The judges selected 70 pieces to be shown in the exhibition. In total, there were 11 students that were awarded monetary prizes for their artwork.
“Sketchy Boxes,” a drawing by Page McGovern, “Mid 18th Century Italian Pocket,” an embroidery piece by Kaitlyn Durff, “Current Deterrent” by Ryan Narberand “Rinse Cycle” by Paige Shope all won honorable mention awards.
Kimberly Breat received the William D. Davis Memorial Drawing Award for “Seated Child.” Heather Barley won a merit award for her piece, “Expect.” Madison Hosler won the 3D merit award for “Nature Persists.” Riley Tryninewski won the 2D merit award for a colored pencil drawing titled, “Wheel of Fortune.”
Natalie Bachman won the third-place award for “Cradle Egg.” Alexis Shockey won the second-place award for her ceramics commentary, titled, “I shouldn’t have worn that dress.”
Brandon Mariano won first place and the best of the exhibit award for “Untitled #1.” Mariano relishes in this achievement. “I am very honored to have my art recognized and supported by the judges as well as the university,” he said. Creating the large painting called for continuously tweaking the colors, shapes and paying attention to the relationships between the forms.
For students looking to enter the 45th Annual SU Art & Design Exhibition next school year, Mariano shares his best wishes. “Create and enter art that means something to you and don’t hold back,” he said.
He would also like to take the time to thank his family and girlfriend for being supportive and encouraging of his aspirations, as well as the Shippensburg Art & Design staff for teaching him and guiding him along his way.
Congratulations to everyone who entered and to those who won an award. The 44th Annual SU Student Art & Design Exhibition is available to view in-person at the Kauffman Gallery until Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The show will also be available to view online from Monday, May 16, until Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.