Varsity Art XVIII

Varsity Art XVIII • March 7 - 27, 2014 • FREE opening reception Friday, March 7, 6-8 p.m. 

Please join Art Saint Louis for our 18th annual invitational exhibition featuring undergrad & grad level art students from 17 St. Louis regional colleges & universities.
 

Graphic design by John M. Goessmann.Graphic design by John M. Goessmann.

Art Saint Louis presents our 18th annual "Varsity Art" invitational exhibition featuring 33 outstanding undergrad & grad level art students from 17 St. Louis regional colleges & universities from Missouri & Illinois.

 

NEW FEATURES TO THIS YEAR'S EXHIBIT

One of the new features to this year's exhibit includes the opportunity for Gallery visitors to Meet the Artists by scanning a QR code on the tag next to each artwork in the exhibit. Guests can scan the code with their smartphone or digital notepad and then watch a short Artist Interview Video introducing them to each artist. Meet the Artist videos can be viewed on the Art Saint Louis youtube channel here.


Another new feature to this year's "Varsity Art XVIII" exhibit is that one artist's work has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence as being an "outstanding" artwork in the exhibition. That artist is Damon Gaspar of St. Louis Community College Meramec (his artwork is pictured below) and he is now eligible to submit awork for Art Saint Louis' "Honor Awards 2015" curated exhibition, a show only open to artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits this year. So, this is a great honor and we are pleased to select one artist from this exhibit to receive an Award of Excellence and privileged to include Mr. Gaspar as our Award of Excellence recipient.


Throughout the exhibition, which remains on view through March 27, Gallery visitors can vote for their favorite artworks in the show. Each artist has a unique hashtag on the show tag next to their artwork and guests will be able to vote for their favorite artworks via Twitter, with the top three artists receiving Audience Choice Awards at the end of the exhibit.

 

View highlights from our opening reception as well as all of the featured artworks in this exhibit in our Facebook album.

 

Participating institutions & featured students in this year's exhibit include:


East Central College
Ricky Briggenhorst
Nick Telarico

 

Fontbonne University

Albert Yowshien Kuo
Erica Popp 

 

Greenville College
Lisa Burhanna
Kylie Edwards

   

Jefferson College
Chloe Hamilton
Jeremiah Shewcraft

 

Lindenwood University
Erin Jameson Brown
Matthew Noblett

 

Maryville University
Maura T. Mayer
Rachel Vincenz

 

McKendree University

Kayla Jenkins
Kayla Morelan

 

St. Charles Community College
Brandon Arnold
Kentrell Strong

 

St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley

Jerren McKenny
Dominic Phillips

 

St. Louis Community College Forest Park
Deanna Michelle
Joseph Hellberg

 

St. Louis Community College Meramec
Damon Gaspar*
Brian Lathan

 *Damon Gaspar's work was selected for the Award of Excellence.

 

St. Louis Community College Wildwood
Zoey Fiedler
Kaitlyn Swartz

 

Saint Louis University
Hongchen Li
Bobby Pickner

 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Eric Heerspink
Jeramy White

 

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Sarah Cress-Ackermann
Victoria Wayne

 

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

Anya Kavanaugh

 

Webster University

Conor Murphy
Montgomery Reed

 Some of the 33 artworks featured in Varsity Art XVIII:

Bobby Pickner, St. Louis, MO. "Sharma." 2013. Drypoint on Paper. 24”x18”. $500. Saint Louis University. Professor: Sharron Pollack. Bobby Pickner, St. Louis, MO. "Sharma." 2013. Drypoint on Paper. 24”x18”. $500. Saint Louis University. Professor: Sharron Pollack. Erin Jameson Brown, St. Charles, MO. "Not Any More." 2013. Unglazed Porcelain, Fired to Cone 6, 36”x12”x8. $325. Lindenwood University. Professors: Grant Hargate, John Troy.Erin Jameson Brown, St. Charles, MO. "Not Any More." 2013. Unglazed Porcelain, Fired to Cone 6, 36”x12”x8. $325. Lindenwood University. Professors: Grant Hargate, John Troy. Damon Gaspar, St. Louis, MO. "Coyote Archaeology." 2013. Oil on Canvas, 25”x31”. Not for Sale. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Margaret Keller. This artwork was selected for the Award of Excellence.Damon Gaspar, St. Louis, MO. "Coyote Archaeology." 2013. Oil on Canvas, 25”x31”. Not for Sale. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Margaret Keller. This artwork was selected for the Award of Excellence.
Kaitlyn Swartz, Washington, MO. "Aphrodisiac." Oil, Acrylic, Alkyd on Canvas, 20”x24”. $240. St. Louis Community College Wildwood. Professor: Mark Weber.Kaitlyn Swartz, Washington, MO. "Aphrodisiac." Oil, Acrylic, Alkyd on Canvas, 20”x24”. $240. St. Louis Community College Wildwood. Professor: Mark Weber. Albert Yowshien Kuo, St. Louis, MO. "Vegetarian Lentil Soup with Aubergine." 2014. Oil on Board, 14.5"x12". SOLD. Fontbonne University. Professor: Tim Liddy.Albert Yowshien Kuo, St. Louis, MO. "Vegetarian Lentil Soup with Aubergine." 2014. Oil on Board, 14.5"x12". SOLD. Fontbonne University. Professor: Tim Liddy. Nick Telarico, Washington, MO. "Image Cognition." 2014. Relief Printmaking on Rives, 33”x 28”. $200. East Central College. Professor: Adam Watkins.Nick Telarico, Washington, MO. "Image Cognition." 2014. Relief Printmaking on Rives, 33”x 28”. $200. East Central College. Professor: Adam Watkins.

Dominic Phillips, St. Louis, MO. "Living Together." 2013. Oil, Fabric, Wax, India Ink, Etching Ink on Panel, 30”x22”. $500. St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley. Professors: Janice Nesser-Chu, Michael Quintero. Dominic Phillips, St. Louis, MO. "Living Together." 2013. Oil, Fabric, Wax, India Ink, Etching Ink on Panel, 30”x22”. $500. St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley. Professors: Janice Nesser-Chu, Michael Quintero.

Kayla Alexis Jenkins, Mascoutah, IL. "Untitled." 2013. Heavy Matte Medium, Fluid Glaze Medium, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Soft Pastels, Ink, 50”x50”. $350. Mckendree University. Professors: David Ottinger, Amy MacLennan.Kayla Alexis Jenkins, Mascoutah, IL. "Untitled." 2013. Heavy Matte Medium, Fluid Glaze Medium, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Soft Pastels, Ink, 50”x50”. $350. Mckendree University. Professors: David Ottinger, Amy MacLennan.

Brian Lathan, St. Louis, MO. "The Necessary Corruptions." 2014. Etching, Aquatint on Paper, 16”x20”. $75. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Ken WoodBrian Lathan, St. Louis, MO. "The Necessary Corruptions." 2014. Etching, Aquatint on Paper, 16”x20”. $75. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Ken Wood
Eric Heerspink, Edwardsville, IL. "Bowl." 2013. Stoneware, Salt Fired, 4”x8”x8”. Not for Sale. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Paul Dresang.Eric Heerspink, Edwardsville, IL. "Bowl." 2013. Stoneware, Salt Fired, 4”x8”x8”. Not for Sale. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Paul Dresang. Sarah Cress-Ackermann, Kirkwood, MO. "Constructed Memories." 2013. Kodachrome Sildes, Digital Manipulation, 34”x48.5”. $200. University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor: Dan Younger.Sarah Cress-Ackermann, Kirkwood, MO. "Constructed Memories." 2013. Kodachrome Sildes, Digital Manipulation, 34”x48.5”. $200. University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor: Dan Younger.

Kylie Edwards, Greenville, IL. "Shine On." 2013. Ceramic, Glaze, Glitter, 10.5”x11”x6”. $80. Greenville College. Professors: Steve Heilmer, Jacob Amundson.Kylie Edwards, Greenville, IL. "Shine On." 2013. Ceramic, Glaze, Glitter, 10.5”x11”x6”. $80. Greenville College. Professors: Steve Heilmer, Jacob Amundson.

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