Varsity Art XIX

Varsity Art XIX • March 6 - 26, 2015 • FREE opening reception Friday, March 6, 6-8 p.m. 

Please join Art Saint Louis for our 19th annual invitational exhibition featuring undergrad & grad level art students from 17 St. Louis regional colleges & universities.
 

Graphic design by Kathy DuffinGraphic design by Kathy Duffin


East Central College

Nick Brobst
Katelynn McGuire

Fontbonne University

Elizabeth Tran
Elizabeth Willey

 

Greenville College

Gracia Heilmer
Maggie Tarr

  

Jefferson College

Rachael Balentine
Jodi Woolsey

Lindenwood University

Arianna Azzopardi

Holly Brewer

 

Maryville University

Alex Busbey
Sarah Loynd

 

McKendree University

Lindsey N. Mathenia
Jacqueline Ruiz

 

St. Charles Community College

Anastasia Eien Carpenter
Megan McCully

Art Saint Louis presents our 19th annual "Varsity Art" invitational exhibition featuring 34 outstanding undergrad & grad level art students from 17 St. Louis regional colleges & universities from Missouri & Illinois.

 

One of the interesting features of this exhibit is the opportunity for Gallery visitors to Meet the Artists by scanning a QR code on the tag displayed 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. These videos will also be posted on the Art Saint Louis YouTube Channel (after March 6).


Another feature to the exhibit is that one artist's work will be selected to receive an Award of Excellence as being an "outstanding" artwork in the exhibition. That artist will then be eligible to submit artwork for Art Saint Louis' Honor Awards 2016 curated exhibition, a show only open to artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits this year.


Throughout the exhibition, 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 can vote for their favorite artworks via Twitter, with the top three artists receiving Audience Choice Awards at the end of the show.

 

The 17 participating institutions & 34 featured students in this year's exhibit include:

 

St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley

Brandon De Sha
Heather Semore

St. Louis Community College Forest Park

Erika Pursley
Barbara St. John

St. Louis Community College Meramec

Forrest Knoll
Todd Zimmerman

St. Louis Community College Wildwood

Vicki Hefty
Veronica Knysh

 

Saint Louis University
Allison Morris Lesch
Jessica Park

 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Carrie Gillen
Sarah Lorentz


University of Missouri-St. Louis

Lindsey Melickian
Jon Slade

 

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

Morgan Dowty

Catalina Ouyang

 

Webster University

Destini Johnson
Evan Smith

Some of the 34 artworks featured in Varsity Art XIX: 

Katelynn McGuire, New Haven, MO. "Red Tail Hawk." 2014. Ceramic, 12"x12". East Central College. Professors: Adam Watkins, Jennifer Higerd.Katelynn McGuire, New Haven, MO. "Red Tail Hawk." 2014. Ceramic, 12"x12". East Central College. Professors: Adam Watkins, Jennifer Higerd.  Nick Brobst, Union, MO. "Departure." Acrylic on Canvas, 27"x46.25". $350. East Central College. Professor: Adam Watkins. Nick Brobst, Union, MO. "Departure." Acrylic on Canvas, 27"x46.25". $350. East Central College. Professor: Adam Watkins. Vicki Hefty, Wildwood, MO. "Madame Rouge." 2013. Oil on Canvas, 36"x36". Not for Sale. St. Louis Community College Wildwood. Professor: Mark Weber. Vicki Hefty, Wildwood, MO. "Madame Rouge." 2013. Oil on Canvas, 36"x36". Not for Sale. St. Louis Community College Wildwood. Professor: Mark Weber.
Elizabeth M. Willey, St. Louis, MO. "Our Lady of Fortune." 2015. Encaustic Mixed Media: Beeswax, Damar Resin, Collage, Transfer, Oil Paint on Panel, 8”x8”x1.5”. $400. Fontbonne University. Professors: Tim Liddy, Victor Wang.Elizabeth M. Willey, St. Louis, MO. "Our Lady of Fortune." 2015. Encaustic Mixed Media: Beeswax, Damar Resin, Collage, Transfer, Oil Paint on Panel, 8”x8”x1.5”. $400. Fontbonne University. Professors: Tim Liddy, Victor Wang.   Elizabeth Tran, St. Louis, MO. "Mermaid and Shells." 2014. Ceramic, Low Fire Glazes, 18”x11”x8”. $500. Fontbonne University. Professor: Catherine Talasek.Elizabeth Tran, St. Louis, MO. "Mermaid and Shells." 2014. Ceramic, Low Fire Glazes, 18”x11”x8”. $500. Fontbonne University. Professor: Catherine Talasek. Rachael Balentine, Pevely, MO. "Hidden." 2014. Photograph, 24”x36”. $150. Jefferson College. Professors: Blake Carroll, Nick Nihira.Rachael Balentine, Pevely, MO. "Hidden." 2014. Photograph, 24”x36”. $150. Jefferson College. Professors: Blake Carroll, Nick Nihira.

Gracia Heilmer, Greenville, IL. "Untitled." 2015. Acrylic, Craft String on Canvas, 43”x43”. $400. Greenville College. Professors: Jacob Amundsen, Steve Heilmer.Gracia Heilmer, Greenville, IL. "Untitled." 2015. Acrylic, Craft String on Canvas, 43”x43”. $400. Greenville College. Professors: Jacob Amundsen, Steve Heilmer.

Carrie Gillen, St. Louis, MO. "Re-imagining this Built World." 2015. Mixed Media: Drywall, Acrylic, Oil on Canvas, 30”x41”. $650. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Jane Barrow. Carrie Gillen, St. Louis, MO. "Re-imagining this Built World." 2015. Mixed Media: Drywall, Acrylic, Oil on Canvas, 30”x41”. $650. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Jane Barrow.

Allison Morris Lesch, St. Louis, MO. "Gossamer Reliquary." 2015. Ink on Paper, Found Textiles, 15”x15”. Not for Sale. Saint Louis University. Professors: Ted Wood, Sharron Pollack.Allison Morris Lesch, St. Louis, MO. "Gossamer Reliquary." 2015. Ink on Paper, Found Textiles, 15”x15”. Not for Sale. Saint Louis University. Professors: Ted Wood, Sharron Pollack. 
Catalina Ouyang, St. Louis, MO. "E." 2014. Skype Screenshots, Single-Channel Video Projection, Endless Loop, Not for Sale. Washington University in St. Louis, Professor: Arny Nadler. Catalina Ouyang, St. Louis, MO. "E." 2014. Skype Screenshots, Single-Channel Video Projection, Endless Loop, Not for Sale. Washington University in St. Louis, Professor: Arny Nadler. Erika Pursley, St. Louis, MO. "Untitled." 2014. Digital Photograph, Inkjet Print, 20”x24”. Not for Sale. St. Louis Community College Forest Park. Professor: Jamie Kreher.Erika Pursley, St. Louis, MO. "Untitled." 2014. Digital Photograph, Inkjet Print, 20”x24”. Not for Sale. St. Louis Community College Forest Park. Professor: Jamie Kreher.

Todd Zimmerman, St. Louis, MO. "Untitled" 2015. Holga Medium Format Black & White Film Photograph (diptych), Pigment Ink Print on Fiber Paper, 28.5”x22.5”. $300. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: David Hanlon.Todd Zimmerman, St. Louis, MO. "Untitled" 2015. Holga Medium Format Black & White Film Photograph (diptych), Pigment Ink Print on Fiber Paper, 28.5”x22.5”. $300. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: David Hanlon.

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