Varsity Art XX

Please join Art Saint Louis for our 20th annual invitational "Varsity Art" exhibition featuring 37 undergraduate and graduate level art students representing 19 St. Louis regional colleges and universities.

Varsity Art XX • March 4 - 31, 2016 • FREE opening reception Friday, March 4, 6-8 p.m.

Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.

 

 

East Central College

Madeline Havelka

Fontbonne University

Joshua Osburg
Meesha Tucker

 

Greenville College

Kyle Anderson
Michael Korinek

  

Jefferson College

Brandy Burgett
Jodi Woolsey

Lewis & Clark Community College
Nicole Arnold
Samantha Purcell-Blyth

 

Lindenwood University

Natalie A. Johnson

Jacob Janes

 

Maryville University

Paulena Davenport
Ellen Sacco

 

McKendree University

Angelica Rodgers
Carley Uchtman

 

St. Charles Community College

Philip Padilla
Thanaporn Prasobchoke

 

St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley

Donny Bradfield
Cody Long

Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XX," our 20th annual invitational exhibition featuring 37 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 19 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois.


This multi-media exhibit will feature 37 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more.

 

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 4).


Another feature to this 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 2017 curated exhibition, a show only open to artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits during 2016—this is considered quite an honor.

CONGRATULATIONS to Donny Bradfield whose work has been selected for the Award of Excellence in this exhibit and to Catherine Anne Morgan for the Honorable Mention.


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 19 participating institutions & 37 featured students in this year's exhibit include:

 

St. Louis Community College Forest Park

Kathleen Ahner
Amber Hall

St. Louis Community College Meramec

Calena Gruchot
Catherine Anne Morgan

St. Louis Community College Wildwood

Dion Dion
Mary Osborne

 

Saint Louis University
Aidan Douglas
Emily Drenovsky

 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Joanna Hoge
Sophia Ruppert

 

Southwestern Illinois College
Ryan Kemp
Christopher Zaken

 

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Jonathan Henderson
Brittany Taylor

 

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

Daniel Shieh

 

Webster University

Vaughn Davis Jr.

Moira Smith

Some of the 37 artworks featured in Varsity Art XX:

Jon Henderson, St. Charles, MO. Untitled. 2015. Waterless and Stone Lithography on Paper, 14”x20". $250. University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor: Philip Robinson.Jon Henderson, St. Charles, MO. Untitled. 2015. Waterless and Stone Lithography on Paper, 14”x20". $250. University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor: Philip Robinson. Madeline Havelka, Owensville, MO. Obscurity Knocks. 2016. Acrylic, Watercolor on Canvas, 48”x36". $250. East Central College. Professor: Adam Watkins.Madeline Havelka, Owensville, MO. Obscurity Knocks. 2016. Acrylic, Watercolor on Canvas, 48”x36". $250. East Central College. Professor: Adam Watkins. Paulena Davenport, Ballwin, MO. Out for Blood. 2015. Mixed Media: Chicken Wire, Painter’s Tarp, Spray Paint, Modeling Clay, Wood, Fishine Line, Jell-O, Bullwhip, Digital Photography, 16”x23”. $240. Maryville University. Professor: Scott Angus. Paulena Davenport, Ballwin, MO. Out for Blood. 2015. Mixed Media: Chicken Wire, Painter’s Tarp, Spray Paint, Modeling Clay, Wood, Fishine Line, Jell-O, Bullwhip, Digital Photography, 16”x23”. $240. Maryville University. Professor: Scott Angus.
Calena Gruchot, Ballwin, MO. Untitled. 2015. Mild Steel, Thread, 22”x29”x13.5”. $400. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Joe Chesla. Calena Gruchot, Ballwin, MO. Untitled. 2015. Mild Steel, Thread, 22”x29”x13.5”. $400. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Joe Chesla.
 
Michael Korinek, Springfield, IL. Emerging Retro-Thoughts. Acrylic, Oil-Based Paint Markers, 4’x3’. Not for Sale. Greenville College. Professor: Jacob Amundson.Michael Korinek, Springfield, IL. Emerging Retro-Thoughts. Acrylic, Oil-Based Paint Markers, 4’x3’. Not for Sale. Greenville College. Professor: Jacob Amundson. Thanaporn Prasobchoke, Florissant, MO. Tiny Shiny Rhino. 2015. Copper and Heat Activated Plastic, 6”x6”x14". $1,500. St. Charles Community College. Professor: Brian D. Smith. Thanaporn Prasobchoke, Florissant, MO. Tiny Shiny Rhino. 2015. Copper and Heat Activated Plastic, 6”x6”x14". $1,500. St. Charles Community College. Professor: Brian D. Smith.
Ellen Sacco, Eureka, MO. 1,000 Cranes. 2015. Digital Photograph on Aluminum of Original Sculptural Installation Created with Origami Paper, Fishing String and Slip-Shots, 36”x24”. Not for Sale. Maryville University. Professor: Scott Angus. Ellen Sacco, Eureka, MO. 1,000 Cranes. 2015. Digital Photograph on Aluminum of Original Sculptural Installation Created with Origami Paper, Fishing String and Slip-Shots, 36”x24”. Not for Sale. Maryville University. Professor: Scott Angus. Amber Hall, St. Louis, MO. Liminal. 2015. Oil on Canvas. 37”x25”. SOLD. St. Louis Community College Forest Park. Professor: Ahzad Bogosian. Amber Hall, St. Louis, MO. Liminal. 2015. Oil on Canvas. 37”x25”. SOLD. St. Louis Community College Forest Park. Professor: Ahzad Bogosian. Ryan Kemp, Shiloh, IL. One Last Wish. 2016. Colored Pencil on Paper, 19”x25". $300. Southwestern Illinois College. Professor: Don Bevirt, Paula Haniszewski. Ryan Kemp, Shiloh, IL. One Last Wish. 2016. Colored Pencil on Paper, 19”x25". $300. Southwestern Illinois College. Professor: Don Bevirt, Paula Haniszewski.
 
Joanna Hoge, St. Louis, MO. Interiors. 2015. Ink, Embroidery, Rice Paper, 22”x26". $550. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Brigham Dimick.Joanna Hoge, St. Louis, MO. Interiors. 2015. Ink, Embroidery, Rice Paper, 22”x26". $550. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Brigham Dimick.   Angelica Rodgers, Lebanon, IL. The Crow and The Pitcher. 2016. Handmade Book: Adobe Illustrator, Archival Inkjet Printing on Fabriaro Paper, Bound with String, 8.5”x5.5”x.25”. Not for Sale. McKendree University. Professor: Amy MacLennan. Angelica Rodgers, Lebanon, IL. The Crow and The Pitcher. 2016. Handmade Book: Adobe Illustrator, Archival Inkjet Printing on Fabriaro Paper, Bound with String, 8.5”x5.5”x.25”. Not for Sale. McKendree University. Professor: Amy MacLennan. Emily Drenovsky, St. Louis, MO. Do more of what scares you. 2016. Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Oil on Canvas, 36"x48". $600. Saint Louis University. Professor: Ted Wood.Emily Drenovsky, St. Louis, MO. Do more of what scares you. 2016. Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Oil on Canvas, 36"x48". $600. Saint Louis University. Professor: Ted Wood.
 
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