50th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit awards over $3,000 in prize money

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Written by: Emily Hollingshead

Photo: Gabriella Moraflores' "My Princess" won the Chamberland Best of Show Student Art Competition Award.

Gabriella Moraflores stands with her work "My Princess."

The annual exhibit, which runs through May 2, is a group show featuring a juried selection of work created over the past year by Seminole State College of Florida’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts students. Media included photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture. 

Gabriella Moraflores won both the Chamberland Best of Show Student Art Competition Award and the Georgia Lorenz President’s Award. Her work, “My Princess,” won the best of show award and $1,000, and her sculpture made out of recycled aluminum foil pans titled “Andromeda & Lumpy” won the president’s award and $400. The sculpture will be displayed in the President’s Office for the next year.

Benjamin Burchfield won the Peer Award along with $125 for his Albrecht Dürer Replica, “Knight, Death, and the Devil.” The Peer Award was chosen by popular vote from the students on the day of the opening. 

The Art History Award and $100 was awarded to Rylea Schneider for her work, “Art History Sketchbook.” 

Awards of Excellence and $200 were given to:

Nicole Carrillo’s “Taylor”

Benjamin Burchfield’s Albrecht Dürer Replica, “Knight, Death, and the Devil”

Giovanna Esperanza Moraflores’ “Semiotics in Sculpture”

Best of Media Awards and $100 each went to:

Drawing: Gabriela Moraflores’ “Facial Structure Study”

Photography: Shawn Maloney’s “Bethune”

Painting: Chloë King’s “Landing”

Fundamentals in Design 2D: Nicole Carrillo’s “Scruffy Sam”

Fundamentals in Design 3D: Nicole Carrillo’s “Vulpes Vulpes”

Printmaking: Andrew Bernys’ “The Man Found Himself Alone”

Ceramics: Nicole Carrillo’s “BEAR!”

Merit Awards and $50 each went to:

Edward McFarland’s “Boulder, Colorado”

Giovanna Esperanza Moraflores’ “Study of ‘The Mushroom Hunter’ by Joe Sorren”

Kristina Bartholomew’s “Two Point Perspective of the University Partnership Building”

Katherine Vickers’ “Ophelia”

Nicole Carrillo’s “So Much More Than This”

Meaghan Slack’s “President George”

Andrew Bernys’ “Demons Tormenting St. Anthony” after Schongauer and Jean’s Ganesha

P.J. Ayala’s “Slice of Time”

Jessica Ellis’ “The Jay Warhol”

Nicole Carrillo stands next to her work "Taylor" that won an Award of Excellence.

Roberto Lugo, an American potter and social activist, judged the exhibit. Lugo is a Puerto Rican-American who was born and raised in Philadelphia. Starting as a graffiti artist, Lugo later transitioned to ceramics, but his work has always surrounded issues of gang violence, race, juvenile incarceration and socio-economic disparity. He started studying at Seminole State until transferring in 2009 to earn his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and his Master in Fine Arts from Penn State University. Currently, he works as an educator at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has exhibited internationally. He awarded prizes for the best of show, Art History Award, Best of Media, Awards of Excellence, and Merit Awards categories.

This exhibit is free and is open to the public.

View more photos from the exhibit.

50th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

Fine Arts Gallery

Building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus

April 4 – May 2

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Gallery closes at noon on the last day of the exhibit.

About the Center for Fine and Performing Arts

Seminole State’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts offers programs in art, music and theater as well as a wide variety of concerts, theatre productions, gallery exhibits and other cultural events. For more information about the Center, including calendars of all upcoming cultural events at Seminole State, visit seminolestate.edu/arts and follow them on Facebook.