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23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 19 – April 17, 1999


Art exists beyond artists. At any moment, on any day somewhere an artist creates something that connects to it, and makes art. Making something that is art isn't easy and it doesn't happen that often but it's the job...the mission.

The ratio of failure to success is enough to make any sane person look somewhere else for satisfaction. The choice to search, take on the work, is courageous and costly but the reward is worth it. I've been searching and working for more than half my life now and I welcome all and any who venture out onto the frontier.

So what was I looking for among the objects and ideas left by my fellow travelers?

I came looking for art. Something that went beyond the expected talent, craft and skill, something that transmitted creativity, vision and energy. The pieces I chose called out very clearly that they had these three vital components.

At that moment on that day there was some very good art.



Enee Abelmann, Barbie Celebrates Her Birthday as a Real Girl, mixed media, $100 Fine Art Forum Mixed Media Award

Erica Ares, Childhood and Untitled, photos/kool aid packets, Alumni Kick-Ass Materials Award

Lisa Barden, Untitled, mixed media, $50 Nuance Gallery Materials Award

Ceasar Carbajal, No Title as of Yet, oil on canvas, $100 Fine Art Forum Painting Award

Wendy Dickinson, Funeral for Rosa Lee, relief print, $50 Frame by Frame Materials Award

Rachael Gavronsky, After the Bath, After Degas, paint/pastel on canvas, $100 Lee and Victor Leavengood Award

Jason Irwin, Weapon - 99, acrylic/rubber, $150 Graphicstudio/Sculpture Award

Berta Leone, Chris Warren's Continuum, mixed media, $500 CADRE Award

Kalup Linzy, I Don't Want To Go, video, $100 Fine Art Forum Film/Video Award

Carol Loeffler, Measureless Occupations of Space, hay/thread/spices/latex, $350 Art Department Faculty/Staff Award

B. MacElhose, Ghostlee, inkjet print, $100 USF CAM Award

Katherine Manger, Do You Know What's Real?, silver gelatin prints, $100 Fine Art Forum/Photography Award

Judy Patterson, The Seasons of my Life, acrylic/woodcarving, $500 James Rosenquist Award

Amber Quimby & Sarah Howard, Untitled (pillows), paladium print on paper/mixed, $150 Graphicstudio/Printmaking Award

Peg Trezevant, Mary, acrylic on wood, $1000 Best of Show Award Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

Nan Wilson, Tissue Match, polymer/paper/metal, $250 Jeanne Winter Award


Ann Jeffrey $150 Fine Art Forum Award

Kristen Welsh $100 CADRE Award