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30th Annual Juried
USF Student Art Exhibition

30th Student Show


April 7 – May 26, 2006

About the Juror: Claudia X. Valdes

Claudia X. Valdes is an intermedia artist and educator concerned primarily with issues of time, memory, and perception. She was born in Santiago, Chile.

Valdes received an M.F.A degree and was awarded the Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; WRO the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; the UCR/California Museum of Photography; Art in General, New York; Centro Multimedia/Centro National de las Artes, Mexico; the Center for Media Art, Wroclaw, Poland; and the Werkstätten und Kulturhaus, Austria. Recent awards include a scholarship from the Banff New Media Institute in Canada and an Honorable Mention at the 2006 Transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, Germany.

Valdes has developed and taught digital media art courses at UC Berkeley; the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, University of Washington, Seattle; UC Santa Cruz; and Mills College. She was also a visiting artist at Stanford University and the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington.


Museum Director’s Statement

As director of the Contemporary Art Museum I have been committed supporting the annual juried student exhibition for 30 years. While I am sad to see this exhibition replaced, the faculty of the School of Art and Art History has decided to use the spring semester to present a show of M.F.A candidates. It is my hope that the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will continue in a different venue. Participation in exhibitions is a critical component of the educational experience of the studio art student.

The Annual USF Juried Student Art Exhibition is an opportunity for students to have their artwork reviewed by an art professional from outside of the University and to see it displayed in a museum environment. The University and Tampa Bay community can view emerging talent nurtured by the faculty of the School of Art and Art History. Each spring, the juror — an artist, critic, or museum professional — selects the exhibition from the artworks submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, and designates the awards.

Over the past 30 years we have been fortunate to have our students’ artwork reviewed by many distinguished jurors, including: Marcia Tucker, Roberta Smith, The Guerilla Girls, The Art Guys, Jerry Saltz, Elyse Goldberg, Allan McCollum and Robert Stackhouse. This year's juror is Claudia X. Valdes, an intermedia artist and educator who lives and works in San Francisco. She selected this show, representing diverse media and ideas, from over 150 entries.

Thanks to the Contemporary Art Museum staff once again for managing the many details in organizing the student show: Alexa Favata, Victoria Billig, Don Fuller, Peter Foe, David Waterman, Randy West, Tony Palms and his staff — James Rodger, Denton Crawford, Amber Cobb and Jordan Starr-Bochicchio. James Rodger is also recognized for coordinating all the entries and assisting the juror. Lesley Brousseau made arrangements for the reception and related events. In addition, I thank the staff at Graphicstudio including: Kristin Soderqvist, Noel Smith and Nicki Kruszka, for assisting with Claudia’s talk on her work.

My thanks to Claudia for her willingness to give of her time and travel across the country to jury our student show. Most of all I appreciate her careful evaluation of our students' ideas and their commitment to professionalism.

Each year, a group of loyal friends from the community, along with the faculty and staff of the School of Art & Art History and the Institute for Research in Art - Graphicstudio / Contemporary Art Museum, join in recognizing students by contributing monetary awards. We are very grateful for this support, as it adds to the vitality and excitement of the exhibition. Please note the names of the generous contributors listed in this brochure.

Congratulations to all the artists in the exhibition and to the award recipients.

Margaret Miller
Director and Professor
Institute for Research in Art
Contemporary Art Museum / Graphicstudio


School Director's Statement

Congradulations to the students included in the 30th Annual USF Student Art Exhibition. Your imagination, critical thinking and hard work reflect positively on all of us in the School of Art and Art History and the University. I know that the faculty join me in sharing in this celebration.

This year’s exhibition also coincides with the 50th Anniversary of USF. The arts have been instrumental in the maturation of the university and, indeed, the entire Tampa Bay region. The Student Exhibition features many artists who are the future cultural leaders of the community – and beyond.

Thanks to all of the staff members of the Museum as well as the students who have worked on this exhibition. Also thanks to the faculty, institutions, and private citizens who have provided support and awards for our students and this exhibition. Your belief in our mission is gratifying.

A very special thanks to the juror this year, Claudia X. Valdes, who spent countless hours reviewing the submitted artworks, meeting with our students and providing an insightful lecture. Also, I want to extend sincere appreciation to Dr. Paula Lee — who read and judged the research papers in the Art History Competition.

I am always struck by how fortunate we all are to be so thoroughly engaged in the best of both worlds: learning and art. We welcome the community to our annual celebration. Enjoy!

Wallace Wilson
Director
USF School of Art and Art History


Artists & Awards

1. ABEL, CHAD
Untitled, c print
*Jeanne Winter Award $250.

2. ARCHER, TREY
The Tin Man, oil/alkyds on canvas

3. AYRES, JAMES
Self-Portrait , oil on canvas

4. BERNARDO, BRYAN
Panorama 4, inkjet digital print
*Ann McKeel Ross Award $100.

5. BLACKWELL, STANLEY DEON
Transition #2, mixed media sculpture
*Richard Beckman Memorial Award $200.
Sponsored by Environstudio

6. BOEHMER, KELLY
Eddie Vedder Loves Me, mixed media

7. BOEHMER, KELLY
Angst Blanket, fibers
*Dali Museum Award $1000.

8. CARREJO, JAIME + SLIMKO, GREGORY
The New Millennial Hanky Code Project, mixed media installation
*School of Art & Art History Award $300.

9. CHEATHAM, SHAWN
WWIII Blues, DVD
*James Rosenquist Materials Award $1000.

10. CLARKE, MICHAEL
Leonard on a Date, c print

11. COBB, AMBER DAWN
023, trash, paint, wood

12. COSTANTINO, ALEXANDER
Grand Owl, mixed media drawing

13. COULSON, KELLY
Portrait of Elizabeth, digital print

14. CREECH, JOHN M.
Pointillistic Abstract Composition II, oil on canvas

15. DAVIS, DASWELL
Untitled, gouache, graphite, ink on panel

16. DAVIS, DASWELL
Self Portrait (In Love), oil on canvas

17. DE LA CANTERA, LORENZO
The Pour, DVD

18. ELSASSER, LESLIE
Pink Slippers, oil on linen
*Judi Patterson Graduate Student Award $100.

19. ERWIN, SEAN
XO, oil on ceramic
*Norma Roth ceramics award $250.

20. ERWIN, SEAN
I, oil on ceramic

21. FIBEL, KIMBERLY
Untitled, photograph
*Ferman Motor Car Co. Photography Award $500.

22. FIBEL, KIMBERLY
Untitled, photograph

23. HAGEMAN, SHEILA
Blocks of Boxes, oil on canvas

24. HAGEMAN, SHEILA
Square Portrait, oil on canvas

25. HAMPTON, ALLEN
The Raft of the Medusa Suite: Volume 1, etching

26. HARMON, CHAD
Amongst the Dying, acrylic on paper

27. HONG, YOUNGHEE
Into Reminiscence, oil on canvas

28. HUNTING, MOTOKO
I don’t like you anymore , oil on panel
*Norma Roth Painting Award $ 250.

29. KATHS, CRAIG
Tatum goes Digital, lithograph
*Frame by Frame Award $50. Gift card

30. KRAL, VINCENT
Memories Box, multi media
*William F. Oliver Award $750.

31. LERETT, ERINN
Untitled, photograph

32. MAIN, ARWEN
Untitled, oil on panel

33. MANTILLA, DANIEL
Untitled, oil on canvas

34. MAURER, NANCY
Mary and the Sacred Heart, acrylic on canvas
*IRA / Studio Art Award $150.

35. NALLAMSHETTY, SAI SOWMYA
Winter, acrylic on ceramic

36. NALLAMSHETTY, SAI SOWMYA
Spring, acrylic on ceramic

37. NOGAMI, YOKO
Lunch with Master Yoman, DVD
*Elite Events Award $200.

38. PASCIUTA, ERIKA
Justifiable Barbicide, oil on canvas
*Dr. Doodle Inc. Award $500.

39. PRIDEMORE, HEATHER
Untitled, digital photograph

40. RECORD, ANTHONY
B Ball, oil on canvas

41. RUSSELL, JOHN FRANCIS
from the “ o n ” series (color), acrylic on canvas

42. SELEGO, MATTHEW
Untitled 2, c print

43. SIMMONS, STACEY
What’s inside of me, oil on panel

44. SIMMONS, STACEY
Half way there, oil on panel

45. SLAUGHTER, MARTA
Untitled (Baptism), oil and enamel on canvas

46. SLAUGHTER, MARTA
Untitled (Beauty), oil on canvas

47. STARR-BOCHICCHIO, JORDAN
Trinkets, polyester resin

48. STORK, ANITA J.
Timeless Beauty, plaster

49. WHITE, MURIELLE
From My Window, oil on canvas

50. WINTON, EMILY L.
Catching My Breath, DVD
*Brian MacElhose Kick Ass Award $200.

Art History Papers

51. ANNIS, SHANNON
An Agreement in Principle: Kandinsky, Pure Painting, and the Concert of January 2, 1911

52. SLAUGHTER, MARTA
Photographic Translations: Illusions and Materiality in the Paintings of Gerhard Richter
*Lee & Victor Leavengood Art History Award $100.