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32nd Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

March 24 – April 18, 2008
USF Contemporary Art Museum

About the Juror: Anne Pasternak
Anne Pasternak has been the President and Artistic Director of Creative Time since 1994. Based in New York, Creative Time presents innovative art in the public realm, initiating a dynamic conversation among artists, sites and audiences, with projects that enliven public spaces with free and powerful expression. During Pasternak’s tenure, the organization has increased its commitment to artists working with untried media and has offered established artists fresh opportunities to experiment and engage new audiences. Renowned projects under her artistic direction range from exhibitions and performances in the historic Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, new sculptures in Grand Central Station, paintings in Coney Island and skywriting over Manhattan to the Tribute in Light, the twin beacons that illuminated the former World Trade Center site six months after 9/11, in honor of the lives lost there. Pasternak has been committed to initiating projects that give artists the opportunity to innovate their practice, celebrate New York life, and reflect on contemporary society while engaging millions of people with art that permeates everyday urban life. In addition to her work at Creative Time, Pasternak curates independent exhibitions and contributes essays to cultural publications. She lectures extensively throughout the United States and Europe. For more information on the web about Creative Time, visit

School Director’s Statement
CONGRATULATIONS to the students included in the 32nd Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition. I know that the faculty joins me in sharing in this celebration. Through your imagination and critical thinking, you bring a unique vision and contribution to research in the visual arts at the University.

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. Increasingly, our students are becoming active artists in cities across the US.

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, staff, institutions, and private citizens who have provided support and awards for our students and this exhibition. Your belief in our mission during these particularly challenging financial times is gratifying.

A very special thanks to the juror this year, Anne Pasternak, who thoroughly reviewed the submitted artworks, met with our students and provided an insightful lecture.
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
USF School of Art and Art History

Museum Director’s Statement
Each year a museum professional or artist is invited to campus to curate or select work for the student show. The 32nd Annual USF Juried Student Art Exhibition offers emerging artists the opportunity to see their work presented in the environment of a museum. The USF community of faculty, students and staff and the broader Tampa Bay community can see the exceptional talent of our students, nurtured by the faculty of the School of Art and Art History.

Over the past 31 years we have been fortunate to have our students’ artwork reviewed by many distinguished artists and scholars, including Marcia Tucker (now deceased), Roberta Smith, The Guerilla Girls, The Art Guys, Jerry Saltz, Elyse Goldberg, Allan McCollum, Robert Stackhouse and numerous others.

This year, Anne Pasternak visited the campus to select the exhibition and designate the awards from over 150 works submitted. Ms. Pasternak is the President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, an arts organization based in New York that organizes, commissions and presents innovative art that explores ideas that shape society designed for public sites.

I extend my appreciation and thanks to Anne for traveling to Tampa and for her thoughtful review of our students’ work and for her provocative talk on the mission and projects of Creative Time. The exhibition demonstrates the strength and diversity of style and approach of our student artists. Thanks to the Contemporary Art Museum staff, for once again organizing the exhibition: Alexa Favata, Julie Ayers, Don Fuller, Peter Foe, David Waterman, Randy West, Shannon Annis, David Reutter. Izabel Galliera is recognized for making the juror’s arrangements and itinerary. Tony Palms designed and installed the exhibition with his staff — Denton Crawford, Vincent Kral, R.J. Romero, Danielle Conkling and intern Dusty Laurent. Becca Nelson is acknowledged for organizing the reception and related special events. In addition, I thank the staff at Graphicstudio, Kristin Soderqvist, Noel Smith and Janie Campbell, for assisting Anne Pasternak with her visit and presentations.

Each year, a group of loyal friends from the community along with the faculty and staff of the School of Art and Art History, and Graphicstudio, join the museum in recognizing the outstanding quality of our art students by contributing monetary awards. We are very appreciative of 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
Professor of Art
Director, Institute for Research in Art
Contemporary Art Museum | Graphicstudio

Artists & Awards

Kimberly Adams
Untitled (Memory)
oil on canvas
72 x 108 inches

Maria Albornoz
Vertical Integration
saggar fired stoneware
19 x 11 inches

Amber Antonelli
Insect Triptych
copic pen and marker
17 x 16 inches each

Ariel Baron-Robbins
Hidden and Constructed
Mixed media on paper
85 1/2 x 42 inches

Rachel Bishop
Astral Projection
video and performance
DVD with audio, 4:24 minutes

Lauren Blackburn
She Went Missing
ink on mylar
16 x 20 inches

Lauren Blackburn
Kids in the Neighborhood
ink on mylar
16 x 20 inches

Timothy Brzezowski
oil on canvas
5 x 3 1/2 inches

Malgorzata Calderon
36 x 48 inches

Mark Cannariato
White Man Come and Mash Up the Country
mixed media
25 x 41 inches

Jeremy Chandler
Untitled (Aaron & Jay #2)
digital inkjet print
40 x 30 inches

Jeremy Chandler
Untitled (Pot Hunters)
digital inkjet print
40 x 30 inches
Ferman Motor Car Company Photography Award ($750)

Nicole Chavanne
96 x 12 inches

April S. Childers
You and Me
pencil on paper
8 x 10 inches

Danielle Conkling
Industrial Evolution
12 x 12 inches

Danica Cryderman
The Loss of Imagination
graphite pencil on paper
26 x 24 inches

Desiree D’Alessandro
mixed media installation
dimensions variable

Juan L Duarte
oil, 24 x 35 inches

Erica Ellis
Heart-Knot, Wing-Nest
micron pen and graphite on paper
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Rebecca Flanders
archival inkjet print
19 x 25 inches
School of Art and Art History Faculty/Staff Award ($200)

Sarah Franklin
Lunch Time
8 x 10 inches

Matt Friese
The Beast Riding Whore From Babylon (Revelations 17)
ink on toned paper
12 x 14 1/4 inches

Ivan Reyes Garcia
The Golden Child
metal, aluminum, propane
69 x 45 x 27 inches

Ivan Reyes Garcia
To Regisseur
wood, foam, aluminum, paper
13 x 14 1/16 x 26 3/8 inches
Richard Beckman Memorial Award by Environstudio ($200)

Marlow Gum
Up Dawg
ink on panel
78 x 48 inches

Allen Hampton
Untitled (I Got 99 Problems [Like Being Shot, Stabbed, Poisoned and Drowned], But a Bitch Aint One…)
pigs blood on paper
30 x 40 inches

Allen Hampton
Untitled (Please Quit Following Me, I Think We Should See Other People [In Other States]…)
pigs blood on paper
30 x 40 inches
Judi Patterson MFA Award ($100)

Patrick Hannon
The Sound of Death Pierced the Western Sky
ink transfer and box construction
13 x 67 inches

Chad Harmon
acrylic on watercolor paper
60 x 96 inches

Lauren Alyssa Howard
Past and Present #2
oil on canvas
73 x 37 inches

Hudson Kennedy
Manga Unena
glazed terra cotta
18 x 14 x 13 inches

Adam Kitzerow
Polished Slooge
foam, spray paint, push cart
54 x 48 x 42 inches

Dusty Laurent
Bad Relation
28 x 20 inches

Lin Li
Memory No. 1
acrylic on paper
24 x 18 inches
Norma Roth Painting Award ($250)

Lindsay MacKay
Small Town Americans
mixed media with photography
dimensions variable

Ruben Maldonado
22 x 30 inches

Ruben Maldonado
22 x 30 inches
Frame by Frame (Framing Gift Certificate) ($100)

Nancy Maurer
oil on canvas
32 x 32 inches

Nancy Maurer
oil on canvas and hand embroidery
24 x 24 inches

Daniel Moore
black and white animation
DVD, 1:00 minute loop

Elise Nolan
Melon Hooded Corn Cobra
14 x 8 inches
Norma Roth Ceramics Award ($250)

Elise Nolan
Which Came First?
steel and ostrich eggshell
49 1/2 x 76 x 25 inches

Ashlee Redd
Woman in Red
mixed media
18 x 24

Michael Reynolds
Self Portrait as a Resident of Six Ten Franklin, Tampa FL
(1) 48 x 96 inches and (4) 7 x 10 inches
inkjet prints
Anne McKeel Ross Award ($100)

Raul J. Romero
Desert Walk at Sulphur Springs
performance/video installation
dimensions variable
William and Nancy Oliver Award ($1,000)

Romero, D’Alessandro, Skelly & Bergeron
How We Walk in Tampa
performance/video installation
dimensions variable

Wesley A. Roos
Untitled Hand
acrylic on panel
24 x 24 inches

Matthew Schlagbaum
Baggage Series
mixed media installation
dimensions variable

Matthew Schlagbaum & Kris-Derek Hechevarria
Undoing Abjection: Highlighting the Marginalized
found art
dimensions variable

Lindsay Scoggins
Extreme Possibilities
video with audio
DVD, 2:00 minutes
Brian MacElhose Kick-Ass Award ($200)

Katia Setti
The Fountain
oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches

Hyejin Shim
Contemporary Christian
charcoal on paper
101 x 38 inches
Vic and Lee Leavengood Award ($200)

Marla Silivant
Untitled Religious Psychology
graphite and colored pencil on paper
8 x 10 inches

Marla Silivant
Untitled Democratic Psychology
graphite, colored pencil, gouche on paper
8 x 10 inches

Marta Slaughter
oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches

Ryann Slauson
Tribute to the Arcade Fire
mixed media installation
dimensions variable
Salvador Dali Museum Best in Show Award ($1,000)

Ryann Slauson
Canine Spectacle
mixed media installation
dimensions variable

Charles P. Smith
Ignorance: Forced
acrylic and sharpie on wood
48 x 48 inches

Kyle Smith
14 x 4 inches

Anita J. Stork
Dance for Joy
7 x 11 1/2 inches

Deborah Terhune
18 x 24 inches

Deborah Terhune
collage and acrylic
18 x 24 inches

Zach TenEyck
mixed media
10 x 28 inches

Cori Thomas
Hallmark Hitman
mixed media
6 x 22 inches

Stead Thomas
Search for a plan #2
paint on wall
42 x 72 inches

Carmen Tiffany
ceramic, mixed media
36 x 40 x 19 inches

Elizabeth A. Valentine
mixed media
96 x 48 inches

Wesley Wetherington
A Song for the Everyday
digital video with audio
DVD, 3:00 minutes
James Rosenquist Materials Award ($1,000)

Ryan Zook
Birdy Love
oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

Art History Papers

Sabrina Hughes
Lines of Sight: Managing Vision in the Spaces of Paris and Versailles
IRA Graduate Art History Award ($150)

Jean Carey
Carpaccio’s Canines
IRA Undergraduate Art History Award ($100)