The West Virginia University School of Art and Design has announced the winners of its third Juried Student Exhibition, which features student work in ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, painting, drawing, video and animation.

“We received entries from more than one-third of our student body to the Student Juried Exhibition, and 30 pieces made it into the show,” said art professor Jason Lee, one of the coordinators of the event. “The artwork that was accepted into this year’s exhibition is truly the best of the best that our student body has to offer.”

The winners include:

Xia Zhang, of Columbia, Maryland, Best in Show, $600 prize: “To Share Air,” ceramic, steel and red thread (2014)

Nathan Ditzler, of Kailua, Hawaii, Jurors Choice #1, $300 prize: “Reducation 1” and “Reducation 2” ceramic (2014)

Violet Love Goode, of Mankato, Minnesota, Jurors Choice #2, $300 prize: “Momento,” silk flowers, plaster and steel (2014)

Brandon Diaz, of East Brunswick, New Jersey, Jurors Choice #3, $300 prize: “Breakdance Session #2,” charcoal on paper (2014)

Lauren Schiefelbein, of Philippi, West Virginia, Jurors Choice #4, $300 prize: “An Milieue,” short film (2014)

Charles Scott, of Williamson, West Virginia, College of Creative Arts Dean’s Award, $250 prize: artifacts “005 & 006” (from “Vestiges”) both reconstructed from abandoned refuse

Megan Gainer, of Spencer, West Virginia, School of Art and Design Director’s Award, $250 prize: “Seam,” steel, paper, coal, thread and MIG wire (2014)

Hailey Banda, of Brookeville, Maryland, School of Art and Design Director’s Award, $250 prize: “Large Swirl Fruit Bowl,” cone 6 white stoneware (2014)

Alexis Ashbrook, of Wheeling, West Virginia, The Judy Raese Arts Award, $100 prize: “selfiesunday,” oil on canvas (2014)

This year’s juror was Paul Roden of Tugboat Printshop in Pittsburgh, whose works are currently on view in the Paul Mesaros Gallery. Roden specializes in fine art woodcut print editions.

“Paul Roden of Tugboat Printshop juried this year’s winning entries,” said art professor Joseph Lupo. “He was very impressed by the overall quality of the student work, and had a very difficult time awarding the prizes.”

The 2014 Student Juried Exhibition was made possible by the support of The Myers Foundations.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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