By Maeghan Jeremiah, Layout designer
The Juried Foundations Art Show is held from Feb. 9 to March 9 in the gallery at Bloch Hall. Students can submit artwork for review by professional artists and curators. Jurors from outside the university are invited to evaluate introductory-level student work and award merit-based prizes to selected pieces.
This year’s guest juror is professional artist Claire Godbee from Birmingham Alabama. The students with artworks in the show are: Morgan Shirley, Makayla McCary, Luke Noffsinger, Bella Glattli, Britton Wade, Anna Grace Askelson, Hannah Coe, Tatum Mims, V. Sage Ellis, Charlie Young, Audwin K. Cartar, Alayna Butler, Bailey Burgin, Amelia Junkins, Caroline Hatley, Kelly Mejia, Danielle Brown, Sarah Jefferson, Kailyn Opperud, Grace Miller, Alyssa Gallahan, Frida Gonzalez-Ruiz, Maxx Barnhart, Asia Taylor, Eboni McCoy, Valerie Flynn, Shay Snider, Angie Wharton, Stephanie Odon, Aaron Kennedy, Emma (Easton) Starnes, Abby Truitt, Isabelle Garrett and Jessica Davis.
First place went to Audwin K. Cartar and their charcoal piece, “Tatter.” Cartar made this piece in the Drawing Foundations class.
Second place went to Grace Miller and her digital photography pieces, “Ascend” and “Descend.” Miller made this piece in the Introduction to Photography class.
Third place went to Tatum Mims and their graphite piece, “Passion.” Mims made this piece in the Drawing Foundations class.
Best of show went to Caroline Hatley and her oil on canvas piece, “Acceptance.” Hatley made this piece in the Introduction to Painting class.
There were three honorable mention awards presented to Makayla McCary, Frida Gonzalez-Ruiz and Jessica Davis. McCary was awarded on their oil on canvas piece, “Christmas Village” made in the Introduction to Painting class. Ruiz was awarded on their oil on canvas piece, “Reflections,” made in the Introduction to Painting class. Davis was awarded on their ink piece, “Black, White, and Red ALL OVER” made in the Introduction to Printmaking class.
These exhibitions provide art students with an important opportunity to view their work in a gallery setting while also showcasing the versatility and skill of Montevallo’s students.
A closing reception will be held on Thursday, March 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery in Bloch Hall.
Maeghan Jeremiah is the layout designer for The Alabamian. She’s majoring in graphic design. She enjoys reading, painting and thrifting. She also does not like to think, so if she does something out of pocket just know she didn’t think before did it.