Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 Saddleback College Art Exhibit Awards Announced

  Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Saddleback College Art Gallery Director Bob Rickerson announced on May 14, 2013, announced the the winners of the 2013 Student Art Exhibition.  Students received their awards at an artists’ reception and awards ceremony on May 14th.  With the exception of the President’s and Dean’s Choice Awards, Saddleback College students selected the award winners through a voting process conducted in the gallery during the exhibition.  Over 300 students cast their vote in the categories of painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewelry. 

L-R:  Bob Rickerson, Aaron (Ike) Rose Photo: Nina Welch

Natures Elegance - Photo: Bob Rickerson

And the winners are!

Best of Show
Aaron (Ike) Rosen for his sculpture in stone Natures Elegance
President’s Choice
Antoinette Barnum for her Oil and Acrylic California Landscape
Dean’s Choice
Gina Whitney for her sculpture in bronze Little Owl
Design 2/3D
First                                       Ariana Johnson                 Jack Nicklaus
Second                                 Traci Henry                         An Underwood Typewriter

First                                       Leslie Shattuck                  Off the Wall
Second                                 Carol Kornievsky              The Treasures Hidden Within

First                                       Erin Kennedy                     The Messenger
Second                                 Varsha Patel                       Serenity

First                                       Justin Brown                      March Hare
Second                                 Caroline Verhagen          Rose

First                                       Charlie Sommer                Isis Recovered
Second                                 Jim Firpo                              Once Upon a Time

First                                       Larry Oien                           Freedom

First                                       Mary Klein                          Mermaids are Among Us
Second                                 Sharon Inbar                      City People

First                                       Maura Ferrero-Baroni    Fly Away
Second                                 Rachel Budai                      People of Many
First                                       Robert Olinto                     Contrails over Moonstones Beach
Second                                 Mitch Ridder                      Hotel Laguna
First                                       Linda West                          Girl with Pot on Her Head
Second                                 Linda Hornbeck                 Cassie and Her Shadow
First                                       Catherine Borsellino       Grace-Beauty-Power
Second                                 Eva Domagalska                Persimmon Branches                    
The college’s Art Gallery is one of South Orange County’s primary outlets for creative expression in traditional and conceptual art.  Exhibitions featuring works by local, regional and nationally known artists are presented from September to July.  The month of May is reserved for the annual multi-media Juried Student Exhibition.  The Art Gallery is an important part of the instructional program.  Students enrolled in the gallery display and exhibition classes learn how to plan, design, install and organize gallery space through art exhibitions.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please  

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