GLENVILLE, WV- Winners of the annual Glenville State College Juried Student Art Show have been announced. The show was open to any full time GSC student who wished to submit a pieces of original art created during their college career. The show was judged by GSC Associate Professor of English Melissa Gish.
“We are very proud of our art majors and all of the works in the show. This show wonderfully showcases the growth of our art students as well as the department,” said Department of Fine Arts Chair Dr. Lloyd Bone.
Heather Chambers of Parsons, West Virginia won first place for her ‘Howling Wolf’ digital painting and took third place for her ceramic piece ‘Demon Wolf.’ She is the daughter of Margaret and Matthew Chambers and is a senior studio art major with a minor in music.
“My love for art comes from my twin sister. When we were little we would have competitions to see who the better artist was, but as I got older it became less about competition and more of a passion. I enjoy working with a wide variety of mediums, and I’m always excited to learn more,” said Chambers.
Gavin McCord of Walkersville, West Virginia won second place for his oil painting ‘Oni.’ He is the son of Shelia Watson and Andy McCord and is a sophomore graphic design and digital media major.
“This is the first step in my career which I’m looking to expand. I’d like to thank Professor [Chris] Cosner for seeing my potential and drive and for inspiring me to put in the hard work to create this piece,” said McCord.
Four students – Taylor Brumfield, Joshua Smith, Sarah Lines, and Heather Coleman – were recognized with honorable mention certificates for their entries.
Gish, who judged the show, is the author of more than 90 juvenile nonfiction natural history and science books. Her writing and artwork has been published in a variety of small press journals. Her collections of found object art has been featured in the GSC Fine Arts Center Gallery, and she is currently working with GSC’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild student organization on their first chapbook of creative writing and art.