Members of the Buffalo State community and the public perused the collection of stunning paintings, charcoal drawings, printmaking photographs, and sculptures included the Fine Arts Student Exhibition during an evening reception March 6 in Upton Hall's Czurles-Nelson Gallery.
During the reception, the Fine Arts Department recognized students who have demonstrated excellence and promise in their field.
The announced winners:
Art History: Mackenzie Loftis, Outstanding Achievement in Art History; and Nicole Schmidt, recipient of the R. Steven Janke Memorial Award Fund for Art History
Drawing/Painting/Plein Aire: Nicholas Delfino, Outstanding Achievement in Drawing; Kevin Whalen, Outstanding Achievement in Painting: Kelsey Stay, Outstanding Achievement in Plein Aire; Dustin Perdziak, recipient of the Robert C. and Marilyn L. Wilson Painting Scholarship: and Joseph Giardina, Bacon Best of Studio in Painting
Photography: Tiffany Rohrback, Outstanding Achievement in Photography; Michelle Meyers, Czurles-Nelson Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Photography; and Gerard McIntyre, Bacon Best of Studio in Photography
Printmaking: Joshua Fritz, Outstanding Achievement in Printmaking; and Michael Beyser, Bacon Best of Studio in Printmaking
Sculpture: Ian Carr, Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture; Monica Nickles, Promising Sculptors Award; Kyrstin Wojda, Bacon Best of Studio in Sculpture; and Megan Cavanaugh, recipient of the Ruth M. Flock Scholarship Fund
Nine students also received Hyatt Awards: Chelsea Kettle, art history; Casey Perdziak, drawing; Joseph Giardina, painting; Allison Orzeszek, photography; Joyce Cromwell, Plein Aire; Gregory Valezquez, printmaking; Patrick Anhalt, sculpture; Cori Barlow, figure drawing; and Jeremiah Kirby, mixed media.
The exhibit remains on display through March 17. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (716) 878-3549.