CRANFORD – On Friday, May 8, 2015, the public is invited to view the winning works from the “Union County College 2015 Student Art Competition.” At the reception, the student winners will be available to discuss their artwork and how they developed the pieces. The annual Student Art Competition is sponsored by the Union County College Art Society, a Student Government supported extracurricular organization, and the English/Fine Arts/Modern Languages Department. Union County College Senior Professor and Department Coordinator Anthony Nicoli, along with Senior Professors George Hildrew and Robert Yoskowitz, serve as the club’s advisors.
At the end of each academic year, students at the College are invited to submit art works that they created throughout the year to be judged by a trained outside art professional. Subsequent to judge review, prizes for creative excellence are awarded in the following categories: Best Work Submitted and First, Second, Third, Fourth and Honorable Mention in the categories of painting, drawing, illustration/design, and photography.
This year the art competition was juried by Ms. Dawn Delikat, who is the Associate Director of the Pen and Brush, Inc., an international arts organization located in New York City since 1894. The judging of the event was held on Friday, April 24, 2015.
An Artists’ Reception for the exhibit will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015, in the lower level of the Richel Student Commons on the College’s Cranford campus. The students participating in the show are: from Clark – Brittany Flynn; from Cranford – Briana Walters; from Edison – Bong Soo Kim; from Elizabeth – Robert Asencio, Krystle Lemonias, and Kamal Eidien Shaaban; from Hillside – Joe Lazarick; from Jersey City – Opal Vialva; from Livingston – Noelia Sanchez-Puertas; from Newark – Ikenna Ihegbu; from Summit – Tara Monty; from Union – Noelle Stewart; and from Westfield – Muhammed Emaad Fayaz.