SFCC MOFAC Reveals Student Exhibition Winners
South Florida Community College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture revealed the winners of the Student Juried Art Exhibition during a reception on April 21.
Winning artists were: Outstanding Painting – “Self Portrait” by Allen McPherson; Outstanding Illustration – “Self Portrait” by Chieu “Kelly” Nguyen; Outstanding Graphic Design – “Wayside Shrine Trail Signs” by Mollie Ruble; Outstanding Drawing – “Self Portrait” by Ivan Delgado and “Charcoal Still Life” by Alexandria Zachary; Outstanding Computer Graphics – “Becky” by Shawn Martinez.
“This is the first time my work has been exhibited in a gallery or museum, so it’s very exciting,” Nguyen said. “I also have a strange sense of pride because I’m an international student, and it was nice to be recognized away from home.”
“We held student exhibitions before, but this was the first time they have been responsible for not only creating the work, but for framing, matting and hanging their work as well,” said SFCC MOFAC curator Mollie Doctrow said. “It allowed them to experience what it’s really like to be an exhibited artist.”
The exhibition was curated by Doctrow and art instructor Cathy Futral and judged by local artist Joey Sacco. “I chose pieces that I felt had visual impact and something to say,” Sacco said.
The exhibition will be on view in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby Gallery and SFCC MOFAC through May 6. SFCC MOFAC is open to the public Wednesday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.