39th Annual Art Shows draws 85 entrees

April 5, 2016

Andrew Villegas/Tejano Tribune

Juan Parra & Laura Martinez, art majors at epcc, stroll through the 39th Annual Juried Art Show. 

 

The 39th Annual Juried Student Art Show sponsored by the El Paso Community College (EPCC) art club member is on display and open to the public for viewing.

 

The art will be displayed from April 4 to April 15 at the Administrative Service Center (ASC) building A in the foyer.

 

The event is open to all EPCC and Early College High School students.

 

“There were 85 entries for both 2D and 3D art this year,” said Sarelah Aguilar, assistant professor in the Art Department for EPCC.

 

Aguilar is this year’s event coordinator for the Student Art Show.

 

Each entry is juried and only certain pieces are selected to win the prizes.

 

This year’s juror is Melissa Barba, Assistant Director of the Rubin Gallery at UTEP.

 

“[They] have everything from drawings, paintings, sculptures, to ceramics and jewelry,” said Aguilar.

 

There are 11 prizes awarded in the art show; 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and two honorable mention awards for each 2D and 3D category, and the best in show award.

 

Each student who wins will be awarded a cash prize. The student who receives the best in show award will win a cash prize of $500.

 

All the entries will be displayed at the ASC foyer and it is open to the public.

 

“I am looking forward to the closing reception,” said Aguilar, “there is beautiful artwork that the whole community needs to see, they do a fantastic job and it shows how creative the students are.”

 

The closing reception will be on April 15 at 5 pm at the ASC foyer,

“It is a free event, open to the community, and family friendly.

 

There will be free food and beverages as well,” she said “this is a great event and an opportunity to spend time with the students and see the artwork.”

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