Paducah School of Art and Design Announces its 2021 Annual Student Exhibition Award Winners

May 5, 2021

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design is pleased to announce the award winners for its 2021 Annual Student Exhibition, featuring works by students enrolled in classes at Paducah School of Art and Design in academic year 2020-2021. Works on display in the Bill Ford Gallery at 905 Harrison Street include paintings, drawings, design projects, ceramics, photography, metals and jewelry, mixed media, and sculpture. Also on display are works by students in PSAD’s Survival Skills for Artists class. The judge this year is Todd Birdsong, Director, Clemens Fine Art Center, West Kentucky Community and Technical College. While there is no public viewing of the exhibition, arrangements are being made to allow family members to see the show.

$50 awards have been announced for each Best in Show by media. They are as follows by discipline, artist, and title: Sculpture–Irey Cass, I Want to Go with You; Drawing–John Vancleve, Lemon Cake; 2D Design–Harley Simmons, Home; 3D Design– Jennah Hottel, Sketchers; Ceramics–Lisa Gericke, Fire; Digital Photography–Dystopian Vortex; Jewelry and Metals–Seth Higgerson, Countess Claw; and Painting– Daisy Grimes, Hands. In addition, a $300 President’s Choice Purchase Award was also presented to Seth Higgerson for his mixed media drawing, Apple.

“While we are unable to open the exhibition to the general public due to Covid protocols, PSAD’s annual student exhibition remains our biggest and brightest moment of the year,” says art school director Paul Aho. “This annual showcase provides our students a true exhibition experience and allows us to reward their best works with cash prizes. We are delighted to have Todd Birdsong, director of WKCTC’s Clemens Fine Arts Center, as judge of this year’s show and to once again award the President’s Purchase Award, a tradition now in its tenth year.”

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Art and an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate programs in Visual Communication: Multimedia, as well as studio art classes for students of all levels and disciplines.  Classes are offered on WKCTC’s campus; at 905 Harrison Street; and at 919 Madison Street.

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