Winners announced for All-Student Juried Art Exhibition

a horn that looks like it's made from a pine tree

In its 31st year, the All-Student Juried Art Exhibition may have a different look due to COVID-19 protocols, but it still delivers when it comes to showcasing the creativity of Stetson University students.

This year’s exhibit accepted both music and performance pieces, along with digital and traditional studio artwork. The juror, Martha Underriner, created an exhibit from the dozens of submissions and conferred the top three awards. The faculty of the Creative Arts department also selected three artworks for awards, as well as the Rich and Lillis George award for a Non-Art major.

Best in Show winner Faith Belflower is a senior majoring in Studio Art and Art History.

Our community partners also chipped in to offer awards. Fresh as Fruit Gallery founders Matt Creech and Chad Serhal chose two artworks, and Jen from Centro Tea will be gifting a smash cake for the “Takes the Cake” award.

The full exhibit is now available at the Hand Art Center website. Visitors to the site can see all the images, watch the video submissions and listen to the musical performances.

Congratulations to our winners:

Best in Show: Faith Belflower
Honorable Mention: Shane Norton
Honorable Mention: Grace Crandall
Faculty Award: Jodi-Ann Taylor
Faculty Award: Danielle Simone Hunt
Faculty Award: Angelina Dimargo
Rich and Lillis George Non-Art major award: Christina Knowles
Fresh as Fruit Gallery Award: Natalie Thomas
Fresh as Fruit Gallery Award: Zoe Boykin
Takes the Cake Award:  Robert Trevor Hamlin and John Levee

Faith Belflower also provided a short video of her winning piece being played as a horn.

-James Pearson
Director, Hand Art Center