2023 Juried Student Art Show Winners Announced

The show will be on display in the Gallery at Brightpoint through May 4.

Primary Media Contact:  Holly Walker, Director of Communications and Public Relations, 804-594-1530

Secondary Media Contact:  Heather Busch, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, 804-594-1532

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Each year, Brightpoint Community College’s student artists share their talents and their creative approaches during the institution’s Juried Student Art Show. This year’s exhibit, now on display in the Art Gallery at Brightpoint, features whimsical, thought-provoking and fun artwork in a variety of mediums. On April 7, 2023, Anh Do, from Virginia State University, juried the show, gave an artist talk, and presented awards in a number of categories.

The winning 2023 artists are (zip codes in parentheses):

Best in Show:
Paisley Loucks (23834)
The Lamp of my Dreams

Plaza Artist Materials Award:
Diane Willson (23113)

Tabitha Orange Meadows Painting Award:
Mary Beth Barrett (23236)

Savedge Family Photography Award:
Audrey Crenshaw (23112)
Does Money Truly Unlock it All?

Jonathan Burnley Design Award:
Franco Ramos (23234)
Playing Card Concept

Clayworks Supplies Ceramics Award:
Diane Willson (23113)
Looking Deeper

Karen Shipstedt Drawing Award:
Paisley Loucks (23834)
Olivia but Horizontal

Alternative Media Award:
Marisa Gottschalk (23114)
Dance with a New Friend

Brightpoint Community College Bookstore Award:
Joshua Cloninger (23139)
Experiment #10002

Honorable Mentions:
Emily Harrison (23831)
Warped and Raw 

Ray Clemons (23060)
Wild Fire

Maggie O’Rourke (39110)

Elizabeth Orgo (23124)
The Light After the Darkness

Camila Sanchez (170203) 
Our Insignificance

Catherine Hwang (23112)

Emily Jalbert (23192)
Our Father

The community is invited to stop by the Gallery at Brightpoint through May 4, to enjoy these winning pieces and all the art submitted for the show. The Gallery, which is located on Brightpoint’s Midlothian Campus (800 Charter Colony Parkway) in Eliades Hall, room E107, is open Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment. Those wishing to schedule an appointment outside regular hours may contact Dr. Paula Winn at pwinn@brightpoint.edu.

To learn more about Brightpoint’s visual arts programs, visit https://www.brightpoint.edu/academics/career-clusters/arts-communications/

Brightpoint Community College, formerly John Tyler Community College, offers more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,400 students during the 2021-22 academic year. It also assisted approximately 5,700 learners, including more than 2,700 job seekers, through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.