2024 Juried Student Art Show Winners Announced

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. – Every spring, Brightpoint Community College student artists showcase their talents through the institution’s Juried Student Art Show. This year’s exhibit, on display now through April 29, 2024, in the Art Gallery at Brightpoint, features thought-provoking artwork highlighting a variety of styles and mediums. Earlier this month, Chelsea Lee, assistant professor of art foundations at Virginia Commonwealth University, juried the show, gave an artist talk, and presented awards in a number of categories.  

The winning 2024 artists are (zip codes in parentheses):

Best in Show Award  
Lilith Watts (23229)
The Womb

Plaza Artist Materials Award  
Holly Oughton (23112) 
Politician Triptych

Alternative Media Award 
Grace Conklin (22003) 
Anxiety Beetle

Clayworks Supplies Ceramics Award  
Jack Goolsby (23114)

Jonathan Burnley Design Award  
Katy Anne Kunberger (23220) 
Merry Makers 

Karen Shipstedt Drawing Award 
Miranda Dearbeck (23139) 
Gestalt Pages

Midlothian Campus Bookstore Award
Amy Tetterton (23860) 
Minnie Fan Art

Savedge Family Photography Award 
Audrey Crenshaw (23112) 
When Life Gives you Lemons

Tabitha Orange Meadows Painting Award 
Catherine Hwang (23120) 
Rock Band

The Gallery at Brightpoint is open to the public. Admission is free. The Gallery is located on Brightpoint’s Midlothian Campus (800 Charter Colony Parkway) in Eliades Hall, room E107. It is open Monday – Friday from 12:00 – 4:00 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 www.brightpoint.edu/academics/career-clusters/arts-communications/

Brightpoint Community College, one of the largest institutions in the Virginia Community College System, envisions a success story for every student. Brightpoint offers students a high-quality, high-value education, with more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in in-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 11,700 students during the 2022-23 academic year. It also assisted more than 4,000 learners through Community College Workforce Alliance, the shared workforce division of Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.