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Talent and Creativity Rewarded at Juried STLCC Student Art Show

May 09, 2014

Wildwood student art exhibition  
More than 90 pieces of artwork created by students were part of the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at STLCC-Wildwood.

Each spring, the St. Louis Community College-Wildwood Art department sponsors a juried student art exhibition. This year, more than 90 pieces were submitted by 60 students spanning all levels of studio art classes held on the campus during the fall and spring.


The exhibit was held April 17-May 6 in the Student Commons.


The show was juried by Martin Linson, adjunct professor of art at Lindenwood University and an award-winning artist in his own right. Linson won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics Arts and Culture Competition for a sculpture in a series called “Omnipotent Triumph,” which depicts a para-athlete in a wheelchair with arms raised in victory. Linson is a graduate of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Lindenwood University and owns a studio in St. Charles.


Therese Bange was awarded first place for her interactive sculpture of an octopus titled, “Zeke and Find.” She was also the winner of the People’s Choice Award, given to the student who garners the most votes by visitors to the exhibit for a painting depicting the moon. 


Veronica Knysh earned second place for her charcoal drawing and an honorable mention for a painting. Third place was awarded to Michelle Streiff for an oil painting. Linson also gave honorable mention awards to Dion Dion, Kaitlyn Swartz and Taylor Martin. An awards ceremony was held on the campus during the exhibit.