Art students at Lone Star College-Kingwood took the opportunity to have their work judged at the school's recent Student Art Show and Sale.
Works were judged in three categories: 2-D (two-dimensional), 3-D (three-dimensional) and photography. The show was juried by local sculptor Kathy Kelley.
"This show was hard to jury because so much of the student work was very good, but there's just not room to include it all," said Kelley. "I took a very narrative focus for this show. I looked at the story each piece was telling, not just the composition."
The students work was all completed within the parameters of class assignments. They were judged on their ability in technique, composition and narrative within the guidelines of each project.
Kelley said what made the winning pieces stand out was, "Technical skill will take you so far, but at some point you have to input some part of yourself into the work."
LSC-Kingwood interim art gallery director, Kelley Revuelto, handed out the awards in each category and presented a Best of Show to a very surprised Kelly Byerly for her photo entitled, "The Misunderstood Man Inspires a Thousand Lies."
"I entered four pieces of my artwork in photography. This is actually my favorite piece, so I'm really happy with this award because I've never gotten an award for anything like this before," said Byerly.
"I was very impressed by her work, it's really almost professional quality," said Kelley of Byerly's Best of Show piece.
Other winners included: in 2-D, first place went to Mia Wilmot, E.J. Pascal and Sandra Angel tied for second, Gemma Gullaksen received third and Tylor Wurz, Jon Bell and Katie Leggett received honorable mentions; in photography, Kathleen D. Riendeau took first and third places, and second went to Kelly Byerly, honorable mentions went to Tracy Ramirez and Kelly Byerly; in 3-D, Mario Berry won first place, Greg Knight picked up second, Justin Hoffman received third place and honorable mentions went to Esha Mistry, Chad Reed and Mica Rodriguez.
Students at LSC-Kingwood have the opportunity to learn from artists who exhibit nationally in many areas, including drawing, ceramics, and photography. For further information about courses, current and upcoming course schedules, scholarships in the visual arts, or special programs and exhibits, contact Mari Omori at 281-312-1583.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.