2017 Honors Art Show Winners!

The Tenth Annual Honors Art Show came to a close last week and we have the results of the voting!  This year we are offering a first and second prize with the first prize winner receiving a $50 gift card and the second prize winner receiving a $25 gift card.

We are happy to announce that this year’s 1st prize and the piece with 85.9% of the votes is “(Natural) Disaster” by Biology/Pre-Medicine student, Amy Jackowski. Below is an image of her painting as well as her artist’s statement.

(Natural) Disaster by Amy Jackowski. Courtesy of the photographer.

(Natural) Disaster by Amy Jackowski. Courtesy of the photographer.

(Natural) Disaster

This piece was oil painted by a senior Biology – Pre Medicine Honors student. Their artist’s statement is as follows: “I am from Pinckney, MI, which is where I always had a particular admiration for art. My piece was inspired by the interaction of humans and their environment as well as a type of metaphor of the earth naturally erupting versus a person naturally erupting. It is based upon photographs and was more of a practice to refine my oil painting skills and attempt new techniques.”

Our 2nd prize winner goes to Biotechnology student, Lindsey Winslow! Below is an image of her painting as well as her artist’s statement.

Bluebirds in the Spring by Lindsey Winslow. Courtesy of the photography.

Bluebirds in the Spring by Lindsey Winslow. Courtesy of the photography.

Bluebirds in the Spring

This watercolor piece was created by a senior Biotechnology Honors student. Their artist’s statement is as follows: “Groundhog Day is about more than the changing seasons – it signals the passage of time. One may endure hardship alone for what feels like an eternity, but when it relents, those who made it through together will have a special bond. As winter gives way and spring marches on, these fledgling relationships mature and take flight.”

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Art Show!