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46th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition award winners

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) held its 46th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition awards ceremony on April 2.

Chesapeake’s Carolyn Riley won the President’s Award for Basket of Plums After Chardin, a master copy of the 18th-century French painter’s work.

Carolyn Riley posing in front of her painting
Carolyn Riley won the President’s
Award for Basket of Plums After

Riley, who holds a bachelor’s in design from the Corcoran School of the Art & Design in Washington, D.C., is pursuing her Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts at the VAC.

Virginia Beach’s Kirsten Whitehouse won the VAC Purchase Award for her watercolor, Daydream. She will graduate with her Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts in May with plans to transfer to Christopher Newport University.

Portsmouth’s Tyler Greenwell won the Provost’s Award named for Michelle Woodhouse for his glasswork titled In School Suspension. Greenwell is working toward his Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts.

The show, which features more than 200 works created by students for art classes since last May, will be on exhibit through April 23 at the VAC.

Below is a complete list of all student winners.

President’s Award (Edna Baehre-Kolovani): Carolyn Riley Basket of Plums After Chardin • oil 

VAC Purchase Award: Kirsten Whitehouse Daydream • watercolor

Kirsten Whitehouse posing with her painting
Kirsten Whitehouse won the VAC
Purchase Award for her watercolor,

Provost’s Award (Michelle Woodhouse, Portsmouth Campus): Tyler Greenwell In School Suspension • glass

Award of Excellence for 3-Design/Sculpture: Alexandra Brannon Prying Open My Third Eye • metal

Award of Excellence for Photography: Sven Ricks Mikalah • photograph

Award of Excellence for Drawing: Alison Miller All that Jazz • pen

Award of Excellence in Glass: Taylor Harvey Thornton Tulip • glass 

Award of Excellence for Painting: Shalina Mitchell Self Bubble • oil 

Vice President’s Award (Daniel DeMarte): Emily Heiler Assignment 2 • oil

Tyler Greenwell posing with his glasswork
Tyler Greenwell won a Provost’s Award
for his glasswork titled In School

Provost’s Award: (Lisa Rhine, Chesapeake Campus): Joshua Clark Fundamentals Book • mixed media

Provost’s Award (Jeffery Boyd, Norfolk Campus): Rebecca Smith Glaze Gone Wild • clay 

Provost’s Award: (Michael Summers, Virginia Beach Campus): Ben Carl Riley And they Danced, Danced, Danced • lithograph 

The Coffee Shoppe & Chrysler Museum of Art Award of Excellence in Innovation: Anna Sobol Lost & Found • wire

Darrell and Sally Craig Award for Drawing: Seth Lubaton Self Critique • scratchboard 

Lynne Hundley Award of Excellence for Mixed Media: Keith Oliver Looking Grass • mixed media

Director’s Award, Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell: Bianca Pryor Eric Spiekermann Poster • computer generated

Shelley Brooks & Chrysler Museum of Art Award for a Master Interpretation: Anne Bell Master Study After Jean Baptiste Oudry • pen & ink

Ed Gibbs & Portsmouth Museum Award for Photography: Andy McKay Flag • photograph

Judge’s Choice Award (Ruth Jones): Emy Teach Tree by the Breezy Bay • mixed media 

John and Karen Kise Award of Excellence in Graphic Design (in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Mearl A. Kise): Rachel Liebman Nolen Niu Furniture • computer generated 

Hartung Gallery Award for Color: Linda Jaglowski Surviving the Next One • mixed media 

artwork - wire eggs in a nest