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Juried Student Art Show Winners Named

Primary Media Contact:

Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:

Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on April 18, 2018

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Intriguing, thought-provoking, serious, and fanciful are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the variety of artwork on display in John Tyler Community College’s 2018 Juried Student Art Show. The show, currently being exhibited in the college’s new gallery space at its Midlothian Campus, features more than 70 works by nearly 40 Tyler art students. The display showcases an array of artistic mediums ranging from photography, drawings and paintings to animations, 3D sculptures and ceramics. 

This year’s Juried Student Art Show was juried by Cindy Myron, interim assistant chair of craft/material studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Myron announced the show winners on April 6, 2018 during the opening night of the exhibit. The 2018 winning artists are as follows (zip codes are in parentheses): 

Best in Show

Josie & Lila by Rose Anderson (23832)

Plaza Artists Material Award

Bird’s Nest by Joshua Cloninger (23139)

Clayworks Ceramic Award

Buck Brew by Cindy Kirby (23832)

Karen Gammon Drawing Award

veil by Anthony Taylor (23219)

Richmond Camera Photography Award

Cowardly Perception by Sean Paul Mayfield (23228)

J. Wade Ferrell Award

Stitched by Sarah Dallessandro (23114)

Jonathan Burnley Graphic Design Award

Rift by Laurie Carlson (23236)

JTCC Bookstore Award

The Swiss Family Robinson Tree House by Laurie Carlson (23236)

Honorable Mentions

Nude by Deug Kang (23831)
Contour by Nicholas Oukolov (23112)
Through My Eyes to Neverland by Terry Lynn Smith (23834)

The community is invited to visit John Tyler Community College to enjoy the 2018 Juried Student Art Show, which will remain on display until May 2, 2018. The exhibit is located at the Midlothian Campus on the first floor of Eliades Hall in the Art Gallery, room E107. The gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For directions to Tyler’s Midlothian Campus, go to

Those interested in entering an art program or taking art courses at John Tyler are invited to explore the college’s class offerings at Registration for both the summer and fall semesters is currently underway. Visit for more information on how to get started at Tyler. Rising 3rd – 12th graders are also invited to take part in summer Arts Camps at Tyler. For dates and camp information, visit

John Tyler Community College offers more than 60 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, a Nursing Education Center, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 13,900 students during the 2016-17 academic year. It also assisted nearly 6,000 learners and more than 200 companies and organizations through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance. 

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