NLC is calling all student artists

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Roberto Celis 1000 Series “Higherarchy” from last year's Northeast Lakeview art exhibit.  Courtesy

Roberto Celis 1000 Series “Higherarchy” from last year’s Northeast Lakeview art exhibit. Courtesy

Art department seeks classroom-produced art for juried exhibit.

By Janelle Polcyn

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Whether it be a painting, a sculpture or a photo, Northeast Lakeview College is looking for art from students for its eighth annual Juried Student Art Show April 28.

Anyone who has participated in an NLC art class in the past year can submit artwork produced in that class for an exhibit, a chance at bragging rights and the opportunity to earn $300 for their work.

The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. April 9. Students should turn in their work to the faculty member who taught their class. They also must complete a form available through the faculty member.

The judging panel consists of art Instructors Karl Frey and Jasmyne Graybill and assistant Professors Caroline Davis and James Miller. They will view all entries to determine exhibitors and review the exhibitors for Best in Show, first, second, third and honorable mentions.

This is the third year there will be a purchasing program where three campus councils — the presidential leadership council, staff council and faculty council — each pick one entry to buy for $300. The artists then decide whether they want to sell.

“It’s great for students,” Graybill said. “It gives them real-world experience.”

Students get to compete against others and deal with the financial aspect of art.

Many universities have such an exhibit, and this is getting them ready for that experience as well as their future as artists, Graybill said.

The opening gallery and announcement of the winners will be 5-7 p.m. April 28 in Room 132 of the performing arts building.

For more information, students should contact their art professor or Graybill at 210-486-5643.

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