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Students showcase work at COCC 

Annual student exhibition on display

The annual Spring Student Art Exhibition at Central Oregon Community College is now on display at the COCC Barber Library Rotunda Gallery and in the Pence Pinckney Gallery. It's a showcase that brims with life. The work spans across multiple mediums, and in itself is a fine showcase of the studio classes being offered at COCC.

“Card Series” by Raoul Desibour. - TEAFLY PETERSON
  • Teafly Peterson
  • “Card Series” by Raoul Desibour.

This year, the selection process of the students changed. Instead of being open to all student submissions, art faculty members had the opportunity to nominate up to five artworks from every studio class taught during the past school year.

"The result, as you can see, is a robust collection of the best student work, with approximately twice the number of artworks on display than in recent years," shared Bill Cravis, associate professor of fine art.

Awards were handed out to top students whose work excelled in categories including drawing, painting, photography, 2D design, watercolor, illustration, ceramics, metals, 3D design, and sculpture. The winners include:

2-D - Hannah Erickson, "Horizontal Image"
3-D - Hope Howard, "Yech"
Ceramics - Miles Dice, "Lady of Piece"
Drawing - Isabel Ceniga, "Still Life"
Illustration - Raoul Desibour, "Card Series"
Metals - Elizabeth Prindle-Daniels, "Rivet Cuff"
Painting - Eileen Cohen, "Immanent"
Photography - Rhonda Dalrymple, "Leaves"
Sculpture - Samson Battey, "Excalibrella"
Watercolor - Liam Gentry, "General"
The winner of Best of Show - President's award - was Hope Howard for "Yech"

The exhibition will be on display in both the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery and the Pence Pinckney Gallery through June 7.

COCC's Annual Student Art Exhibition
Through Fri., June 7
Barber Rotunda Gallery & Pence-Pinckney Gallery
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way, Bend

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Teafly Peterson

For the last 20 years, I have been working as an artist and an educator. Some days I am better at one than the other. The good days are when I am excellent at both simultaneously. I love those days. I teach a variety of mediums– painting, drawing, photography, writing, film making. Mostly what I teach is how to...
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