2021 Student Art Show

WCC Virtual Student Art Show 2021

The WCC Student Art Show is designed to promote and celebrate the art created by WCC students in our art classes. Join us in this celebration by viewing the 2021 exhibition virtually on our online gallery from March 1 – April 9.

To view the show as a whole, click the “ stacked squares” icon button. To view information for an individual piece, click the “i” icon.

A big thank you goes out to all of the Fine Arts and Digital Media Arts faculty for their work adapting our art courses to virtual learning this year. And to our students, we extend our gratitude for your amazing perseverance in your learning and creativity!

All pieces in the show were made in a WCC art course from Winter 2019 through Fall 2020. A special announcement will be shared for the following awards by March 25th.

Congratulations to our 2021 Student Art Show Winners!

1st Place

Alexandrea Capatina, My Favorite Pants
Film, PHO 122 Film & Dark Room Photography

2nd Place

Tim Tobias, Blue Jeans
Graphite on Toned paper, ART 111 Basic Drawing 1

3rd Place

Luisa Amparo Ortiz, Accordion Metamorphosis
Mixed Media,  ART 112 Basic Design I

Promising Artist

Yoo Jin Chang, Limbo
Clay & Paint, ART 108 Three-Dimensional Design

President’s Choice

Sydney O’Conner, Self Portrait
Acrylic on chipboard ART 114 Painting I

Dean’s Choice

Sydney O'Conner, Roses
Acrylic on Canvas ART 125 Painting II

People’s Choice

Quareese Calhoun, In Spite
Chalk Pastels & Graphite, ART 130 Art Appreciation

This year's show will be adjudicated by ceramicist, sculptor, and designer Ebitenyefa Baralaye. His work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of form/objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye was an Emerging Artists Program recipient at the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2017 and an AICAD Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2016 to 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Section Head of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.