All-Student Art Show open through March 11 

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Best of Show winner Sydnie Waldron with “Sit a Moment and Listen”

Prizes for the show were announced during the March 10 reception.

Best of Show: Sydnie Waldron of Alliance, Nebraska – “Sit a Moment and Listen”

Best 2D: Cassidy Coalson of Mitchell, Nebraska – “Rooted”

Best 3D: Joseph Campbell of Columbus, Nebraska – “Uncontrolled”

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Best 3D prize winner Joseph Campbell with “Uncontrolled”

(March 2, 2022) — An annual tradition at the Department of Visual Arts, the Hastings College All-Student Art Show, is open now through Friday, March 11 in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (700 E. 12th Street). The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All students on campus were invited to submit work in a variety of media for the juried annual student show. For this year’s exhibition, 29 students submitted 80 artworks. Of these, the judge picked 16 pieces from 10 individuals to include in the exhibition.

This year’s exhibition was judged by artist David Andree, associate professor of art at the University of Arkansas who was a recent visiting artist at Hastings College. Andree named three award recipients, who will be recognized at the reception. The reception will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 4:00 p.m., and is open to the public.

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Best 2D prize winner Cassidy Coalson with “Rooted”

Student works selected for the show include:

  • Samantha Myers of Cozad, Nebraska – “Dysphoria,” ceramic and mixed media
  • Josie Polacek of Omaha, Nebraska – “Mayhem,” watercolor and scrapbook materials
  • Joseph Campbell of Columbus, Nebraska – “Uncontrolled,” wood
  • Avery McKennan of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska – “Monstera and Skull,” oil on canvas; and “Incandescent Bone,” oil on canvas
  • Brooke Jorgenson of Orleans, Nebraska – “Organic Pot,”  stoneware
  • Stephanie Mlynarik of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska – “Feathery Bubbles,” woodcut print
  • Cassidy Coalson of Mitchell, Nebraska – “Rooted,” oil on canvas
  • Avery Muff of Hastings, Nebraska – “Hole in the Earth,” paper and hot glass; and “Reclining White,” blown glass
  • Christian Hessler of Hastings, Nebraska – “Switch Axis,” glass
  • Sydnie Waldron of Alliance, Nebraska – “Let Us Gather and Give Thanks,” wood, fiber, dried flowers, pearl; “She’s a Leggy Gal,” fabric and polyfill; “Ms. Thang,” fabric and polyfill; “Sit a Moment and Listen,” fabric and polyfill
  • Alexis Linnebach of Olathe, Kansas – “Derecho,” polyfill, sound activated lights, speaker, fishing line, rhinestones

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