Kaneko hosts Annual Student Exhibition Competition


Jennah Booth

“Slivir” by Trent Duaine Woodley sits on display at the James Kaneko Art Gallery on April 24, 2018. The ceramics piece is one of over 70 works chosen to be displayed at the 2018 Annual Student Exhibition Competition. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

American River College’s James Kaneko Art Gallery is hosting a student art exhibit and competition through May 4. There will be an award ceremony April 25 and a second award ceremony May 2.

Patricia Wood, the Kaneko Gallery director, said the gallery received over 300 pieces with 76 selected for the show.

The exhibit features paintings, photography, sculptures and mix-media works made by ARC students.

In order to submit work, the artists had to have been enrolled at ARC this year.

“It is open to all students, not just art students,” Wood said.

Despite being open to all students and mediums, the show requires specific guidelines for the art submitted.

“Of course we have rules like the artwork cannot be dangerous, no sharp exposed objects or things that have to be lit on fire, or pieces over a certain size,” Wood said.

According to Wood, the winners of the competition will be chosen by Patricia Wall, a retired professor of art from Cosumnes River College.

Other awards will be given out including a Dean’s Award and a President’s Award. There will also be a People’s Choice Award where attendees will have the opportunity to pick their favorite piece of art.

“Everyone who enters the gallery will be invited to fill out an anonymous ballot and drop it in a box to vote,” Wood said.

Award winners will be announced at the opening ceremony on April 25 at 12 p.m.