Story by Leslie Sandoval
The Fall 2020 Victor Valley College Student Art Show made its online debut last week, featuring students’ best work in digital art, drawing, painting, photography and sculpting.
“We owe it to our students to share their work with the world,” said VVC Art Department Chair Frank Foster. “We are very fortunate to have wonderful, kind and talented students.”
The art show can be visited online at www.VVC-art.com until Feb. 16, 2021. The student art show is always presented to the public in order to “serve as a bridge between the college and the community,” the website states.
“Due to the COVID-19-related lockdown, we wanted to provide our students a platform to display their art and invite the community to view the show,” the art show website states. “Art is an essential part of any culture. It allows individuals to communicate ideas that can range from the concrete to the abstract.”
The Art Show will be judged on the following categories: 2D Design (CART, Photoshop), 3D Design (Sculpture), Drawing/ Life Drawing, Photography, and Painting. Awards will be given by category, including a $100 first place prize, $75 second place and $20 third place.
The jurors judging the art are Dr. Karen Miskell, chair of VVC’s music department; Rosemary Rivas, a VVC graduate and local artist artist; Thom Bond, owner of American Art & Frame Co. in Apple Valley; Troy Kuhns, chair of the VVC welding program; Sergey Astakhov, a director and filmmaker; Mary Vazquez, a recent VVC graduate pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from CSU Fullerton; and Kenyona Krick, an instructional program specialist at the college.
The judges will score the art pieces based on a 10-point scale, including three key areas that will be evaluated — composition, craftsmanship and creativity.
This year’s winner of the Art Poster Competition was Alexis Josue Rodriguez Morga, whose artwork was used to promote the online exhibit.
Visit www.VVC-art.com to visit the Victor Valley College Student Art Show from December 10, 2020 to February 16, 2021.