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Student Shows in CSU Tumblr

April 10, 2014


Homegrown talent is proudly on display in two new exhibitions at the Galleries at CSU.

“Merit Exhibitions,” in the North Gallery, showcases works by recipients of Cleveland State Art Department Merit Scholarships. Among the artists featured are Dunya AbrahimYiyun ChenBenji DiazMatt KapelaJeremy KurthBen RodriguezOmid Tavakoli and Candice Vlcek.

The “43rd Student Show,” in the Center and South Galleries, features more than 50 works by nearly 40 CSU students, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and ceramics.

The exhibits are on view from Thursday, March 27, through Saturday, May 3. A closing reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25.


CSU Photo @ the Student Exhibition

March 27, 2014
Best of show

Wade Gagich’s photographic work, Tongue and Nails won Best of Show.


Wade Gagich cleans up. He also won Best of Photography.

Wade Gagich cleaned up. He also won Best of Photography.

Congratulations to Wade and everyone who submitted or exhibited their photo work at the Annual Student Art Show or the Merit Scholar Exhibition. Photo represented. Lots of photo work was included, and lots of it sold. A major Cleveland art collector, as well as President Berkman purchased several pieces. Check out the slide show of photo students with their work at the opening reception (click on a thumbnail, use arrow keys to advance):

Complete list of award winners:

Best of Show –  Wade Gagich,  Tongue & Nails
Best of 3D –  Elise Kurth, Henrietta
Best of Drawing – Stephanie Boyle, Extreme Ways
Best of Painting  –  Danielle Miller, White Lies
Best of Print –  Bethany Kazmir, Female Anatomy
Best of Photo –  Wade Gagich, Mona Lucy
Best of Project 60 – Jeanetta Ho, Desolata

Honorable Mentions:

3D –  Bobby Allen, Reliquary for L’albatros
Drawing – Danielle Miller, Shattered
Painting  – Benji Diaz, Eating Our Continuity
Print –  Dunya Abrahim,  Lost Adolescence
Photo –  Matt Wolosz, #1 and #2
Project 60 – Jim Triner, Out of the Blue Inspiration

CSU Student Shows in Cool Cleveland

March 26, 2014


43rd Annual Student Art Show
Merit Scholarship Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 5-8pm
Exhibition runs to May 3

Talented Art Students Organize Two Exhibitions @ CSUArtGallery from Cool Cleveland:

“This Thursday, The Galleries at Cleveland State University host their 43rd Annual Student Art Show and Merit Scholarship Exhibition. The Student Show is a juried exhibition organized entirely CSU’s Student Organization of Fine Arts (SOFA).

This year’s jurors are Sean Burns and Brandon Juhasz. Burns is a fairly recent graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art (Drawing with a minor in Printmaking) and owner of Lakewood’s Breakneck Gallery.

Juhasz is a Cleveland-based photographer who uses alternative techniques to expand the definition and nature of photography. His work has been exhibited at The Galleries at CSU, SPACES, MOCA Cleveland and more. He is currently doing a residency as part of Cleveland West Art League’s (CWAL) 6 in Studio at 78th Street Studios.

The Merit Scholarship Exhibition is a contractual obligation of students receiving the Art Department’s Merit Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Dunya Abrahim, Yiyun Chen, Benji Diaz, Matt Kapela, Jeremy Kurth, Ben Rodriguez, Omid Tavakoli and Candice Vlcek.”

Thanks for the great article, Josh! CLICK HERE to read Josh Usmani’s complete article in Cool Cleveland about the Student Art Show and the Merit Scholar Exhibition.

For more information, visit The Galleries at CSU’s website.