Posts Tagged ‘Merit Scholar Exhibition’

Student Art Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition

March 17, 2015


The Student Art Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition
The Galleries at CSU
Opening reception: Thu, Mar 26, 5-8pm
Through Fri, May1

Entries for the juried Student Art Show will be accepted Wed, Mar 19 and Thu, Mar 20 from 10am until 4pm. Click here for more information. Good luck!


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.

Visiting Artist Chin-pao Chen

April 4, 2014
Chin-pao Chen lecturing to CSU photo students.

Chin-pao Chen lecturing to CSU photo students.

We were fortunate to have Visiting Artist Chen-pao Chen visit CSU photo this week.

Chen talking about the student exhibitions currently on view at The Galleries at CSU.

Chen talking about the student exhibitions currently on view at The Galleries at CSU.

Chen is a photographic artist based in Taiwan. He is in town on a Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion residency. He is doing his residency at the Cleveland Print Room. You can see his work on his website:

CSU photo, Chin-pao Chen and Donald Black at The Galleries at CSU.

CSU photo, Chin-pao Chen and Donald Black at The Galleries at CSU. (Click for larger image)

Here we all are. As an added bonus, friend of CSU photo Donald Black Jr. also came along and provided feedback on student work as well. That’s him just to the right of Chin. Donald visited earlier this semester.

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 Art Show in the Media

April 19, 2013

Ryan Upp, Best in Show

From Cleveland Scene:

Readers of criticism learn that an artist’s “maturity” is something good, whatever this obscure quality may be. If it is anything, it is command of powers, and especially the ability to make newness. At the start of their careers, artists copy lessons, repeat without adding, and stumble on clever “discoveries” that have been new a thousand times before. The “mature” creator’s influences can still be recognized, but their implementation of a theme or style creates something distinctly new, not simply callbacks or aping.

In this sense, there is mature work to be found even among remarkable youngsters, like some in the Galleries at Cleveland State University’s two exhibits of students’ work, the juried 42nd Annual Student Art Show and the Merit Scholar Exhibition…

Omid Tavakoli, Best of Photography

Omid Tavakoli, Best of Photography

Student Art Show Drop Off

March 13, 2013

The drop-off days for this year’s Student Show are March 20 and 21 from 10am–4pm in the Art Gallery. Each student may submit up to four pieces that were completed since last year’s Student Show drop-off. Even if you graduated since then, you’re eligible to submit this year!