May 29, 2018
Archie Clark won top honors for outstanding achievement in art in Roane State Community College’s annual juried student art show, said Art Professor Stacy Jacobs.
Kevin Rodriguez was awarded the Anne Powers Promise Award, given to an artist deemed to have exceptional potential, while an entry titled “Dripping Pillow” by Taylor McMahan won the Art Spirit Award for experimentation in media.
Rodriguez took best in show for his entry, “Party Animal,” while Gracie Scott’s creation, “Assimilation Sub-Cult,” was second place, and Samantha Allen won third place for “Jumpshot.”
Honorable mentions were “Daydreaming” by Rodriguez, Braeden Gibson’s “Untitled,” “Inner Demons” by Victoria Waterman, “Curly Sue” by Samantha Allen, “Suspended Rings” by Gibson, and “Belle Meade Carriage House” by Clark.
Jacobs said a new scholarship has been established in memory of Jason Lee Golliher, a Roane State graduate who won a scholarship to study at The Art Institute of Boston and passed away in 2016.
“The Roane State Foundation is honored to award this scholarship in Jason’s memory to help other talented art students achieve their dreams,” a news release announcing the award stated.
Golliher’s mother, Susan, attended the scholarship presentation. This year’s recipient is Jessica Symonds.
Caption: Pictured, from left, are winners of the Roane State juried art show: Samantha Allen, Gracie Scott, Archie Clark, Victoria Waterman, Kevin Rodriquez and Braeden Gibson.