10 SUNY Empire State College Student-Artists to Show in Competitive SUNY 2011 Student Art Exhibition at Albany Gallery
By Helen Edelman, Manager, Exchange
December 7, 2011
Ten Metropolitan Center students’ work have been selected to be displayed in the State University of New York 2011 Fall Student Art Exhibition, at the SUNY central-administration gallery in Albany. Their pieces were among numerous submissions from students across the SUNY system. (Pictured left: Work by Claudia Rocha-van Holt demonstrates painting within a digital medium.)
Works range from innovative photographic processes to digital prints made at the Metropolitan Center digital media lab at Hudson Street. They show a range of aesthetic genres including documentary photography, abstract painting and painting within the digital medium, as demonstrated in the work of Claudia Rocha-van Holt. Especially encouraged to submit work were graduating seniors from 2011, as well as current students.
Metro students participating in the event include (mentors’ names follow in parentheses):
- Steven P. Harris (Betty Wilde-Biasiny)
- Cordell Price (BWB)
- Sean Stefan Sampson (BWB)
- Bridget Benson ESC '11 (Raul Manzano)
- Dennis Lee ESC '11 (RM)
- Leah Kozak ESC '11 (BWB)
- Claudia Rocha-van Holt (BWB)
- William Saunders (BWB)
- Melissa Stanley (BWB)
- Irene Villasenor (Ruth Goldberg)
“The opportunity to send Empire State College students as ambassadors of our school and visual art program is a huge incentive for students to achieve and succeed in the art world,” says Associate Professor Betty Wilde-Biasiny, a mentor at Metro.
This competition for awards and monetary prizes includes the first round of student work selected by mentors at the college, carefully curated, professionally matted and framed--mostly by the students--then shipped to the site. Last year, SUNY Empire State College garnered one $500 honorable mention and resulted in invitations to two students to participate in the Albany State Museum Best of SUNY show.