Announcing the 2017 Student Art Competition Winners

For the past nine years, SUNY Empire State College has provided an opportunity for its students to showcase their artistic talents via the Annual Student Art Competition.

This year, the committee made up of widely talented judges, selected a top three and several honorable mentions from numerous submissions. In the fall, the college community voted and selected one piece of artwork that will be turned into a decorative poster and displayed across the college. 

Additionally, in honor of SUNY Empire’s recently formed partnership with the University of the West Indies, the committee also selected one piece of artwork that embodies the “Year of the Caribbean” theme and this image will be displayed as a poster throughout the college as well. 

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 winners!

First Place

1st place winner of the 2017 Student Art Competition

"Maya", by Cleopatra Christodoulides.

Portrait of Maya Angelou, painted with only coffee on pages of her book, 'Why the Caged Bird Sings'.

Second Place

black and white photography

"Rami's Dream", by Chris Bowman.

Photograph, taken at the Museum of the City of New York; straight shot, no manipulation.

Third Place and Poster Winner

3rd Place and Poster winner of the 2017 Student Art Competition.

"Blue Bloom", by Deborah Berlin.

Colored pencil on blank ink, cardstock. Derivative work of reference of a Blue Dahlia bloom with glowing center. Photo by Chris Filli.

Year of the Caribbean Poster Winner

Year of the Caribbean Poster winner of the 2017 Student Art Competition

"Cuban Woman Smoking a Cigar", by Natural Langdon.

Photograph taken in Cuba in 2016. Digital Inkjet print.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention for the 2017 Student Art Competition

"Self Portrait", by Isaac Aracena.

Self-Portrait via Photoshop.


Honorable Mention for the 2017 Student Art Competition

"Blinding Light", by Stefanie Corey.

Oil on Canvas, 24" x 48". The inspiration for this painting was the many phases of a sunrise and sunset.


Honorable Mention for the 2017 Student Art Competition

"St. Martha", by Geoffrey Doig-Marx.

Being a dancer, Martha Graham was a huge influence on Geoffrey, so he created a series of paintings to honor her. This is one of the paintings of Martha in Lamentations. This painting is also currently hanging in the lounge of The Martha Graham Company and school in New York City.

NOTE: For information, contact Danielle Boardman at 518-587-2100, ext. 2255 or danielle.boardman@esc.edu

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