There had been 12 winners in 12 classes declared on Thursday at the closing Zoom reception of the 2021 Mass Attractiveness Scholar Exhibition, with every artist taking property a $100 scholarship award from the OCC Basis, marking a further year of university student creative achievements at Orange Coastline School. 

With 130 unique operates, this calendar year saw even much more entries than past calendar year. By utilizing Instagram as the medium, the gallery was in a position to put up all entries. Had the show been in person, it would have been constrained to fifty percent that amount of money due to area restrictions, claimed Tyler Stallings, Director of OCC’s Doyle Arts Pavilion.

The student exhibition was co-curated and juried by art record key Lisa Marie Garbutt,  trend major Shelby Sellers, and Visual and Accomplishing Arts Division college Leland Paxton. Garbutt also co-curated final year’s exhibition and took on an even larger function this calendar year, becoming the Direct University student Curator of the occasion.

Collectively, the modest crew had the tricky task of deciding on 12 winners out of 130 entries. Ram Nouri gained the “Renaissance Award: Most Skillful” for his portray entitled “The Hermit.” Sam Lay gained the “Leonardo da Vinci Award: Most Innovative” for his 3D geometric style entitled “Reverie Tower,” which was built working with a coding system called Grasshopper. Deanna Lim took household the “Van Gogh Award: Very best Painting” for her electronic painting entitled “See You.”

Mar Negrete gained the “Michelangelo Award: Ideal Sculpture” for her sculpture entitled “Larval Manticore.”  The “Claude Monet Award: Mother nature Art” went to Patricia Arana for her untitled electronic image function. Lisa Guillory took residence the “Albrecht Dürer Award: Finest Technical” for her combined-media piece entitled “Guo Pei Haute Couture.”

The “Dorothea Lange Award- Iconology and Symbolism” went to Chihiro Koga for her mixed media image entitled “Rainy Working day.” Eri Whiting took home the “Niépce Award: Photography” for her photographic work “All Equally By yourself.” The “Dwiggins Award: Ideal Design” went to Tian Bu for “Floating Sea” a combined media piece suspended by strings. Carla Galanti’s micropen on watercolor paper entitled “Portrait of France Gall” garnered the “Rockwell Award: Greatest Illustrator.”

Tin Phun won the “Muybridge Award: Ideal Storyteller” for his digital drawing entitled “I Will Usually Be Here”. And the “Nam June Paik Award: Very best Video” went to Kevin Rosas for his short video entitled “Starlight Theatre.”

This 12 months precisely noticed more online video entries with some spoken word, poetry and short narratives. The dominant media was electronic images. Stallings claimed that the many entries inspired the jury to develop groups this kind of as “Portraits” and “Nature” so that the images could be unfold out evenly over the 10-working day roll-out time period, which authorized the curators to post the is effective step by step and give viewers a probability to soak up it all in stages.

The awards ceremony on Zoom was well attended. OCC President Angelica Suarez explained a couple of phrases of congratulations to the winners and the curators. Between the winners existing at the ceremony was movie big Kevin Rosas who won the award for Very best Movie. Rosas was shocked by the get, obtaining created his movie for his ultimate project in the Movie 3 course. He just saw it as an assignment.

“I did not count on any audience other than my classmates, my professor and my pals. So, I made the decision to have enjoyable with it and make a movie that I absolutely predicted to resonate with just them. I did not see anyone outdoors of my circle acquiring it,” he stated.

Also current at the ceremony was pictures and movie and television major Lisa Guillory, winner of the award for Finest Technical, her piece “Guo Pei Haute Couture,” that was motivated by Rihanna’s physical appearance on the crimson carpet at The Achieved in 2015 in a gold and silk robe made by Pei. 

“I was truly stunned and particularly delighted and honored to have been chosen as the winner of the Albrecht Durer Award: Finest Technological,” Guillory claimed.

The virtual exhibition is however obtainable for viewing on the gallery’s Instagram web page.