Juried?Exhibition art scholarship awards announced

The Sleeth Gallery, in collaboration with the West Virginia Wesleyan College Art Department, announced the recipients of the 2013 Juror’s Choice and Student Art League scholarships at a ceremony held during the exhibition’s opening reception on Oct.18.

The exhibition was juried by WVWC Visiting Assistant Professor Tonja Torgerson and artist Neal Calvin Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn.

A total of 20 WVWC scholarships were awarded to high school artists from across the state. Seventeen artists, including Buckhannon-Upshur senior Alexis McDaniels and Elkins sophomore Sadie McCartney, were presented with Juror’s Choice awards of $500 per year (renewable for four years).

The top three awards were: Juror’s Choice Gold ($3,000 per year) given to Anna Jane Dudley from Capital High School in Charleston; Juror’s Choice Silver ($2,000 per year) given to Anna Brittingham from Washington High School in Charles Town; and the Student Art League Award ($1,000 per year) given to Megan Herdering from Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg.

The exhibition will be on display at the Sleeth Gallery located on the WVWC campus in McCuskey Hall at the corner of Main Street and College Avenue in Buckhannon through Friday.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.