Twenty-five art division students receive awards from the TCC Foundation


by Tatyana Nyborg

Metro Campus Associate Editor

In April, the 45th Annual Student Art Exhibition occurred at the the Tulsa Community College (TCC) Center for Creativity Event Hall.

Dwayne Pass, TCC associate professor, who teaches Print Making and Figure Drawing, opened the exhibition.

“This year, 25 art division students received $2,200 in awards from the TCC Foundation,” he said.

Rhonda Davis, TCC assistant professor, who teaches Art History I and II, and Fundamentals I classes, added; “Thank you very much for coming to the exhibition and your support.”

Then, the students obtained their awards by categories “Honorable Mention” and “Talentship.”

Anna Hicks, majoring in chemistry, received the “Talentship” award for her work “Peaceful Still Life.”

Anna Hicks, TCC student majoring in chemistry, took an art class and received the award for her “Peaceful Still Life” art work. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg

“I was taking art classes for fun,” said Hicks. “Art is my minor.”

“I am so excited,” she continued. “I was not expecting to get an award, I entered the show contest at last minute.”

“I am in my second year with TCC,” Hicks added. “I will be transferring to Northeastern State University (NSU.)”

“TCC is very beneficial and it is a good transition from high school to a four-year college,” she concluded.

Unusual sculptures, ceramics, paintings and drawings were selected by the jury to be shown at the 45th Annual Student Art Exhibition. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg

The following art works were awarded in the “Talentships” category:

“The Duke,” “Glasses in the Corner,” and “The Showdown” by Matthew Gilliland.

“Untitled 3” by Natalie Noolen.

“Perspective Visual” by Amanda Wood.

“Figure Study” and “Chicken Legs” by Noah Zwayer.

“Forest Floor Tea Set” and Jeff’s Jar” by Jessica Mosher.

“Sinking” by Eric Birchett.

“Peaceful Still Life” by Anna Hicks.

“Music” and “Reflections” by Taylor Morgan.

“Hand Shadows” John Boewe.