For Stony Brook University art students, having a work featured at Sunwood has become a distinction in the Department of Art. This year 16 students can make that claim as winners of the fourth annual juried art competition that began when Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and his wife, Dr. Ellen Li, moved in to Sunwood and saw the opportunity to showcase student artwork on the walls of the mansion in Old Field. The off-campus conference venue is used for many events throughout the year, giving young artists much-coveted exposure.
During the course of the year, faculty from Stony Brook University’s Department of Art select exceptional pieces of their students’ work, which are given to a committee for review. President Stanley and his wife then choose the winning art from the committee’s top selections. The artists and their families are invited to Sunwood for a reception, held this year on April 29, honoring their work on display for the upcoming year.
The 2013 winners include:
John Brooks, “Guitar,” steel; nominated by Associate Professor Nobi Nagasawa
Sabrina Cacciatore, “She’s My Rose,” steel; nominated by Associate Professor Nobi Nagasawa
Rebecca Chipkin, “Italian Beach,” oil on Masonite (framed); nominated by Professor Howardena Pindell
Josee Gratia, “Fredlyn,” silkscreen (framed); nominated by Teaching Assistant Gina Altadonna
Meiling Jin, “Self Portrait,” ink on paper (framed); nominated by Teaching Assistant Fatima Shakil
Gahyung Lee, “Blue Grotto,” oil on canvas; nominated by Professor Howardena Pindell
Ja Young Lee, “Project After Di Vinci,” oil on canvas, nominated by Professor Howardena Pindell; “Still Life with Vases,” oil on canvas, nominated by Professor Howardena Pindell; “Solitude,” drypoint with watercolor; nominated by Teaching Assistant Gina Altadonna
Nicholas Maggiore, “Click,” steel and enamel paint; nominated by Associate Professor Nobi Nagasawa
Xiangzhi Meng, “Lone,” watercolor on paper; nominated by Teaching Assistant Fatima Shakil
Mindy Mosher, “Untitled,” two black & white photos; nominated by Assistant Professor Isak Berbic
Bici Peng, “Self Portrait,” oil on canvas; nominated by Teaching Assistant Ezra Thompson
Kareema Roushdy, “The Modern Egyptian Cat,” painted ceramic; nominated by Professor Toby Buonagurio
Jessica Rybak, “Organic Blossom,” lithograph; nominated by Visiting Artist Lorena Salcedo-Watson
Alexander Tayrien, “Eyes Wide,” acrylic and watercolor on paper (framed); nominated by Lecturer Jason Paradis
Tingting Xiao, “Still Life,” oil on canvas; nominated by Teaching Assistant Ezra Thompson
Liz Xiong, “21st,” mixed media (deep frame); nominated by Lecturer Jason Paradis
For more photos of the event, click here.