Current Exhibitions

81st Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition
Juror: Adam Welch
Exhibition dates: March 24 – April 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 6-8 pm 
Awards Presentation: 7 pm
The reception is free and open to the public!

Accepted works and awards revealed at the opening!

The 81st Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition sponsored by the Student Art Association features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition opens on March 24 and continues through April 7 at the John J McDonough Museum of Art. Artists will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, March 24 from 6-8 pm. The identity design for the exhibition was created by Lorenzo Devine, a current graphic design major in the Department of Art.

Awards presented at 7 pm during the opening reception range from cash awards to gift certificates. Local businesses and individuals have generously supported the annual exhibition every year. Award categories include, photography, painting, sculpture, digital media, graphic and interactive design. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the strength, breadth and diversity of YSU’s Department of Art. The awards reception and ceremony are free and open to the public.

We are honored to have as the juror for the exhibition, Adam Welch. He is an artist, musician and curator who has exhibited regionally and internationally. He is the recipient of the 2009 Individual Artists Fellowship in Installation/Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was awarded the 2008 Emerging Artist of the Year award by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. From 2008-2015 he served as the Curator at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where he curated over 60 solo and group exhibits of regional and national artists. Also he has overseen and organized over 30 group and solo exhibits of regional guilds, associations and international artists. Welch holds an MFA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BA from SUNY Stony Brook University.Art.


Venise Abell, Chris Andrews, Anthony Angelilli, Kasey Badgley, Alison Begala, Meg Bell, Lorenzo Devine, Desmond Duque, John Elias, Laura Garvin, Kristie Gearhart, Annette Gottuso, Kayla Hay, Jessica Hollabaugh, Jenna B. Hudock, Andrew Karmecy, Cheryl Kerekes, Joshua MacMillan, Kaylee Mondock, Daniel Newman, Stephanie Nussle, Adam Nye, Arielle Pilolli, Sayedah Rashad, Michael Rock, Zachary Scheidegger, Ivory Schneider, Liz Skeels, Amanda Spinosa, William Sutak, Anastasia Truby and Lydia Weisman

Awards List

3D Studies Sculpture Award
Kaylee Mondock, Clear Water

Alexander Award
Daniel Newman, Oracle

Anonymous Atheist Award
Arielle Piolli, Overlap

Berlinski-McCullough Award for Drawing
Anthony Angelilli, No Race. No Religion.
No Talk. No Problem.

Ceramic Award
Michael Rock, Untitled

Dr. Albert & Suzanne Cinelli Award
Amanda Spinosa, Swallow Nest

Dr. Albert & Suzanne Cinelli Award
Annette Gottuso, Mother of Five

Crnjak Painting Award
Joshua MacMillan, Somewhere Else

Grant/Yamashiro Award
Alison Begala, Family Photos

McCullough Drawing/Painting Award
Cheryl Kerekes, 68th Street

John J. McDonough Museum Award
Stephanie Nussle, K Cup Novo Coffee

John J. McDonough Museum Award
Anastasia Truby, Fire, Air, Water

John J. McDonough Museum Award
John Elias, Untitled

John J. McDonough Museum Award
Arielle Piolli, Black Swan Theory

Painting Award
Jenna B. Hudock, Exploring Tension

Ron Sheban Photography Award
Venise Abell, Broken

Standard Ceramic Supply Company Award
Stephanie Nussle, Garniture Series

Star Supply Ceramics Award
Kristie Gearhart, Claybies 1 & 2

Star Supply Sculpture Award
Alison Begala, War on Women:
The State of Sexual Education in
the U.S.

Star Supply Sculpture Award
Zachary Scheidegger, Lauren