Wentz exhibition showcases best student art

Chloe Watson and Bobby Coleman
April 08, 2014

The annual Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, highlighting the best artwork by McDaniel students, runs April 8-18 with an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 10 in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall.

All students in the college’s department of art and art history are invited to submit up to five pieces of art that they have done while studying at McDaniel for inclusion in the exhibition.

McDaniel alumni Chloe Watson and Bobby Coleman are jurors for the exhibition and announced the eight award winners, including a Foundations Award that is open to work done in Drawing One (Perceptual Drawing and Design) during the opening reception:

  • Best in Show: Lily Galzerano ’15 of Newburyport, Mass. for "I cleaned my Room for This"
  • 1st Place: Julia Celebrado-Royer ’14 of Havre de Grace, Md. for "Family Portrait"
  • 2nd Place: Brent Budge ’15 of Westminster, Md. for "Synesthesia I, II, and Dystonia"
  • 3rd Place: Julia Celebrado-Royer for "Blind Recollection Series"
  • Honorable Mention: Casey Roberds ’14 of Westminster, Md. for "Progression"
  • Honorable Mention: Lauren Parks ’15 of Hagerstown, Md. for "Tomato Soup What?"
  • Honorable Mention: Amanda Owens ’15 of Doylestown, Pa. for "Proofs of Pythagorean Theorem"
  • Foundations Award: Hunter Metcalf ’17 of Blain, Pa. for "Self-Portrait"

Chloe Watson’s paintings and drawings of landscapes and architecture are based on the places where she has lived. A 2007 McDaniel graduate, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in interdisciplinary art from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2010. She currently resides in Baltimore and works as the operations manager at Charm City Cakes.

Baltimore-based painter Bobby Coleman is known for his large, abstract paintings dealing with themes of graffiti, doodling, building, as well as mark manipulation. He received a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel in 2009 and went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and studio art from American University in 2011.

The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. Rice Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.