JJC Students Honored at State Competition

Four JJC art students triumphed at the Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition (ICCJAE) receiving Best in Show, two Merit awards and a People’s Choice award.
The annual exhibition, which was held at Governor’s State University, displayed 55 works of art from seven local community colleges. Of those works, nine received awards.
The following JJC students were recognized at an awards ceremony held on March 3: Brandon Durkin of Shorewood with Best in Show; Meagan Kuk of Plainfield with a Merit award; and Rachel Long of Elwood and Rodrigo Montoya of Joliet with a Merit and People’s Choice award for a collaborative piece.
JJC students had the most pieces accepted into the exhibition, and received the most awards, JJC Professor Joe Milosevich said.
Six other JJC students displayed their work at the exhibit, including: Carrie Bradford of Shorewood; Jessica Cuevas of Joliet; Ashley Cummins of New Lenox; Tatiana Diaz of Plainfield; Kevin Gamboa of Mokena; and Christopher Wilson of Plainfield.
Juror Christopher D. Smith, gallery director at Linda Warren Projects, selected the winning pieces judged on artistic merit. He surveyed nearly 240 works of art from nine community colleges to make his final selection of 55 pieces from seven community colleges.
The ICCJAE celebrates the work of young artists from local community colleges.

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