Thursday, September 26, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 Student Picks Winners

The Student Picks Sweepstakesended last Friday, and we’ve found our six winners!

Student Picks gives students the chance to curate their own one-day exhibitions of works on paper in the Cunningham Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.Six lucky students are chosen by lottery as part of a campus-wide sweepstakes that takes place each September.

Student Picks ballot box in the Museum Lobby, one of five locations around campus where students could enter the contest.

This year, we collected over one thousand ballots from the ballot boxes around campus, with entries from 271 students – that’s over ten percent of Smith's student body trying to win their own exhibition!

Jessica Nicoll, director of the Museum, came by the Cunningham Centerthis past Monday to pick our six winners and two alternates.

         Museum Director Jessica Nicoll picks another student curator from the bucket.

So, without further ado, this year’s Student Picks winners are ...

          November 1, 2013 – Amelia Yeoh Jia Min ‘17

          December 6, 2013 – Meredith Shanoski ‘16

          February 7, 2014 – Kenny Clarke ‘17

          March 7, 2014 – Khadejeh Al-Rijleh ‘16

          April 4, 2014 – Marion Gajonera ‘14

          October 3, 2014 - Lingxuan Li ‘17

Congratulations to the 2013-14 winners, and keep tuned for their upcoming exhibitions!

                                     A rainbow of winning Student Picks ballots

         "Best pop culture reference on a ballot" definitely goes to Paulina Wake SC '15

Speaking of Student Picks news, the first student exhibition of the year is fast approaching. Mina Zahin ’15 will present her show “Praying in a Lucid Dream” from 1-4PM on October 11 (the same day as this month’s free Second Friday)Her show will delve into psychedelic art, mystic understanding and the posters of Peter Max.

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