CCSC Art Students Receive Scholarships at Annual Student Exhibition | Culture & Leisure

Posted May 2, 2022
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Winni Simon’s “Lines” won the President’s Purchase Award. (Winnie Simon)

The Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College has named the 2021-22 scholarship recipients in recognition of their outstanding performance and dedication to the arts.

Winni Y. Simon received the Adrian “Ozz” Osborne Memorial Art Fellowship. The Frederick and Ursula Perl Endowed Art Scholarship went to Kate L. Yiu. Bryana J. Hockman received the Mary D. Thompson Studio Art Fellowship. Maritza Alvarado received the Ventura Potters Guild award in ceramics.

In addition to the scholarships that the SBCC Foundation oversees, there is a President’s Purchase Award, a precedent set by past presidents of the college to use one of the Foundation’s discretionary funds to purchase a student piece of art.

While touring the exhibit, Acting Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo selected two small pieces this year: “Line” by Winni Simon and “Frida” by Moa Cronheden.


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Moa Cronheden’s “Frida” won the President’s Purchase Award. (Moa Cronheden)

The awards ceremony was held at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery during the April 14 opening reception for the 2022 Annual Student Exhibition. The exhibition, which remains on view until May 6, includes the entire range of media taught in the department including 2D design, 3D design, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

The Atkinson Gallery is the Art Department’s showcase for the visual arts and hosts contemporary art exhibitions each academic year featuring international, national, regional and student artists working in a wide range of styles and media.

The gallery is in the humanities building, rm. 202 on the east campus of SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. Parking permits are required on weekdays. Contact the gallery before your visit to get a free pass.