Two students from the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School (HAS) students won top honors at this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition, and a third HAS student won a special Juror’s Prize. The awards were announced at the closing reception for the exhibition on March 27 in the Joseloff Gallery.
See photos from the reception and awards ceremony on Flickr. (Photos by Roger Castonguay '07, The Defining Photo)
Rachel Rubenbauer, a senior majoring in ceramics, and Erin Shaw, a senior photography major, won this year’s Purchase Prizes.
Rubenbauer won a Purchase Prize for her sculpture, My Estranged Sister, and Shaw won for her photo diptych, The Things Left Behind.
Every year, two student artists are selected to receive Purchase Prizes in the amount of $1,000 each, made possible through the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment Trust. The winning students’ artwork becomes part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, to be owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University in offices and public spaces.
A third HAS student, senior photography major Tiffany Lee, won a Juror’s Prize for her photograph, Ivy. The $100 Juror’s Prize is a special honorable mention.
The annual juried student art exhibition and prizes were established by Alexander A. Goldfarb, who was dedicated to the arts and to furthering the careers of young artists.
The exhibition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Hartford. Each year, students are invited to enter their finest work, which is juried by a professional in the visual arts. Entries reflect a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, sculpture, ceramics, video, and photography.
This year’s invited guest jurors were David Klein and Richard Reid of KleinReid, a dynamic New York studio creating handmade ceramics, lighting, prints, and more.