News • February 25, 2022

Honors Exhibit displays creative artwork from CBU students

Honors Exhibit displays creative artwork from CBU students

Emma Limtiaco, a fine art senior, received the Best Overall Award during the Honors Exhibit.

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2022) – California Baptist University hosted an opening reception for the ninth annual Honors Exhibit at the Rose Garden Chapel Art Gallery on Feb. 22.

Honors Exhibit displays creative artwork from CBU studentsAddie Panasiuk,
first place

A variety of work produced by CBU students in fine art courses are on display at the exhibit until early March. Fine art faculty selected more than 70 works, which feature painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpture. Though the works come from fine art classes, the students featured in the exhibition come from a variety of majors.

Kristi Lippire, associate professor of visual art, said faculty look for the best examples of work in terms of craftsmanship, concept and execution created in their classes.

“This exhibition is a way to encourage and support our students on campus that make really good artwork in our classes,” Lippire said. “Students love seeing their work in the context of a gallery space and that keeps the bar high in terms of what can be done.”

Brenna Buell, second place Brenna Buell,
second place

During the opening reception, three People’s Choice Awards were handed out, after the public voted on their top choice. For the People’s Choice, Addie Panasiuk received first place, Brenna Buell received second and Steven Martinez received third.

Additionally, fine art faculty presented a Best Overall Award. It is usually a fine art major who has shown excellence in a number of art classes and who had several media entered into the show, Lippire said.

Emma Limtiaco, a fine art senior, was named Best Overall. She has six pieces in the exhibit, using media such as acrylics, oil paint, watercolor and marker. She was happy to have pieces chosen for the exhibit and to be chosen as the Best Overall.

Steven Martinez, third placeSteven Martinez,
third place

“It's always exciting to have opportunities to show my work in a formal setting. It's exciting to be acknowledged for artwork that represents my personal style,” Limtiaco said. “I love the faculty, so it means a lot that they’d select me.”

The Honors Exhibit is open through March 11. Gallery hours are noon-3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 2-6 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday.

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