SCC Announces Art Show Winners

Sunflower at Sunset
First Place Award went to Abby Furr for Sunflower at Sunset (crayon/wax on canvas).

Rockin 60s
Second Place award went to Josh Woodward for Rockin’ 60’s (colored pencil).

Christmas Magic
Third place award went to Nina Efird for Christmas Magic (photography).

Stanly Community College (SCC) announced the winners of the annual art show during an opening reception held on March 26, 2019, on the Albemarle campus. Every year, the College encourages students, faculty, and staff to display their creative pieces for public viewing. This year’s exhibit showcased several genres of artistic talent that included oil paintings, pencil drawings, sculptures, digital art, and photography, just to name a few.

During the opening reception, Josh Gooch, SCC’s Advertising and Graphic Design Program Head, thanked guests and artists for attending the reception, the library for hosting the event, and the Student Government Association (SGA) for sponsoring the award ribbons for the show. “What an amazing variety of artwork on display,” noted Mr. Gooch. “Thanks to all who helped make this year’s event so successful. Every piece of artwork, whether it’s a photograph or a sculpture, should help us aspire to look for the beauty and inspiration that is all around us,” he added.

The 2019 winners include: First Place-Abby Furr (Albemarle) for Sunflower at Sunset, Second Place-Josh Woodward (Locust) for Rockin’ 60’s, and Third Place-Nina Efird (New London) for Christmas Magic. Honorable mentions were awarded to Dan Wray (Albemarle) for Brolly Blue (Water Drop), Jamie Hedrick (Stanfield) for Peacock Feather, and Miranda Marbry (Norwood) for How’d I Get Up Here. President’s Choice awards went to Nina Efrid for Christmas Magic, and Casey Stirewalt (Albemarle) for Steve Carell/Michael Scott. Faculty/Staff Best Of Show award went to Derek Kent (Monroe) for Silver Dragon. To view the artwork for award winners, honorable mentions, and president’s choice awards, please visit the College’s website at www.stanly.edu.

For more information about SCC’s creative programs, please contact Josh Gooch, Program Head of Advertising and Graphic Design at (704) 991-0263, or Sylvia Lewis, Business and Career Technologies Director for information on our Digital Photography Certificate Program at (704) 991-0287.

Honorable Mentions

Peacock Feathers
Jamie Hedrick for Peacock Feathers (Acrylic).

Brolly Blue (Water Drop)
Dan Wray for Brolly Blue (Water Drop) (Photography).

How’d I get Up Here
Miranda Marbry for How’d I get Up Here (Acrylic and Watercolor).

President's Choice

Christmas Magic
Nina Efird for Christmas Magic (Photography).

Steve Carell/Michael Scott
Casey Stirewalt for Steve Carell/Michael Scott (Charcoal/Graphite).

Faculty/Staff Best of Show

Silver Dragon
Derek Kent for Silver Dragon