Spotlight on art

UAA's final art show of the semester, the No Big Heads' 15th annual self portrait juried art exhibition, had 48 entrants and 10 winners this year.

The winners in the show :

First prize ($400): Lisa Ballard for “Self Portrait in Hideous” and Suzanne D. Tasker for “Self Portrait.”

Second prize ($200): Melissa Hesselbach “A Shadow of My Future Self” and Yulia Kalagaeva for “Untitled.”

Kalagaeva was not awarded any money as she is the gallery manager.

Third prize ($100): David Allen “Weathered,” Gretchen Groissant “My Reaction to Your Actualization,” Bruce Porter “Kirby,” Heather Shumar “Coming up for Air,” and Michelle Yep for “Changes."

Starving artist award (Subway coupons): Billie Martin

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The juror of the contest was Linda Ridgway, a professor at Cedar Valley Community College in Dallas, Texas. Ridgway was named Texas Artist of the Year in 1999.

The next art show to be held at the Campus Center Gallery is a Student Print Invitational that will run from Jan. 11-25 and will hold its opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 11. Printmakers from all over the country are invited to submit to the invitational. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The UAA Campus Center Gallery has a new student manager, Yulia Kalagaeva. Kalagaeva began as manager after former manager Nathan Shafer resigned over an art incident in which he responded to a “Got Jesus” sign near the gallery. Shafer painted signs that reflected out of the gallery that said, “Got Racism,” “Got Bigotry,” etc. He said he was asked to write a letter to the editor to appear in the Northern Light, saying that he apologized for the incident. He refused and said, “I would rather work at a liquor store than write the letter.