awardeesThe Annual Student Art Exhibition has been a vital part of the Skyline College Creative Arts program, and an important aspect of an art student’s educational experience.  It provides students the opportunity to prepare and present their artwork in a professional setting, which serves as a platform for public exposure – itself a learning experience different from that gained in the classroom – and facilitates community-building by bringing together students, their families, faculty and staff, and the local community.

On April 19, the reception and first-ever award ceremony for the 18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition was held at the Skyline College art gallery against a lively backdrop of music, oven-fresh pizza, desserts, and beverages.  With over 200 in attendance, Dean Donna Bestock along with art professors Arthur Takayama, Tiffany Schmierer, Bridget Fischer, and Paul Bridenbaugh presented the awards to this year’s winners. Featuring a selection of over 100 artworks in all media, it was a great place for students, their families, and faculty members to mingle and learn more about each other.

The Skyline College art department and art gallery extends their congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year’s exhibition!

This year’s Juror’s Awards went to:

Leilani Hanaike – Photography Award

Steven Clinton – Photography Award

Hannah Colom – Painting Award

Jan Couvillon -Painting Award

Tahnee Riddick – Ceramics Award

Florence Monzasch – Ceramics Award

Clowette Williams – Sculpture Award

Katie Burke – Digital Award

Danielle Zabala – Work on Paper Award

Valerie Fernandez – Work on Paper Award

Daniel del Castillo – Mixed Media Award

Bradford Carpio – Best 2D Award

Kelsey Sailors – Best 3D Award

Melissa Nazzal – ‘Hundo P’ (Hundred Percent) Award

Jay Ku – ‘G.O.A.T.’ (Greatest of All Time) Award


The Student Art Exhibition was on view in the Art Gallery from April 17 to May 12.

Skyline College’s Art Gallery is an educational and community oriented exhibition space, with programming that reflects our College Mission and Values. We exhibit a mixture of student shows, faculty exhibits, and curated exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists.