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President’s Council Recognize Island University Student Artists with Scholarships

December 02, 2016


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 100 guests gathered together to celebrate student artists and enjoy the 15th annual President’s Council Art Show held Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Shopping Center.

The winners of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 2016 President’s Council Student Art Show are:

First placeAmanda Garza received first place for her oil painting, “Vanish.” Garza will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Second placeAmbrosia Washington received second place for her photograph, “Morning.” Washington will receive a $750 scholarship.

Third placeAllison Montgomery received third place for her oil painting, “Uptown.” Montgomery will receive a $500 scholarship.

“To be in the show at all was already an honor, but to win first place was unreal,” said Garza.

President’s Council members mingled with the student artists while enjoying music from student saxophonist, Matthew York and student guitarist Zachary Munoz. Visitors were able to cast their votes for the winning artwork and even had the opportunity to purchase their favorite pieces. 2016 President’s Council members were recognized with special gifts of wine and olive oil with the 2015 student winner artwork printed on the label. Outgoing President’s Council chairs were Laurel and Ken Herring.

Since 2001, the President’s Council Student Art Show has served to recognize the artistic talents of Islander students. Each year, eligible students are invited to submit works for the show, and members of the President’s Council vote to select the winners. The winning artwork becomes part of University’s permanent collection and is displayed in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, the Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center and Legacy Hall.

To see a full album of photos from the 2016 President’s Council Reception, click here.