Online art show shares Victor Valley College students’ work with community

This collage of Victor Valley College students' work in various mediums shows a sample of the art on display as part of the Fall 2020 Student Art Show available online until Feb. 16, 2021.

Victor Valley College’s Fall 2020 Student Art Show recently made its online debut, featuring students’ best work in digital art, drawing, painting, photography and sculpting.

“We owe it to our students to share their work with the world,” said VVC Art Department Chair Frank Foster. “We are very fortunate to have wonderful, kind and talented students.” 

The art show can be visited online at until Feb. 16, 2021. The student art show is always presented to the public in order to “serve as a bridge between the college and the community,” the website states.

“Due to the COVID-19-related lockdown, we wanted to provide our students a platform to display their art and invite the community to view the show,” the art show website states. “Art is an essential part of any culture. It allows individuals to communicate ideas that can range from the concrete to the abstract.”

This screen grab from Victor Valley College’s online Fall 2020 Student Art Show displays a sample of the artwork available to view on until Feb. 16, 2021. These pieces are from Art 112, a 2D design class.

The Art Show will be judged on the following categories: 2D Design (CART, Photoshop), 3D Design (Sculpture), Drawing/ Life Drawing, Photography, and Painting. Awards will be given by category, including a $100 first place prize. Second place will receive $75 and third place will receive $20. 

The jurors judging the art are Dr. Karen Miskell, chair of VVC’s music department; Rosemary Rivas, a VVC graduate and local artist; Thom Bond, owner of American Art & Frame Co. in Apple Valley; Troy Kuhns, chair of the VVC welding program; Sergey Astakhov, a director and filmmaker; Mary Vazquez, a recent VVC graduate pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from CSU Fullerton; and Kenyona Krick, an instructional program specialist at the college.