Art show features work of 43 students


The Yahara Journal hosted a reception for its annual student art show on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Truax Gallery. During the reception, best of show winners were announced.

First-place best of show went to Merle Sternberg for her painting, “If Blind Tom Were Alive Today.”

Baotran Vo was awarded second-place for her set of paintings titled, “Separation.”

Quinn Buckner was awarded third-place for his ceramic piece, “Underwater Blues.”

Five other submissions were selected as best of show finalists, including:

  • “Awaken,” by Ellie Froelich.
  • “Drip,” by Silke Van Der Weide.
  • “Introvert,” by Eric Taggart.
  • “Run Sister,” by Armando Reyes.
  • “Odin’s Box,” by Jin-Kahn Lee.

The student art show was on display from Nov. 4 to Nov. 27. The exhibit featured 81 items from 43 students. In addition to paintings and ceramic work, the art show included photographs, prints, metal work and jewelry.

Items that were displayed in the student art show will be considered for publication in the next edition of the Yahara Journal, scheduled to print in April.

The Yahara Journal is holding a fall semester writing contest until Dec. 6. Students can enter up to five poems or short stories using the online entry form located at To enter any literary or fine art works, just select the “submissions” button.