Art & Design Student Exhibition Winners Announced

Art & Design Student Exhibition Winners Announced

May 3, 2022 | ,

During a reception for the Annual East Central College Art & Design Student Exhibition, the Best of Show was presented to Manny McQueen for his Self Portrait.

That is in addition to several other Best in Category and Honorable Mention accolades presented at the exhibition reception held April 28 in the ECC Art Gallery.

The exhibit is a celebration of the culmination of the year’s hard work, growth, and learning by the students, according to Jennifer Higerd, ECC art instructor and gallery coordinator.

This is the first reception that was held in person since 2019. For the artists, it is an opportunity for their parents, friends, and family to join the faculty to acknowledge and honor their hard work.

The Art & Design Exhibition showcases the work ECC students accomplished over the course of the academic year. The show closes Wednesday, May 4.

During the award presentations, Sean Barton, graphic design instructor, described that the class of freshman and sophomore students as a “powerhouse,” due to the number of incredible artists in the ECC program.

Students may submit up to five works to be considered for the exhibition. The art faculty selected the works to be on display, and an outside judge – Michael Behle, artist and art professor at UMSL — chose the best works in each category as well as the Best in Show award.

Listed are the show winners and honorable mentions by category, and the names of the works:

Best of Show

Manny McQueen – Self Portrait

Digital Design (Poster Design)

Honorable Mention – Caleb Brinker, Visit Rothyll travel poster

Best in Category – Parker Williamson, Labyrinth, have a cup of tea

Digital Design (Page Design)

Honorable Mention – Carolyn Horst, Gerard Way

Best in Category – Blake Rodgers, Critical

Digital Photography

Best in Category – Sage Sparkman, Delicate Daffodils

Graphic Design

Best in Category – Carter Hanse, Wild Advances


Honorable Mention – Miriam Bondor, Love With Your Life

Best in Category – Joseph McCary, Art School Jesus

Sculpture (3D Design, Ceramics)

Honorable Mention – Madison Barbarick, Humminghorse

Honorable Mention – Manny McQueen, Ugly Tiger

Best in Category – Carter Hanse, Treeli

Functional Ceramics

Best in Category – Manny McQueen, Sake Set


Honorable Mention – Kylee Vawter, Self Portrait

Best in Category – Emma Lombardino, Self Portrait


Honorable Mention – Megan Pritchard, Colanders & Cones

Honorable Mention – Emily Knoppe, Arts n’ Cats

Best in Category – Chloe Eades, Not your hole

Figure Drawing

Honorable Mention – Mary Bequette, Skellyman & the Patient

Honorable Mention – Emily Knoppe, Colorful Figure

Best in Category – Abby Stanfield, Female Figure

2D Design

Honorable Mention – Caleb Brinker, 200 Lines

Best in Category – Lacy Buchanan, Danny 5 Ways


Honorable Mention – Emily Knoppe, Aerial Witchcraft

Honorable Mention – Ash Dodson, Vegan Pho Bowl

Honorable Mention – Travis Gatlin, The Harp

Best in Category – Sara Carter, Unreliable