Ying Ye ’18 and Adrian Martinez ’17 Win Top Honors at Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition
Congratulations to Ying Ye ’18 (Painting and Drawing) and Adrian Martinez ’17 (Photography) on winning top honors in this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition! Every year, two student artists receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each, made possible through the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment Trust. The winning students’ artwork becomes part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, to be owned by the Hartford Art School proudly displayed throughout the University in offices and public spaces.
Seven additional HAS students received Honorable Mention for their artwork, including Joel Blackwood ’17, a photography major with a minor in visual communication design; Julia Scott ’19, a visual communication design major with a minor in art history; Krista Guerin ’18 with a major in painting and drawing; Hillyer College Professor Maria Johnson, Allison Flores ’17 with a major in ceramics and minor in photography; Timothy Miles ’17 with a major in printmaking, and printmaking senior Samantha Bechard.
We were thrilled to have Chiraag Bahkta acting as our 2017 Goldfarb guest juror. Mr. Bahkta, in addition to being a Hartford Art School alumnus, is an American based artists living in San Francisco. *Pardon My Hindi has been a pseudonym that he has been using for himself since 2002. His practice starts with collecting ephemera from various times and environments building upon a theme, which primarily relate to identity, history, and popular culture. His work draws from his background in the design industry and varies in medium including Printmaking, Collage, Photography and Assemblage. His work has been on view at various galleries and institutions including: The Smithsonian (DC), The Whitney (NY), and The Asian Art Museum (SF).