Student Wins Best of Show at Short North Gallery

February 17th, 2014 by Amanda Pierce
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"Sorry Rose Boy" by Ashley Bevington. Photo by Phil Garrett.

“Sorry Rose Boy” by Ashley Bevington. Photo by Phil Garrett.

Fine Arts senior Ashley Bevington received the Juror’s Best of Show cash award for her ceramic piece Sorry Rose Boy at the Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio’s third annual all-CCAD student juried exhibition, Young Hearts 3.

Gallery owner John McCutcheon attended CCAD in 1979 and knows several current professors, prompting him to hold the inaugural all-CCAD student exhibition three years ago.

Photography sophomore Rosa Cautela won the second-place award and Fine Arts junior Brittany Bergamo took home the third-place award.

The exhibition was juried by Jeffrey Cortland Jones, chair of fine arts and professor of art at the University of Dayton, and is on display through Feb. 22 at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio.

Fifteen pieces are on display in the gallery by thirteen artists including Fine Arts seniors Ashley Bevington from Millersburg, OH (West Holmes High School), Kyle Bergamo from Columbus, OH (Columbus Alternative School), Jordin Caudill from Hilliard, OH (Mount Vernon High School), Nadia Lynch from Columbus, OH (Whetstone High School), Rachel Nicklaus from Columbus, OH (Saint Francis De Sales High School), Nicole Matta Santos from Mexico (International School Foundation);

Photography seniors Olivia James from Quincy, OH (Portsmouth High School) and Derick Whitson from Mansfield, OH (Mansfield Christian School);

Fine Arts junior Brittany Bergamo from Columbus, OH (Columbus Alternative School);

Illustration junior Sichong Xie from Xian Shaanxi, China (Xian Goaxin Number 1 High School);

Cinematic Arts sophomores Heather Taylor from Columbus, OH, and Laura Thatcher from Signal, TN (Chattanooga Christian High School); and

Photography sophomore Rosa Cautela from Westerville, OH (Westerville North High School).

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is located at 815 N. High St., Suites H & N, Columbus, OH, 43215. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30–3:30 p.m., and by appointment Monday–Sunday.

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