CCAD grads make blue-ribbon appearances at 2017 Ohio State Fair

Graduate Studies, Life at CCAD, CCAD alumni and faculty with work on view at 2017 Ohio State Fair

While you’re checking out the butter cow or noshing on fried-something-on-a-stick at this year’s Ohio State Fair, make sure to take time out to visit the Cox Fine Arts Center, where a juried exhibition is showing off some of the finest fine art pieces from around the Buckeye State — a number of which come from Columbus College of Art & Design grads, faculty, and family. Find a PDF of the show's exhibition catalog here.

Graduate Studies, Life at CCAD, Ohio State Fair fine arts exhibition

Nikos Rutkowski (Fine Arts, 2002) brought home the award for 2nd Best of Show, while Christopher Burk (Fine Arts, 1999) received recognition as 3rd Best of Show. Both entered in the Professional category.

CCAD was also represented by the following artists in the exhibition’s Professional category: William Arnold (Art Instruction – Visual Arts – New Projects, 2017), Sandra Aska (Fine Arts, 1964), Mary Isabelle Bauer (Illustration, 2000), Jennifer Bender (Photography, 1996), Erinn Bessler (Fine Arts, 2009), Richard Borgia (Fine Arts, 1971), Jennifer Brown (Interior Design), Molly Burke (Fine Arts, 2006, faculty), Todd Camp (Photography, 1989) Amanda Cook (Illustration, 1999), David Denniston (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1990), Christine Depiro Abbott (Fine Arts, 2005), Jennifer Dunlap (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1993), Paul Emory, Kaylynn Etienne (Fine Arts, 2017), David Flege (Illustration, 1985), Michael Fornadley, Amanda Gage, Christine Guillot Ryan (faculty), Michael Guinane (Illustration, 2000), Hiroshi Hayakawa (Photography, 1995, faculty), Bill Hunt (Professor Emeritus), Jeffrey Knick (Fine Arts, 2008), Marc Lincewicz (Illustration, 1992), Cheryl Marshall (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1969), Ken Marshall (Fine Arts, 1995), Kathy McGhee (faculty), Dylan Menges (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1998), Bill Meyer (Illustration, 2003), Kristin Morris (Illustration, 2002), Char Norman (faculty), Evangelia Philippidis (Illustration, 2009, faculty), Jason Routson (Fine Arts, 2008), Molly Savage, (Fine Arts, 2012), Jenny Scranton (Illustration, 1975), Don Slobodien, Allison Smith (Illustration, 1999), Jeff Stahler (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1977), Judith Steele (Interior Design, 1969), Kaname Takada (Fine Arts, 1989, faculty), Christopher Tennant (Fine Arts, 2006). Crystal Tursich (Visual Arts – New Projects, 2012), Michael Weiss, and Jessica Wojtasek (Illustration, 2008).

Current MFA students Anita Maharjan (Visual Arts – New Projects, 2018), Hannah Watters (Visual Arts – New Projects, 2018), and David Cooke (Visual Arts – New Projects, 2018) also exhibited in the Professional category, as did incoming MFA student Julia Hamilton,

CCAD was represented by the following artists in the exhibition’s Amateur category: Robert Becker (Illustration, 1979), Elaine Nosrati (Fine Arts, 2009), Katie Paluch (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2000), Carol Pierce (Photography, 2016), and Tara Potts (Illustration, 2002).