Two Hartford Art School students won top honors on March 29 at the opening reception for the 23rd annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition in the Joseloff Gallery.
Sam Miller, a junior majoring in sculpture, and Sarah Mitrani, a senior photography major, won this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Purchase Awards.
Miller won a purchase prize for his mixed media sculpture titled Human Landscape (2012), made of glass, concrete, oak, pine, and limestone.Mitrani won for her archival inkjet print, Untitled (Hospital), 2011.
Sam Miller won a Purchase Award for his mixed media sculpture, "Human Landscape."
Photos by Roger Castonguay '07, The Defining Photo.
Each year, two student artists are selected to receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each, made possible through the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment Trust. The winning students’ artwork becomes a part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, to be owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University, in offices and public spaces.
Sarah Mitrani (left) won a Purchase Award for her archival inkjet print, "Untitled (Hospital)."
She is pictured with Marion Belanger, a faculty member in the Department of Photography.
The exhibition and purchase prizes were established byAlexander A. Goldfarb, who was dedicated to the arts and to furthering the careers of young artists.
The annual exhibition and awards are open to all undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Hartford. Each year, students are invited to enter their finest work, which is juried by a professional in the visual arts. Entries reflect a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, sculpture, ceramics, video, and photography.
The invited guest juror this year was Joseph D. Smith, sculptor and professor of art at Mount Holyoke College. This year, 244 works were submitted, and 75 were selected for the exhibition.