25 Awards poster 
25 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from the 2015 DVA Annual Student Exhibit at Greenville Technical College. The 2015 DVA Annual Student Exhibit marks the culmination of a year of studio practice by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College's visual and applied art students. 93 works including 25 award winners comprise the exhibit. 25 Awards represents many courses of study offered by the Department of Visual Arts including design & color, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, computer animation, and website design. According to Shane Howell, Chair of the Department of Visual Arts, "This exhibition encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents. 25 Awards also offers the public the opportunity to enjoy the best of the best from Greenville Technical College's Department of Visual Arts."

Enid Williams, Professor of Art, notes, "This year there were 129 submissions for consideration by the jurors, Michael and Roxane Vatalaro, each professional artists in their respective disciplines. Michael retired as Clemson University's Visual Art Department Chair where he taught ceramics for more than 25 years. He continues to exhibit nationally and internationally. Roxane Chase Vatalaro founded Art ala Carte, a design company that specialized in designing identity systems and promotions in the upstate of South Carolina. She then became a full-time designer at Furman University. Their diverse artistic outputs created an ideal partnership in jurying a broad ranging exhibit like our student show."

25 Awards will be on view January 23 through February 14, 2016 at RIVERWORKS Gallery. An artist reception will be held on First Friday, February 5, from 6-9pm.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual Arts at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS Gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC. Operating hours are 1-5pm Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Director
(864) 271-0679 or email