30 Awards poster

30 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from The 2014 VPA Annual Student Exhibit at Greenville Technical College. The VPA Annual Student Exhibit marks the culmination of a year of studio practice by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College's visual art students. 119 works were juried into the exhibition. 30 Awards were chosen by the jurors and are now on view at RIVERWORKS Gallery. These award winners represent the many courses of study offered by the Visual and Performing Arts Department including sculpture, advertising design, computer animation, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and website design. Photography was prominently featured in this year's show. Joy Hart's black and white pigment print, The Woods, was awarded Best in Show.

"30 Awards encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents. This exhibit also offers the public the opportunity to enjoy the best of the best from Greenville Technical College's Department of Visual and Performing Arts." according to Shane Howell, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Enid Williams, Professor of Art and Gallery Director of the Benson Campus Galleries noted "This year there were 141 works submitted for consideration. Jurors Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well-known artists and art educators whose artistic orientations vary considerably. Ballard is a ceramist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Gaillard is an established photographer, currently teaching at Anderson University. Their diverse artistic outputs created an ideal partnership in jurying a broad ranging exhibit like our student show."

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Manager
(864) 271-0679 or email
or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/