Champlain College Student Artists Honored at 2017 Juried Art Show

Juried Show

BURLINGTON, Vt. (April 6, 2017) - Students, faculty and staff alike gathered on Wednesday, April 5, to celebrate the winners of the second annual campus-wide juried student art exhibition. The show opened March 30 and featured 34 student artists selected by a jury made of faculty and industry professionals. These works were in a variety of mediums, which included video, 3D modeling, graphic design, digital painting, photography, illustration, and painting.

Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman and Communications and Creative Media Division Dean Paula Willoquet both spoke about the role the arts plays in a Champlain College education and announced their individual choices for best piece in the show.

The winners are as follows:

  • President's Choice- Jenna Henry A Busy Mind
  • Dean's Choice- MacKenzie Brandon Scenes Of A Mud Puddle
  • Jury Selection - First Place- Michael Andreula Train Market
  • Jury Selection - Second Place- Scott "Zento" Slinger 2017 Ride- 2016 Otis Mountain Get Down
  • Jury Selection - Third Place- Colton Orr Lunar Suit

The following winners were chosen by a popular vote:

  • Audience Choice: Illustration/Painting- Ben Demars Frida Kahlo in Construction Paper
  • Audience Choice: Graphic Design- Jenna Henry A Busy Mind
  • Audience Choice: 3D Modeling/Sculpture- Colton Orr Lunar Suit
  • Audience Choice: Video/Audio- Scott "Zento" Slinger 2017 Ride- 2016 Otis Mountain Get Down
  • Audience Choice: Photography- Thomas Rose untitled

The Student Juried Show runs through April 15 in the CCM Art Gallery on the second floor of the Center for Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Sundays, College Holidays and during exhibition installations. It is free and open to the public. For more information and learn about upcoming shows, visit

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit