Christopher Talbot, Andrew Dupree, Jack Shanklin, Alex Sunsin, Madeline Castillo, Sarah Jentsch, Bailey Idom Coll and Delaney Hahn

Some of the SFA Art Alliance 2018 Spring Show winners and faculty are, back row, from left, School of Art Director Christopher Talbot, Andrew Dupree, Jack Shanklin; front row, from left, Alex Sunsin, Madeline Castillo, Sarah Jentsch, Bailey Idom Coll and Delaney Hahn.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Art Alliance student organization at Stephen F. Austin State University recently held its 35th Annual Spring Art Show in the School of Art galleries. Forty-one art students entered 87 works.

Jed Perl, distinguished critic and juror of Texas National 2018, juried the show. He chose 46 works for inclusion.
The winners Perl selected included Alex Sunsin, Dallas junior, first place for “The Noose,” “Light in Darkness” and “Man in the Shadows,” archival inkjet prints; Sarah Jentsch, Etoile senior, second place for “Martyrdom of Rotten Fruit,” lithograph, “Meadowlark in Spring,” lithograph, and “Ex Avium Ossa,” artist book; and Madeline Castillo, League City sophomore, third place for “Enfold,” bronze, and “Bennet and Co.,” sterling silver.

Honorable mentions went to Bailey Idom Coll, Nacogdoches graduate student, for “Comes in Waves,” “The Classifieds” and “All Caps,” mixed media; Andrew Dupree, Oil City senior, for “A Brief Conversation with Mae West,” wood; Delaney Hahn, Austin sophomore, for “Life as We Know It,” bronze; Shelby Martin, Henderson senior, for “Our Time is Golden,” woodcut, “Pour Out My Soul,” woodcut, and “A Never-Ending Cycle,” linocut; and Jack Shanklin, Thousand Oaks, California, graduate student, for “Third on the Left,” ceramic.

Each winner received a cash prize.