April 14, 2017-May 19, 2017

2017 Cuesta Student Art Exhibition

A total of 42 Cuesta College students showcase 62 works of art in Cuesta College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, running April 14 – May 12 in the college’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery.

Professional artist Nick Wilkinson, who lives and works on the Central Coast, juried the student works. Since 2015, Wilkinson has served as the director of San Luis Obispo’s Left Field Gallery. In addition, his works have appeared in galleries across the country.

And the Winners of the 2017 Student Exhibition Are...

Best of Show

Susan Shafer

First Place Winners

Drawing–Jiaqi Gallegos
Photography–Rebecca Sligh
Painting–David Del Pilar
Ceramics–Danielle Koch
Sculpture–Isabelle Tubin
Printmaking–Mary MacLane
Digital Art–Sandra Lisi
Mixed Media–Patrick Garcia

Honorable Mention Winners

Drawing–Michael Cohen
Photography–Casey Wieber
Painting–Nicholas Webb
Ceramics–Kimberly Timbs
Sculpture–Virginia Orr
Printmaking–Skyler Brewer-Pienack
Digital Art–Mireya Montenegro

According to event organizers, the annual exhibition gives Cuesta College Fine Arts Program students an opportunity to participate in a process usually limited to professional artists, and a chance to display and talk about their work. The exhibit will include art created with photography, ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, 3-D, and graphic design.


“This year’s submissions thoroughly demonstrate the diversity of both medium and content that the department has to offer,” said Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstein. “I’m so impressed with our students’ talent and drive. We are also excited to showcase our performing arts ensembles and state-of-the-art classrooms.”

 Photograph of Cuesta Student artwork in 2017 Annual Juried Art Show

 The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on the San Luis Obispo campus of Cuesta College. It is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (805) 546-3202.