Faculty and Students Named Winners of Fine Arts FestivalMay 3, 2017
As the 2017 Rockingham County Fine Arts Festival came to an end, Rockingham Community College Fine Arts Professor Ray Martin received the best in show award for the second consecutive year. Martin received best in show during the 2017 exhibit for his photograph Silver Siblings. During the 2016 exhibit Martin received best in show for his mixed media work Funny Bones.
RCC Fine Arts students Jordan Alty, Olga Diaz, and Alaina Smith each took home third place ribbons. Alty for her acrylic painting The Derelict, Diaz for her sculpture Lost at Sea, and Smith for her oil painting Leaf by Niggle.
Phil Haralam, RCC fine arts faculty member, received first place honors in sculpture and ceramics for his piece No Defeat and in pottery for Cotton Tea Pot. Last year Haralam also received first place in the sculpture and ceramics category.
Ben Winslow, part-time pottery instructor for the college was recognized with second place in pottery for his piece Dripping Pitcher.
“RCC student Hannah Lawson made the show come to life,” said Martin of his student. “She served as curator for our group and did an amazing job.”
The Rockingham County Fine Arts Festival is supported by the Fine Arts Association of Rockingham County. This was the 73rd anniversary of the festival.