Winni Simon’s ‘Lines’ won the President’s Purchase award.

Winni Simon’s ‘Lines’ won the President’s Purchase award.

(Winni Simon)

The Art Department at Santa Barbara City College has named the recipients of the 2021-22 scholarship awards in recognition of exceptional performance and dedication in the arts.

Winni Y. Simon received the Adrian “Ozz” Osborne Memorial Art Scholarship. The Frederick and Ursula Perl Endowed Art Scholarship went to Kate L. Yiu. Bryana J. Hockman was awarded the Mary D. Thompson Studio Art Scholarship. Maritza Alvarado was honored with the Ventura Potters Guild Award in Ceramics.

In addition to the scholarships that the SBCC Foundation oversees, is a President’s Purchase award, a precedent set by past presidents of the college to use one of the discretionary funds at the Foundation to purchase a work of student art.

While viewing the exhibition, Interim Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo selected two small pieces this year: “Line” by Winni Simon and “Frida” by Moa Cronheden.

Moa Cronheden’s ‘Frida’ won the
President’s Purchase award.

Moa Cronheden’s ‘Frida’ won the
President’s Purchase award. (Moa Cronheden)

The awards ceremony was held at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery during the April 14 opening reception for the 2022 Annual Student Exhibition. The exhibit, which remains on view through May 6, includes the full range of media taught in the department, including 2D design, 3D design, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

The Atkinson Gallery is the Art Department’s showcase for the visual arts, and hosts exhibitions of contemporary art each academic year featuring international, national, regional and student artists working in a wide range of styles and media.

The gallery is in the Humanities Building, rm. 202 on SBCC’s East Campus, 721 Cliff Drive. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. Parking permits are required weekdays. Contact the gallery in advance of your visit to obtain a complimentary pass.