Student Juried Art Exhibition 2010
Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery hosted a Student Juried Art Exhibition featuring artwork by YHC students. The exhibit opened on Thursday, April 15 and was on display through Friday, April 30.

All Young Harris College students are eligible to submit artwork created while enrolled in classes at the College to be juried for awards. The student artist awarded Best of Show will receive $300, while second and third prize winners will receive $100. Works created by students outside of classes may be included in the exhibit but will not be considered for awards.

The juror for the show is Clint Samples, assistant professor of art at the University of West Georgia, who will give a presentation about his work at the College on Monday, April 12, at 1 p.m.

Samples earned his M.F.A. from Florida State University and his B.F.A. in painting and B.A. in art education from the University of West Georgia. Samples is currently the art department’s foundations coordinator for freshmen students at University of West Georgia, where he teaches courses in design, watercolor painting and digital media for artists. Sample’s artwork has been accepted to numerous juried exhibitions both regionally and nationally and he has won awards at each level.

Prior to his formal education, Samples worked for six years as a textile designer for Milliken & Company in LaGrange, Ga., where he collaborated with designers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. At Milliken, Samples won several outstanding achievement awards for product design geared towards the education and healthcare markets. His textile designs have been featured in publications including Architectural Record and Healthcare Design.
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