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Four Hudson Valley Community College Students Selected for Best of SUNY Art Show

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Four Hudson Valley Community College students have been selected by judges for the “Best of Show” SUNY System Administration Art Show exhibited in the New York State Museum this summer

The work of Samantha Bedell of West Sand Lake, Megan Cassidy of Brookhaven, Angela D'Amico of Wynantskill and Arnela Mahmutovic of Albany were selected as Best of Show finalists from the Spring 2015 show.

Open through the summer, the juried exhibition features artworks chosen by individual art departments across SUNY’s 64 campuses. Included are works selected from more than 300 pieces submitted for the SUNY Art Student Exhibition Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 at the State University Plaza in Albany. The traditional areas of drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture and digitally-produced works are included.

At a June 9 reception three Best of Show winners will receive a $1,000 prize, and four $500 honorable mentions also will be awarded.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

Megan Cassidy

Angela D'Amico

Arnela Mahmutovic

Samantha Bedell