Sinclair wins second in art show


ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Awards have been announced for Northwestern College’s 50th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which was on display in Te Paske Gallery April 24 through May 5.

The exhibition featured paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and photographs, as well as mixed media and graphic design projects. While the students weren’t required to be art majors, all entries must have been created as part of a Northwestern College art course.

Ya-Wen Liu, a junior art major from Taiwan, was awarded first place for her oil painting titled “Life in Orange City.”

Second place was awarded to Alissa Sinclair, a senior art and elementary education major from Alamosa, for her oil painting, “Heart of the Mountain.”

Lindsay Bauer, the new executive director of the Orange City Arts Council, served as juror of the show. A 2008 Northwestern graduate, she was one of the early organizers of local theatre troupe SchoolHouse Company and also served as the after-school programs coordinator for the American Theatre Company in Chicago. Now program director for OCStages and Orange City Youth Theatre, she acts professionally with Vandal Theatre Lab and Swander Woman Productions.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,250 students in Orange City, Iowa.

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