Recent UA art alumna Sandra Vega (MFA 2022, printmaking) gave a printmaking demonstration for students in the Shelton State Community College Visual Arts Department and judged their end-of-the-semester student art show last week.
Vega was invited by Shelton State art instructor Carson Grubaugh, who said, “Students pulled prints from one of Sandra’s woodblocks and then got to practice cutting a linoleum matrix. It was very engaging. The students loved her. I have never seen them ask so many questions in a workshop.” As judge for the student art show, Vega awarded Ruth Stevens the $100 purchase award for her work. Lauren Davis and Wade Poole each won $50 purchase awards, Grubaugh said. “The works will be framed and put into our permanent collection of student work.”
Sandra Vega won the UA Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student in Studio Art Award in April and was a graduate teaching assistant during her three years at UA, teaching Introduction to Printmaking and Drawing I classes. Vega earned her BFA degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa. She has worked as a summer camp art instructor, teaching design for screenprinting and Adobe Creative Cloud to high school students and assisted in the NEA-funded program Pots-n-Prints mobile studio featured in the Washington Post that traveled to rural areas in southwest and west Texas, teaching students screenprinting, etching and ceramics.
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