2014 Emerging Artists Competition

Friday, November 7th 10am to 2pm


First-Place winner ($3,000 scholarship): Hilton Head High School

2014 Emerging Artists Competition - 1st place winner (Hilton Head High)
Second-Place winner ($2,000 scholarship): Hilton Head High School
2014 Emerging Artists Competition - 2nd place winner (Hilton Head High)
Third-Place winner ($1,000 scholarship): Bluffton High School
2014 Emerging Artists Competition - 3rd place winner (Bluffton High)
Honorable Mention ($500 scholarship): Every student whose work is accepted into the show

High school juniors and seniors from public and private secondary schools throughout South Carolina and neighboring counties in Georgia and North Carolina have been invited to submit works of art for consideration by a panel of judges drawn from the university’s faculty in the Studio Art program. The works may represent painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics and media arts.
The Studio Art program at the University of South Carolina: Beaufort provides students with the tools to pursue a career in the arts. By combining an intensive liberal arts background with art studio instruction, students may gain proficiency and practical experience in the studio art environment. From traditional studio art courses to the newly integrated media arts, students have the ability to explore painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, graphic design, animation and game design. The faculty works closely with students as they develop the skills and talents to become successful artists and members of society.   

Dr. Ciresi is an associate professor of Art History at USCB. She earned a Ph.D. at Rutgers University in 2003 and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. She received a post-doctoral fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Program and was a research associate in the Department of Art History at the University of Hamburg, Germany. At USCB, Dr. Ciresi teaches introductory courses in the History of Western Art, and upper level surveys in Medieval Art, Italian Renaissance Art and 20th Century Painting. Her research focuses on the liturgical use and significance of reliquary shrines and the ritualization of their sacred spaces during the High Middle Ages. She has presented papers on related topics at international conferences and has been invited as a guest speaker to present her most recent research project entitled, “Foundations of a Sacred Empire: Charlemagne's Chapel in Aachen and its Relic-Cults as Definers of Medieval Kingship,” which is contracted with Brill Academic publishers.
‪Brian Glaze received a B.F.A. degree in 3-Dimensional Art at Kent State University and an M.F.A. in Studio Art at Bowling Green State University. Glaze has shown his outdoor sculpture, interactive installations, video projections, and Electroacoustic sound sculpture both nationally and internationally. His exhibitions range from New Mexico up to Ohio and to Germany. He has participated in a variety of visiting artist workshops and lectures at several universities nationwide. His current body of work focuses on bygone technologies employing found objects and digital media. He serves as the coordinator of the Studio Art program at USCB.
Christoper “Topher” Maraffi joined the faculty at USCB as an assistant professor of Media Arts this fall. Previously, he worked as a technical artist in TV and film in New York City, and taught 3-D animation and videogame design. With a B.C.A. in Painting from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and both an M.F.A. in Digital Arts New Media and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California Santa Cruz, Maraffi teaches Interactive Media Arts for USCB’s Studio Art program.
Savannah-born Eliot Joanna Angell received a B.A. degree in English at Drew University, Madison, N.J., and an M.F.A. at the University of Georgia. At USCB, she teaches printmaking, ceramics and a variety of foundation courses for the degree program. Angell shares a studio and gallery in Walterboro with her daughter where she actively continues her creative passions in ceramics, painting and printmaking.  


For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ciresi at ciresi@uscb.edu.