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Alfred University students excel in printmaking competition

Students Gabrielle Yeager (left) and Paige Moreland were prize-winners in a printmaking competition.

Students Gabrielle Yeager (left) and Paige Moreland were prize-winners in a printmaking competition.

ALFRED, NY – Several Alfred University students were among the top performers at the recent printmaking competition that included entrants from across the country.

Eight AU students earned prizes at the Third Annual New Impressions Printmaking Competition. Entries were submitted between March 15 and Dec. 31, 2017; winners were notified in January. The competition was sponsored by printmaking paper manufacturer Speedball, maker of Arnhem 1618 paper.

Prize-winning Alfred University students were: Paige Moreland, senior from Geneseo, NY, first place in relief category; Gabrielle Yeager, senior from Willsboro, NY, second place in relief category; Char Janidlo, sophomore from Latham, NY, first place in screenprint category; Alison Piedmonte, senior from Cato, NY, second place in screenprint category; Leo Warchol, sophomore from Upper Black Eddy, PA, second place in lithography category; Thomas J. Logan, senior from Dunkirk, NY, third place in lithography category; Tiffany Gannon, junior from Warrington, PA, third place in intaglio-etching category; and Brittany Winans junior from Bolivar, NY, third place in wildcard category.

Winning students were awarded cash prizes toward Speedball products. The total winnings were also doubled and given in the form of products to the Alfred University Division of Expanded Media. In addition to the individual winners, Alfred University’s Division of Expanded Media also won team awards for the school with most entries and most winning entries.

Winning pieces will be featured at the Sawtooth School of Visual Arts Gallery in Winston-Salem, NC, in April and May; at the Speedball Booth of the 2018 Southern Graphics Conference in Las Vegas, NV, in April; and from March until February 2019 on the Arnhem 1618 website.