As a college student I volunteered at the Praireland Conference at Spoon Rive College. I helped setup for the show and also helped the artists get their work desplayed. We then helped escort the student artists to the conference room where they were served lunch. Afterwards I helped in cleaning up and getting the artwork ready to go back to the students.
I volunteered my time for an event called the Christmas Walk that was held in downtown Canton IL. I was there from 4:30 pm till 7:00 pm taking pictures of the volunteers and events taking place along with pictures of shoppers in the downtown stores. My pictures were then published in the Mainstreet Newsletter 3 days later.
As a student I entered an art show in my hometown of Canton IL. The art show was called Art on Main. It was held in the square on main street of Canton IL. I had 4 photographs for sale 3 of which sold. I also won an award along with 2 other students from my college for top 3 student artists. During the 2 day art show I voluntered to work in the student booth setting it up, selling the artwork entered, and at the end I also help clean up the booth.
The second art show I pressented my work at was called The Holiday Art Show. It was an art show put together by my teachers Tracy and Scott Snowman to allow the student artists of Spoon River College to sell their work. It also helped the college start a new art scholorship by taking 10% of all sales to put in the new scholorship. I had multiple photography prints along with some of my handmade scarfs on sale. I sold 1 matted print, a few laser prints and 2 handmade scarfs.
Achievements and Awards
As a student at Spoon River College in Canton IL I was mentioned in the deans list in my first year. I also recived a $100 award in my first art show for being one of the top 3 student artists.
My pictures were first published in a local newsletter in my hometown of Canton IL. The newsletter was called Main Street Newsletter. The pictures were from a local event called the Christmas walk. At this event there was horse and carriage rides, a trolly ride, Encore Performing Arts Studio performing the nutcracker in a store window, and the Salvation Army Musicians getting the community involved in christmas caroling in the gazebo. Along with local shops staying open late for christmas shopping and giving away cookies and hot coca. There was also the local High Schools choir going shop to shop singing christmas carols. I volunteered to take pictures for the event and they requested and published 7 of my photos from the event.