Annual Student Art Exhibition at Northwest Vista College

This year’s annual student exhibition highlights the artwork of 12 exceptional Northwest Vista College students.

The students were chosen for the exhibition from a pool of 40 applicants. NVC Instructor Rachael Bower looked at over 200 works of art by those students to narrow down the artists. The featured students span a variety of media including ceramics, collage, digital, drawing, fashion design, painting, photography, sculpture and woodworking.

Rachael has curated the student show each year since 2015. Typically there are eight students whose work is showcased over the summer months, half two-dimensional and half three-dimensional. This year there was such a wonderful variety of themes, techniques and media that it was expanded to include even more artists.

Arranging the work for installation is one of Instructor Bower’s favorite parts of the process, “it is always exciting to see how the art informs one another.” Each student’s artwork is accompanied by a brief biography and artist statement for viewers to learn more about them and their work.

Exhibit on Display Through Summer


The exhibition remains on display through the first day of classes, Aug. 27. The public is welcome to view the exhibition at any time Monday through Thursday this summer. You can find the art exhibit lining the hallway in the Palmetto Center for the Arts building. Purchase inquiries may contact Instructor Rachael Bower,

Interested in submitting your artwork next year? Look for the ‘Call for Art’ posters in the art building in spring 2019. Students do not need to be art majors to apply or enrolled in art classes-this juried opportunity is open to all Northwest Vista College students. All skill levels and media are encouraged to apply!

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Taking Online Summer Classes Provides Flexibility

With the summer semester at Northwest Vista College looming, the question that you always get is “so are you taking classes?” Whenever I hear this question, I always go through a range of emotions to whether or not I need a break, how fast I want to finish my degree or where funding will be coming from. When I think about summer classes, I think about taking online classes to maintain my flexibility while continuing my education.

Online classes offered at Northwest Vista give us the freedom to study however our schedule see fits, it could be at 2 am or 3 pm. Online classes offered during the summer allow you to complete coursework while maintaining a healthy balance so you are able to spend time with your family and still have time to get work done.

Many people always assume that they will be extremely busy and will not have time to do the work, but if you pace yourself and manage your time wisely, you will be ahead when the fall semester rolls around. Taking classes in the summer is also a great way to get ahead and graduate earlier than expected. Even though classes are online the summer months allow more one-one-one with instructors since there’s fewer students enrolled in the summer.

Don’t think of summer courses as being hard and a waste of time, look at it as an opportunity to continue your education and graduating faster. To learn more about summer registration and deadlines, go here:

By NVC Student Percy Bustamante Gooden

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