Visual Arts Students Recognized at SUNY Competitions


SUNY Old Westbury Visual Art majors Amanda Brooks and Josh Olsen have each received Honorable Mentions in two separate statewide art competitions.

Brooks, a New Hyde Park, N.Y. resident and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Fall 2018 graduate, earned an honorable mention in the "Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition" for her work “Lost at Sea.” This juried exhibition showcases work by student artists from across the State University of New York system. Various forms of visual art are included and judged, including drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking, as well as mixed media, graphic design, and digitally-produced works. The awarded works are being showcased in the Best of Art Exhibit in May 2019. 

3-panel comic strip "Lost at Sea"

Olsen, from Coram, N.Y., a graduating Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts: Electronic Media senior, received an honorable mention in the Animation Category for his project, “Alien Invasion” at the SUNY Wide Film Festival (SWFF). The SWFF was launched ten years ago as an opportunity to showcase the cinematic work of students and faculty from the SUNY system. 


Still image of astronaut in orange spacesuit