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FOUR PURCHASE COLLEGE STUDENTS FEATURED IN BEST OF SUNY STUDENT ART EXHIBITION MAY 13-AUGUST 6,NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM, ALBANY, NY

Date Released: 4/28/2006

Four Purchase College students have had works selected for the 2006 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, which will be held at the New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y. from May 13 to August 6, 2006.

All four are students in the School of Art+Design of the Purchase College School of the Arts.

Julia Dixon, Purchase, NY, created a piece entitled "George," an oil on canvas (32" x 33").  Ms. Dixon’s painting was previously exhibited in the 2005 Fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition, which was held at State University Plaza. Her work is one of 31 chosen from the fall show to be included in the “Best of” exhibit. The fall exhibition contained 115 works from 23 SUNY campuses.

Agnese Purvinska, Yonkers, NY, created an oil on canvas (36" X 48") entitled "You are Exaggerating Nelson!"  Ms. Purvinska’s work was also featured in the 2005 Fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition and selected by jurors for this exhibit as well.

Ming-Chu Lin, Brooklyn, NY, produced "Perfection vs. Illusion," an oil on canvas (48" x 36"). Ms. Lin’s painting was originally featured in the 2006 Spring SUNY Art Exhibition, held at State University Plaza. Hers was one of 29 pieces selected from 101 works in the spring exhibit to be included in this exhibition.  

Alan Resnick, Baldwinsville, NY, produced “Untitled,” a screen print (22” X 30”) of a billy goat. Mr. Resnick is an interdisciplinary major working primarily in printmaking and sculpture and also in photography. His highly stylized work has an illustrative quality.
 
This year's "Best of" show features 60 works from 28 SUNY campuses.
 
Works in the 2006 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition are judged by jurors arranged through the New York State Council on the Arts. Works judged as "Best in Show" win $1,000 awards. Those judged as "Honorable Mention" win $500 awards. This is the fourth year that the "Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition" has been mounted and the fourth year these awards have been given.