Talent Showcase at the Student Art Sale

Wah (Nick) Tran's  "Fish Out of Water" has been selected to be a part of ARTS NC STATE's permanent collection.

Wah (Nick) Tran’s
“Fish Out of Water” has been selected to be a part of ARTS NC STATE’s permanent collection. (photo courtesy of Amy Sawyers)

In addition to traditionally selecting a student’s work to be a part of its permanent collection, ARTS NC STATE provided the opportunity for NC State students to submit their artwork to be viewed and purchased by the public.  As one of the many students who’ve submitted their work, I’m going to share you the excitement of having your work become a part of an art sale!

There was a showcase of beautiful talent at the Talley Student Union during the ARTS NC STATE Student Art Purchase!  Students from all sorts of colleges and majors submitted awesome crafts and works of art, such as canvased paintings, traditional sketched drawings, photography prints, and sculptures.

'Wolf of NC State' (by Destinee Gray) is the painting I've submitted for ARTS NC STATE Student Art Purchase.

‘Wolf of NC State’ (by Destinee Gray) is the painting I’ve submitted for ARTS NC STATE Student Art Purchase.

Among the explosion of creativity in Talley, my acrylic painting of a wolf was hoisted on an easel.  Paled in comparison to other students’ artwork, I didn’t put too much thought behind my piece.  All I wanted was to paint something that represented my university but with a little style twist.  I was most certainly curious as to what the other student artists’ inspiration was behind their art.  I definitely had the feel of an art museum gallery when I walked through Talley that evening.

By the end of the event, many student works have sold and ARTS NC STATE have selected MS Analytics Graduate Wah (Nick) Tran’s “Fish Out of Water” sculpture to be a part of their permanent collection.  No doubt, it was a successful first-time Student Art Purchase.

Below are a series of photographs, courtesy of Amy Sawyers:

Student Art Sale X

Student Art Sale XII


Student Art Sale XI

Student Art Sale

Student Art Sale II

Student Art Sale IX

Student Art Sale VIII