It’s what every artist strives for, recognition of their craft and knowing that their work has impressed, impacted, and moved others. And now 18 Glendale Community College (GCC) students have received that validation at the 2021 Maricopa Community College’s Artists of Promise awards. The annual recognition and exhibition honors the Chancellor’s Award Winners of the Maricopa Community Colleges' student competitions in creative writing, dance/choreography, film/media arts, music composition, music instrumental, music vocal, theater design, theater performance and visual arts.
The 18 GCC Students earned 22 awards and recognition at this year’s competition - the largest number of awards of all the MCCCD colleges. GCC students won in the following categories; Film-Media Arts - Animation, Documentary/Nonfiction, Film Media Arts - Narrative/Fiction, Music - Composition, Music - Instrumental - Piano, Music - Instrumental - Guitar, Theatre - Performance/Acting - Male, Visual Art - 2D, League entry, and, Visual Art - 2D, Place Piece in Exhibition. You can experience our talented students' work by viewing the Artists of Promise showcase of Chancellor’s Award Winners online.
Following are the GCC award recipients and their respective categories.
Film-Media Arts - Animation
Havana Beeson - 1st place
Thy Huynh - 2nd place
Khoi Nguyen - 3rd place
Shelly Ortiz (GCC) "Until It's Safe"
Shelly Ortiz (GCC) "Chronicles of my Life | Katie Lee"
Richard Krajewski (GCC) "Phoenix Mural Project: A Closer Look"
Film Media Arts - Narrative/Fiction
Bennett Kim - 1st place
Monica Gaytan Inchaurregui - 3rd place
Music - Composition
John Martinez - 2nd place
Music - Instrumental - Piano
Monica Owens - 2nd place
Music - Instrumental - Guitar
Jessica Ramirez Corral - 1st place
Carlos Garibaldi Sanchez - 2nd place
Macey Campobello - 3rd place
Theatre - Performance/Acting - Male
Denim Glasheen - 2nd place
Visual Art - 2D, League entry
Maya Orchinik - Special Award
Rennan Kooistra - Special Award
Visual Art - 2D, Place Piece in Exhibition
Sharon Strow - two pieces recognized
Rennan Kooistra - two pieces recognized
Congratulations to all the students who submitted their work, and thank you to the faculty for helping these award-winning students achieve their dreams.