Art student Jordan VanSise, who served seven months as a Marine in Iraq, beat all other U.S. college student photographers and will compete as one of 10 finalists at a world photography contest in April 2014.
MFA, photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
BA, studio art, University of the South
Blake Shell most recently worked as project manager for the Stroemple Art Collection in Portland, managing a collection of 1,700 artworks. She also provided curatorial assistance at the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College.
Previously, Shell spent three years as director of the Archer Gallery at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, and three years as director and curator of the Joseph Gross and Lionel Rombach galleries at the University of Arizona, where she also taught gallery management and photography.