Judging Photo

Kaveh Mojtabai judging this year’s student artwork.

The 16th Annual Students Juried Show will be on display from May 3 – June 15 on Massasoit’s Canton Campus. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as the Alice L. Wall Best of Show were given to students in both Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the Artists Reception on May 4 in the Akillian Gallery. Photos from the event are below.

This year’s winners are:

1st Place: Deonne Sousa

2nd Place: Rebecka Pinkham

3rd Place: Kristine Jabbour

Alice L. Wall Best of Show: Stephen Gaudet

Honorable Mention: Soo-Lee Ace, Thomas Allan, Nick Angelici, Wendy Bier-Swanson, Paige Chaifetz, Gisela Coy, Garrett Mallory, Jessica O’Connell, Heather Roderick, Sadie Thevenin, Madison Wheeler

A full list of entries is available here.

This year’s judge was Kaveh Mojtabai, founder and publisher of Artscope magazine, a media company located in Quincy, Massachusetts. Kaveh’s company is dedicated to reviewing art exhibits, covering cultural events, connecting artists with their audience, and creating access to the arts. Kaveh manages a team of editors, writers, graphic designers, web developers, technology experts, and advertising account executives to publish Artscope in its print, email, online, social media, mobile, and digital edition formats to the industry and the public. In addition to his work in media industry, Kaveh has worked on projects like co-curating the “A Politic” exhibit that showcased the Abraham Obama billboard and recently juried at the Copley Society and Galatea Fine Arts in Boston. Also, Kaveh has appeared on various “Money Matters” and entrepreneurial business radio networks where he explained how Artscope’s business model supports connections between artists, collectors, and the public.