Kreft Art Gallery presents the Juried Student Art Show. Over 35 Concordia University Ann Arbor students participated, a juror judged the show, and three finalists were awarded cash prizes.

Spring 2021 has been dramatically different from spring 2020. Concordia University’s doors have remained open and healthy students have still been able to go to class, participate in athletics, theater and music ensembles. Additionally, art students and non-art students alike have been creating for the past year. Just like how spring has brought the ability to have games and concerts, art shows have returned to campus as well!

We love to show off our creative students and praise them for their dedication and hard work. CUAA has artists that specialize in ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital illustration, photography and much more. All of these mediums are showcased in the student art show and all the pieces that were entered were made in the past year by current students.

The juror invited to come to judge the show is Marc-Gregor Campredon, an Ann Arbor-based photographer and videographer. He has lived in Ann Arbor since 2013 after moving to the United States from France. Campredon has a master’s in Digital Art and a master’s in Film but has experience in almost every medium. 

As a qualified and talented artist, Campredon made the call regarding the winners of the show. Here are the results.

Best in Show

Art Show

“You’re a Masterpiece” by Natalie Shawl (’22)

Digital photography


“Lion’s Mane” by Ellesyn Fritcha (’24)

Water Color and Ink Pen

Third Place

“Burn” by Sydni Sledz

Foam board and acrylic paint

Our students put in a lot of hard work to make this show come alive. The art hung on the walls of Kreft Arts Gallery is a sign of hope. It shows us that we can all make something truly beautiful despite the trouble of the world around us.

Learn more about Concordia University Ann Arbor’s art program, digital media design program, or Kreft Arts Program.

— This story is written by Allie Milot, social media manager for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 734-995-7403.

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