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Virtual Art and Creativity Festival

Showcasing talent and creative expression from the Berkeley College Community. New exhibits launch annually in honor of National Distance Learning Week.

2018 Submissions

One Point Perspective

Uchenna Erechukwu
Woodland Park Student, Graphic Design
2H Pencil Graphite

It consists of a man walking beneath the road, connected to what seems to be a silhouetted cityscape. This creation was an assignment from my drawing class, and I was inspired to design this piece from a YouTube video teaching me about one-point perspective. The theme of this piece would be aimlessness, having no clear direction in life.

3D Drawing

Chris-Ann Lewis
Online Student, Health Services Administration
#2 Pencil

I decided to try doing a 3D drawing for the first time because it is more lifelike. I want people to feel as though they can pull it off the paper.

Dark Rose

Chris-Ann Lewis
Online Student, Health Services Administration
#2 Pencil

I love plants and anything that has to do with nature.

Cat

Sugyeong Jang
Woodland Park Student, Graphic Design
Pencil

My skills are especially important. When the drawing is almost finished, I start using cross hatching. I need to like a short line. Then I will be able to see all the details.

Grady St Kevin Kitchen

Jim Grady
Woodland Park Faculty
Veteran
Pen & Ink

5th century Irish church.

Release Your Inner Howl

Alexa Ruiz
New York City Student, Marketing
Veteran
Pencil

This piece was my final for a Berkeley College Art Class.

Jennifer Aniston

Cheryl-Lynn Mehring
Woodland Park Student, LPN
Pencil

This piece's inspiration was the actress, she is one of my favorites!

Unicorn

Cheryl-Lynn Mehring
Woodland Park Student, LPN
Charcoal

A statue of a unicorn which was brass. I had a harsh shading technique that made shapes more distinct! The unicorn has come to represent uniqueness and rarity and is my personal logo.

Face

Cheryl-Lynn Mehring
Woodland Park Student, LPN
Marker, colored pencil

Rendering of a magazine ad done with marker and colored pencil. White and black colored pencil are used to shade shadows and where light hits. Dark bold lines next to light creates necklace effect.

2017 Submissions

Bermuda

Kurt Ackerman
New York City, Faculty
Pen & Ink

Drawn in Bermuda

Untitled

Katty Liang
New York City Student, Fashion Merchandising
Pen & Ink

My Work of Art

Natoya Webster
White Plains Student, Criminal Justice
Pen & Ink

My motivation to draw this flower was from Georgia O'Keefe and my inspiration was from my mother. I always love drawing flowers because they are so warm and they soothe my soul.

The Journey

Robert Federico
Woodland Park, Adjunct Faculty
Charcoal on Water Color Paper

The work was completed in 1988, during a summer trip to various locations in NJ and NYC. It was inspired by looking at life as a journey. The black charcoal describes the artist's emotions of uncertainty, but one of positive energy. The work seeks to describe the fullness and unexpected character of a landscape, while capturing an emotional experience life 's fullness.

Untitled

Liza Biswas
White Plains Student

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Liza Biswas
White Plains Student

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Liza Biswas
White Plains Student

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Liza Biswas
White Plains Student

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Liza Biswas
White Plains Student

"InkCity"

Delailah Perez

NYC Student, Criminology

My Artwork is called "InkCity". It captures a modern yet traditional city. Much like the basis of my art styles. Using the traditional landscaping idea, with a modern dark side. Along with gradient shadowing to give an effect of Good and Evil. Which is what you can find in a city full of danger yet enchantment.

"Joplin in Concert"

Caroline Balduzzi

Clifton Student, Health Services Administration

Janis Joplin was my favorite singer since I was 14 years old in 1980. It wasn't about the music. We connected on a gut level. In fact, the first time I heard her music on the radio, I didn't think she was that great. It was only after I heard her biography on a local FM station that I realized we were kindred spirits. Loners, artists, rejects, intellectuals, rebels. After that, I collected every record album, poster, and book about Janis Joplin that I could find. This is a drawing of one of her album covers.

"Monroe"

Veronica Rodrigues

Woodbridge Student

"Standing Tall and Dignified"

Samaya Young

Newark Student, Business Management

This piece is a still life in charcoal. I was inspired by the strength and antique appearance of the statue.

"Dragon"

Veronica Rodrigues

Woodbridge Student

"da Vincis Warrior"

Suzanne Dinse

Administrative Asst. to COO, Woodland Park

Student, Graphic Design

Beginner Drawing w/ Catherine St John 
Assignment: Challenge yourself - draw something from your Favorite artist. 
This is my rendition of Leonardo da Vinci's warrior

"Proposal"

Fadia Despeine

Newark Student, Fashion Marketing

Ink Pen

Untitled

Fadia Despeine

Newark Student, Fashion Marketing

Made with just pencil

Untitled

Roger Greenidge

NYC Student, Criminal Justice

"E for E"

Niranjan Shrestha

NYC Student, Information Technology Management

Blue pen on paper

The Stradun, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Katie Maricic

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Woodbridge

The Stradun, Dubrovnik, Croatia is a pencil drawing based on a photograph taken by Katie’s cousin in beautiful Dubrovnik, Croatia. A few years later, Katie was very excited to have the chance to visit the location of this photograph while vacationing in the country from which her grandparents immigrated.

"Cliff Hanger"

Lauren Zeller

Student Success Coordinator, Online

Artist was given the task to focus on one individual body part, the hand. The artist used charcoal as a base and oil pastels to highlight.  Artist uses impressionism as the preferred style of drawing.  Lines are not strong, however the idea of impressionism is so that the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. The human hand is made up of so many colors, the use of blues and purples is identified in this piece.

"Relaxation"

Lauren Zeller

Student Success Coordinator, Online

No Title

Akta Patel

Finance Student, Bachelor's Program

Entry drawn with pencil then outlined with black pen and colored with gel/glitter pens. Rendering created based on a butterfly the artist had seen.

 

"Skull"

Crisandy Rosario-Almonte

Woodland Park Student, Graphic Design

This is a piece I did as part of a portfolio I'm putting together. For this piece I did a quick sketch of the skull with pencil then I inked it. Once I finished I painted the background using a paint marker.

"Barbara"

Natalia Ramirez

Woodland Park Student, Fashion Marketing and Management

I drew my friend Barbara! First a light hand was used to sketch out the facial features, glasses, and I inked over the end result.

"Little Girl's Room"

Cyleni Alves

New York Campus, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

I chose to draw this picture for no particular reason. I was in the mood for innocence. Nothing could be more innocent than building blocks, a rag doll, a teddy bear, a child's drawing, etc.

"Beauty Within"

Samaya Young

Newark Student, Business Management

Nude life drawing with graphite pencil 18 by 24 sketch pad

This piece was created with graphite pencil. I was inspired by the confidence and personality of the nude model.

"St. John Paul II"

Caroline Balduzzi

Clifton Student, Health Services Administration

I drew this picture several days after Pope John Paul II died. I respected and admired him very much, and this way my way of paying tribute to him. I sketched the drawing upside down, a technique I learned in High School but rarely, if ever, applied to my other pieces. It is one of only two pieces I have ever had professionally framed.

"You wanna know how I got these stars?"

Jonathan Callaway

NYC Student, International Business

Drawn on paper with pencils and marker

This political cartoon is a re-imagination of Uncle Sam portrayed as The Joker from The Dark Knight movie and Batman Comics. I chose this representation to show how our politicians have become agents of chaos with they way they run our country. So many of their actions make no sense at all and can only be explained as madness. Items in the background all represent things that our nation use to believe in and represent while our politicians weather them away. There are also key items that show how our leaders decisions have effected not just the American public, but the entire world. I consider myself and patriot and while this image may be upsetting I believe it is a valid representation of what we have allowed our nation to become. I consider myself a patriot and eagerly look forward to a stronger nation that has a lot less madness and a lot more reason.

"Hand Him Over"

Maja J

NYC Student, Fashion Merchandising

Life and everyday scenarios is always my biggest inspiration, includes love and all that comes with it. I created this on one of those days when nothing went my way. 

Promarkers, pen and charcoal.

Medallion Assignment

Suzanne Dinse

Administrative Asst. to COO, Woodland Park

Student, Graphic Design

This medallion was an assignment to achieve depth using only black ink & water. 

Permanent Ink, water, paintbrush on multimedia paper

Untitled

Fadia Despeine

Newark Student, Fashion Marketing

"Still My Passion"

Roger Greenidge

NYC Student, Criminal Justice

My younger brother challenged me one day to get out of my comfort zone and tackle something out of my normal preferred genre. And I decided to illustrate something to do with pirates. This drawing was done with a .5 mechanical pencil, on Bristol board.

"Different meaning for a different person"

Niranjan Shrestha

NYC Student, Information Technology Management

This picture is a abstract and it is meant to be something has different perspective every single time when a person looks at.

It is a drawing with a blue pen on paper.

Woman

Akta Patel

Finance Student, Bachelor's Program

 

Baby with Headphones

Katie Maricic

Librarian, Woodbridge Campus

Pastel on paper