Self-portrait by SFSC student Dylan Whiteman.

AVON PARK, Fla. – April 3, 2017 – The SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) will present the SFSC Annual Student Art Exhibition, April 5 through May 4, in the museum’s gallery on the Highlands Campus, Avon Park.

The exhibition showcases 75 pieces of art created by SFSC art students. The month-long show will feature painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture design, and graphics.

Megan Stepe, MOFAC’s curator, said student shows are always a challenge because of the diversity of art. “While a challenge, these shows are rewarding because it’s great when the museum’s visitors take in the variety of good art on display,” she said.

The exhibition is juried and students will receive awards for their work. An award ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, April 20, 5 – 7 p.m., in the MOFAC gallery. The SFSC Alumni Association and Anne and Charles Reynolds will sponsor the ceremony.

Awards will be given for outstanding achievement in painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture design, and graphics. The Tanglewood Art League will present the Tanglewood Art League Scholarship to an outstanding art student.

The Max Gooding Award will be announced and used to purchase an exceptional student art piece for the SFSC Student Art Collection. This award is made possible by SFSC alumnus Max Gooding.

SFSC MOFAC is open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information about the museum and its exhibitions, visit, or contact Megan Stepe at