Sierra Nevada College

“Tortuga” POD Exhibition Opens in Prim

Morrain Bauer-Safonova, recipient of the 2016 Perspectives On Design Award, is an interdisciplinary mixed-media artist who focuses on sacred geometry and indigenous cultures. This exhibit features the work she has made since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SNC in May 2016.

Artist’s Statement

Tortuga opened on August 24 and continues through October 6, in the Tahoe Gallery on the 3rd floor of Prim Library. The reception will be held Thursday September 28 from 5 – 7pm, with a talk by Bauer-Safonova at 5:30. As always, the exhibition is free and open to all.

Images from the Exhibition


The SNC Perspectives On Design Award rewards exceptional student artists with an incentive to continue to focus on art making after graduation, provides them with a venue to exhibit their new work, and affirms their contributions to a vibrant regional and national artistic community.

The award, presented at Commencement each year, recognizes extraordinary graduating artist(s) from the Bachelors of Fine Arts program with a stipend of $2,500 to offset the costs of art supplies and incidentals related to art making during the year following graduation. The work produced during this post-graduate Award Year is showcased the following year at the annual P.O.D. Exhibition.

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