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Youmans Takes First in NCCCS Art Exhibition

Lindsey YoumansWINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College instructor Lindsey Youmans has been selected as the first-place winner in the 2012 N.C. Community Colleges Art Exhibition and will be recognized for her achievement this month.

Youmans, who began working at PCC in 2011 and teaches drawing, figure drawing and painting, earned the exhibition’s top honor for her original painting, “Mom in Studio.” Her work was chosen from among 302 submissions representing all 58 of the state’s community colleges.

Youmans said “Mom in Studio” is a portrait of her mother, who taught art courses at PCC in the 1980s. The artwork will be displayed on the second floor of the NCCCS office building in Raleigh.

"When I was informed that my painting had won first place in the North Carolina Community College System art competition, I was thrilled,” Youmans said. “It is a pleasure to represent Pitt Community College's Art Department and our outstanding Fine Arts program."

A Greenville native, Youmans earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts from East Carolina University. In addition to teaching art at PCC, she produces commissioned paintings and drawings at her home-based studio.

The N.C. Community College System will honor Youmans during its annual awards luncheon, “The Great Within the 58,” on April 19 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

In addition to Youmans’ honor, PCC’s Autumn Brown received honorable mention for her submission. Brown teaches a design course and a pair of metals courses at the college.

Brown’s work, “Interpretations,” will be on display on the first floor of the NCCCS headquarters.