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Jr. Judges Panel

Our selection panel brings together a diverse group of curators, art professionals, and art enthusiasts.

2020 Selection Panel

Selection Panel | Charlotte, NC

Brett Schenning

Professor

Brett Schenning is an image-maker occupied primarily with traditional and alternative photographic processes. His work focuses on environmental sustainability and rural community politics and relationships. Schenning completed an MFA with distinction at the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014. He has exhibited across the United States and been the focus of several online features.


He is currently a Professor for the Art Department at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina where he is teaching a variety of lecture and studio-based courses.

Selection Panel | Charleston, SC

Cara Leepson

Executive Director

After interning at Redux in 2009, Cara Leepson moved to Washington, DC to pursue her MA in Art + Museum Studies at Georgetown University. Her experience as an intern at Redux helped shape her graduate studies and her career to follow. Upon the completion of her degree, she went on to work for a number of arts organizations in the DC area including Hillyer Art Space, Glenstone Foundation, and Transformer. Cara stepped into her position as Executive Director of Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2017. She is passionate about reinvigorating the organization and developing insightful exhibitions and programming which emphasize the mission and core values of Redux. She strives to continue to provide the artistic community of Charleston with a hub for creativity, a nourishing environment where people can engage with, immerse themselves in, and create contemporary art. 

Selection Panel | Columbia, SC

Catherine Campbell

Art Educator

Catherine Campbell is an Art Educator for the FAME program as well as serving as Curriculum Facilitator. She teaches Introduction to Art (6th Grade) & Art (7th & 8th Grades), and Advanced Art/Graphic Design (7th & 8th Grades). This is her 26th year of teaching, all of which have been at Dent Middle School. She is National Board certified (2001, 2012) and was Dent's Teacher of the Year for 2000-2001.


She serves as Richland School District Two’s Department Leader for the Visual Arts Specialists. She just completed her term as the SC Art Education Association’s Past-President, and is currently serving as the National Art Education Association's Southeastern Region Vice-President Elect. She received the 2006 SC Art Education Association's President’s Award for Service. She was named the 2014 Columbia Museum of Art's McArthur Goodwin Art Educator of the Year Award.


Born and raised in Columbia, Ms. Campbell attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a B.A. in Studio Art (1987) a B.F.A. in Studio Art/Graphic Design (1991), and a M.A.T. in Art Education (1993). She is AP 2-D, 3-D and Design certified (2019). Besides teaching, Ms. Campbell has presented at many State and Regional conferences for the SC Art Education Association, and the National Art Education Association, as well as presenting at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in 2008 and the SC Social Studies Conference in 2010.


She sells her artwork has also participated in various art shows and auctions, and shows her work around Columbia. Ms. Campbell enjoys working primarily in the media of paint (watercolor and acrylic), clay and photography.


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