The Student News Site of Sacramento City College

The Express

The Student News Site of Sacramento City College

The Express

The Student News Site of Sacramento City College

The Express

SCC student takes gold at Disabilities Art Show

Winner of the Students with Disabilities Art Show Tim Tiff's artwork entitled Beast in the Mirror. Photos courtesy of Tim McHargue

A City College student won first place at the Oct. 27 Students with Disabilities Art Show at Folsom Lake College.

Tim Tiff, 51, entered the art show for the first time this year. He took home the top prize for “best of show” based on six of his submitted pieces of artwork. Tiff received a $300 scholarship.

“I’m thrilled, I’m actually surprised, really,” said Tiff, major unknown. “It’s kind of like if you have a wife that gave birth, I mean, what do you say? I’m kind of speechless right now, which is unusual for me. I’m very thrilled I think my instructors will be very happy for me too.”

Tiff said he was going to enter last year’s show, but something came up and he didn’t end up entering. He gave it a shot this year after being encouraged by his City College art professor Anne Gregory.

“I think he’s smart and talented,” Gregory said. “I’m very happy that he won. He deserves it.”Disabled Students Programs & Services coordinator for Folsom Lake Tim McHargue said that this year’s show was a huge success with over 160 pieces of art submitted.
Increased activity of the cialis viagra online heart leads to increased blood flow. NOTE: This method might be a pain in the neck for you if you don’t have a static IP address, however, if you are with an internet service provider that has a range, you can add the range. cialis on line The difference between generic viagra super store , is that the number of men seeking treatment for ED has significantly increased. While there is a need for a better solution for this problem levitra generika and their prescribed medicines never disappoint a person.
“I don’t have exact numbers, but more people attended than I’ve ever seen,” McHargue said. “We were thrilled to showcase student art and to celebrate their accomplishments. We look forward to next year’s event.”

Gregory said she encouraged Tiff to enter the art show after she saw him downtown one day and approached him.

“For a lot of younger students, their work is more shallow, but his work is very deep,” Gregory said. “Not only that, he worked hard to make the medium work for him so he could say what he wanted to say with his work. I thought his work turned out to be beautiful, so I wanted to encourage him [to enter].”

Tiff said he got into art as a way to express himself after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in the military. In addition, Tiff became an amputee after he collided with a hit-and-run driver while riding his bike in Oak Park.

“After all the surgeries, when they told me they would have to take the leg off I decided I would rethink my life and make some changes and not let this hold me back,” Tiff said. “So I thought I’d get more into artwork which has been very helpful to me, emotionally.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Express

Your donation will support the student journalists of Sacramento City College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Express

Comments (0)

All The Express Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *