WWU Students Succeed in the Art World

Sidewalk Art Bargate & AlmichWilliam Woods University students Jessica Bargate and Amanda Almich had their artwork selected to appear on a postcard promoting the current Capital Arts exhibition in Jefferson City.


Located at 1203 Missouri Blvd., the gallery is presently featuring the work of a number of artists, including Bargate, WWU art professor Terry Martin and graphic design student Ben Nickelson.


In addition, Bargate was commissioned to do a painting for Rita Mae Brown, the mystery writer who was the commencement speaker at WWU in May.  Brown’s latest book, “Cat of the Century,” is set on the William Woods campus.Bargate art


Selected for the promotional postcard was the mural the students did for the Capitol Jazzfest and Street Art Fair last fall.  They won first place in the college division of the sidewalk mural competition.


“It is a wonderful event where artists of various levels are given a 4′ x 6′ section of the sidewalk and have to create art using chalk and pastels,” Bargate said. “This was our second year taking part in the event but our first year winning.”


Bargate of Jefferson City, Mo., is a junior pursuing a degree in graphic design, with a double minor in business and studio art. Almich is a junior seeking a degree in studio art, with a minor in business. She is from Granby, Mo.


Capital Arts is “really is a wonderful program that is doing so much for the community, and I feel honored to be part of it,” Bargate said.



The sunflower sidewalk mural done by William Woods University art students, Jessica Bargate and Amanda Almich.


A William Woods University campus scene painted by Jessica Bargate, featuring the cat detective from “Cat of the Century,” by mystery writer and WWU commencement speaker, Rita Mae Brown.