The exhibition features student work in ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, painting, drawing, video and animation.
“The practice of exhibiting is a vital part of an artist’s professional development,” said Shalya Marsh, gallery manager at WVU. “Students learn how to submit their works, and if selected, prepare their artwork for installation.”
Judging is a multi-tiered process that starts with a committee of WVU School of Art & Design faculty who select the pieces to be included in the show. This year, 30 pieces were selected from 150 submissions.
Next, Juror Ron Hollingshead will select the 5 juror’s awards including Best in Show. Hollingshead is an artist, educator and curator. He received a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from Shepherd University and a master’s degree in sculpture from WVU. He has taught at WVU, Shepherd University and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
The opening reception for the Juried Student Exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Winners will be announced during the reception and will receive cash prizes.
The students selected for this year’s exhibition are:
Jae Hyun George Cho
For more information, contact Jason Lee, associate professor of art, at 304-293-2596 or Jason.Lee@mail.wvu.edu.