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WVU Juried Student Exhibition runs Dec. 1 – Jan. 13


The West Virginia University School of Art & Design will present its fifth annual Juried Student Exhibition Dec. 1 – Jan. 13 in the Laura Mesaros Gallery of the Creative Arts Center.

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:

Emily Londregan

Kayla Garpstas

Shelby Rush

Tiera Floyd

Andrea Jimenez

Sidney Duncan

Kyle Irvin

Jae Hyun George Cho

Justin Clem

Heather Rios

Justin Clem

Rebecca Graham

Tessa Martinez

Dylan Smith

Anna Beckett

Tyler Fetty

Jared Peterson

Leslie Norris

Bridget Hirak

Leslie Norris

Lydia Taylor

Jacob Guzan

Emma Hurley

Kristy Roberts

Bayly, Patrick

Herrick, Adam

Tatjana Martinez

Anthony Estbez

For more information, contact Jason Lee, associate professor of art, at 304-293-2596 or