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WVU student art will be displayed at CAC through January

ArtThe West Virginia University School of Art & Design will present its fifth annual Juried Student Exhibition Nov. 30, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018 in the Creative Arts Center’s Laura Mesaros Gallery. 

This exhibition features 28 student works in ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, painting, drawing, video and animation. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., at which time the winners will be announced. This reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition is open to undergraduate and graduate art majors and minors currently enrolled in the WVU School of Art and Design.  The works are selected through a multi-tiered process that starts with a committee of WVU School of Art & Design faculty and ends with the awarding of numerous prizes selected by an outside juror.

The juror selected for this year’s exhibition is Brett Kern, an artist, educator and curator.  Kern received a BFA from California University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in ceramics from West Virginia University.  He has taught at Davis & Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center and at the Augusta Heritage Center of D&E. 

Awards include: 

•          Judy Raese Arts Award

•          Dean of Libraries Award

•          College of Creative Arts Dean’s Award

•          School of Art and Design Director’s Award

•          School of Art and Design Director’s Award

•          Jurors Choice

•          Best in Show 

The students selected for this year’s exhibition are: 

Jenna Adams, Sculpture

Patrick Bayly, Painting

Mallory Burka, Painting

Tyler Carter, Printmaking

Reagan Douglas, Graphic Design

Paige Fronczek, Sculpture

Megan Grindle, Painting

Cornelius Hugo, Sculpture (MFA)

Kyle Irvin, Printmaking

Christina Kang, Printmaking

Kari Kindelberger, Ceramics

Ksenia Leshchenko, Graphic Design (MFA)

Ken Lu, Ceramics (MFA)

Tessa Martinez, Ceramics (MFA)

Mary Must, RBA/Painting

Anna Jo Nardo, Printmaking

Michael Oliver, Photography (MFA)

Kyra Parke-Davison, Sculpture

Jonathan Pirkey, Graphic Design

Feliks Pyron, Printmaking (MFA)

Olivia Richardson, Printmaking

Heather Rios, Painting (MFA)

Kristy Roberts, Graphic Design

Brandon Schnur, Ceramics (MFA)

Joshua Singleton, Ceramics

Tiera Tanner, Painting (MFA)

Jaquelyn Tun, Graphic Design

Lindsay Toney, Printmaking

Update: Student Winners Announced

Student Juried Exhibition Winners 2017

·      Judy Raese Arts Award $300

o   Mallory Burka “Panoramic of Lola's : Bridge Road(17;2)”

·      Dean of Libraries Award #1 $300

o   Megan Grindle “Exposure”

·      Dean of Libraries Award #2 $300

o   Christina Kang “Creatures of Dichotomy:Finding a Bridge Between”

·      School of Art and Design Director’s Award $300

o   Lindsay Toney  “This Pussy Grabs Back”

·      School of Art and Design Director’s Award $300

o   Kristy Roberts “Psycho Beer”

·      Jurors Choice #1 $350     

o   Anna Jo Nardo “Headache Documentation”

·      Jurors Choice #2 $350     

o   Feliks Pyron “God of love”

·      Jurors Choice #3 $350     

o   Megan Grindle “Exposure”

·      Jurors Choice #4 $350

o   Jenna Adams “What's Left Behind”

·      Best in Show $700

Kari Kindelberger “Annual Catharsis”