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Juried Student Exhibition shows PLU talent

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November 20, 2012

Poster - Juried copyThe University Gallery opens its fall semester’s final show with the annual Juried Student Exhibition on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, with a reception that night from 5 to 7 p.m. Works will be on display until December 12, 2012. The reception is open to the university community, as well as the general public.

Students not only compete to be featured in the show but also for monetary prize. Three awards will be announced during the reception at 5:30pm.

“This fall’s Student Juried Exhibition represents the best of PLU’s student artists,” Gallery Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Heather Mathews, says. “We were pleased not only with the large number of submissions (approximately 80), but especially with the high quality of the work we received. More than 60 pieces will be featured in the exhibition, with a wide range of media: from lithography to ceramic, photography to oil, and more.”

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Kate Albert Ward. Ward received her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and her B.A. from the University of Washington. She is a managing editor and writer for the online arts and culture magazine, Post Defiance, a co-chair for the Tacoma Arts Leadership Lab, and an administrator for Campus MLK, which serves at-risk youth in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. She has worked with college students as the Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellow at the Portland Art Museum and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Portland State University.

“Kate brought her considerable experience to the process, and was able to draw themes and resonances out of the large pool of works to create a cohesive, and very strong, collection,” Mathews says.