Annual Student Juried Art Assessment Exhibit Opens April 3 in Museum

Photo of the art show.

University employee Jake Wells views a painting by student artist Jennifer Catron.(View a larger image of the Exhibition)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 17, 2006 – The Annual Student Juried Art Assessment Exhibition opens April 3 in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum at Southeast Missouri State University.

An opening reception for the artists will be from 4 to 6 p.m. April 7. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served, and awards will be presented at 5 p.m. in the following categories:  2D Color/Design Foundations, 3D Foundations, Graphic Design/Illustration, Digital Arts, Ceramics, Fibers, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing and New Genre.  Best in Show, Distinguished Merit Award, Area Merit Awards and Purchase Awards will also be presented.

This year’s juror, Jerry Monteith, is an associate professor and head of the Sculpture Department at the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  Monteith earned his bachelor of fine arts degree through University of North Carolina and his master of fine arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  In addition to selecting works for the exhibition and award winners, Monteith will present a lecture involving his sculpture and sight works at noon March 29 in the University Center Ballroom.  He will also be assessing the overall quality of creative work being done in the Department of Art studios.

This is a significant show for Southeast students, showcasing selected works that have been created within the past year.  Many student artists will have their work for sale. The exhibit runs through April 23.

For additional information, contact  Paul Schock at (573) 986-6402 or e-mail pschock@semo.edu, or Ellen Hahs at (573) 651-2301 or e-mail ehahs@semo.edu.

This exhibition is supported by a congressionally directed grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

A wide variety of student produced work is on display at the exhibition.(View a larger image of the exhibition)