Annual Juried Student Exhibition Opens April 9 at Crisp Museum


Beginning April 9, “The Annual Juried Student Exhibition” will be displayed at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The exhibit will be on display through May 9, and admission is free. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

This year’s awards will be announced online at beginning April 9.

Merit awards and honorable mentions will be presented in each of the following categories: Color Composition/Design Foundations, 3D, Drawing, Painting, Fibers, Graphic Design/Illustration, Digital Art, Printmaking, Ceramics and Sculpture. Best in Show and the Distinguished Merit Award will also be presented. Additionally, many of their works on view will be available for purchase.

“This year’s submissions and juroring are being done digitally, which provided a unique set of challenges. The work that is to be selected is a demonstration of the commitment by our students to produce the best work possible during difficult times,” said Jim Phillips, museum manager and senior curator.

This year’s juror will be Zack Tucker, assistant professor of communication design in the Department of Art at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

In conjunction with the student exhibition, the professional juror exhibits a solo show of their own work in Southeast’s River Campus Art Gallery. His exhibit, “Dialogues on Democracy,” is a participatory exhibition that invites viewers to co-create a better future for all people.

Tucker is a Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and illustration and Master of Arts in educational/instructional technology. He is currently. His work explores the intersection of design strategy, politics and autonomous technologies.

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The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.