Juried Student Exhibition March 11 – April 9 at PSU

March 1st, 2009 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—Student artists from a variety of academic disciplines at Plymouth State University will experience the process of submitting work to be selected by artist judges during the annual PSU Juried Student Art Show.

The show opens March 11 from 4-6 p.m. and continues through April 9 at Karl Drerup Art Gallery. The exhibition is an annual celebration of the talent and creativity of the art students of Plymouth State University.

Student artists are participants as well as viewers. Preparing for an exhibition is a valuable process, and students say it is important to be happy with their own work, even if jurors don’t select it. Showing their work alongside their peers opens them to other artists’ styles.

Jurors are selected to judge the student submissions, which include works in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture.

Jurors for the 2009 exhibition are Sarah Vopelius, Gary Haven Smith and Parker Potter.

Vopelius is a 2008 honors graduate of Plymouth State University, earning a BFA in graphic design with a minor in art history. She is graphic designer and Web coordinator at Madeira USA, an international embroidery supply company. Her graphic design work focuses on branding, advertising, illustration and print.

Smith earned a BFA from UNH and maintains a studio in Northwood. His numerous awards include being named a Lifetime Fellow by New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and earning a Pollock-Krasner Grant and a Greater Piscatuqua Foundation Enrichment Grant. His innovative sculptures in granite and his mixed media wall pieces are included in private, public and museum collections nationally and internationally and in galleries in New England and New York.

Potter, who curated Trajectory at PSU (March 4-April 15), has been chair of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s gallery committee and a member of the League’s board of trustees. He has curated shows for the New Hampshire Art Association, the League of New Hamphsire Craftsmen, the Sharon Arts Center and Franklin Pierce Law Center, and has organized print acquisitions for the Law Center’s art collection.

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday until 8 p.m. and by appointment, and is closed most holidays and PSU vacations.

For Gallery information, call (603) 535-2416 or log on to www.plymouth.edu/gallery.

Information about events at PSU is available online at ThisWeek@PSU, Thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.