PSU Art Students are Participants, Not Viewers, in Annual Juried Exhibition

February 27th, 2007 by Adam

Student artists from a variety of academic disciplines at Plymouth State University will have the real-life experience of submitting work to be critiqued by professional artists during the annual PSU Juried Student Art Show.

The exhibition will hang at the Silver Center for the Arts March 7 – April 7. A reception will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.

“PSU students in all majors submit work to be juried for this annual show,” said Gallery Director Catherine Amidon. “Reaching out to the campus population of student artists as participants, rather than visitors, allows an important part of the community to become engaged in meaningful ways.”

Students say it is important to be happy with their own work, even if jurors reject it. Showing their work opens them to other artists’ styles. Getting ready for an exhibition is a valuable process which culminates in the showing of their work.

Jurors are professionals from the fields of art education, graphic design, and studio art who are selected to evaluate the student submissions which include works in a variety of media and styles.

Jurors for the 2007 exhibition are Elaine M. Caikauskas of Manchester, private instructor of drawing and painting; Chuck Gibson of Hanover, owner of Chuck Gibson Design; and Robin Peringer of Brookline, Nashua School District visual arts director and art educator at Nashua High School and Rivier College.

“This exhibition provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students and invites them to become cultural agents as exhibiting artists,” said art department Chair Cynthia Vascak. “We welcome you to join us in this celebration.”

Exhibition hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekends noon – 6 p.m., and during Silver Center performances.
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