Students Gain Real World Experience in Juried Student Exhibition

March 1st, 2011 by Adam
metal sculpture
Mario Giordano, metal sculpture. 2010 Juried Student Exhibition Best in Show.

Plymouth, N.H.–Plymouth State University students from all levels of artistic development will share their visual art works during the 2011 Juried Student Exhibition March 8–April 9 at the Silver Center for the Arts. An opening reception will be held from 4–6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

The Juried Student Exhibition at Plymouth State invites viewers to consider the eclectic visual voices of Department of Art students in the 21st century world.

Submitted works in a variety of genres were judged by Plymouth selectman and writer Daryl Browne, author and PSU Department of English Chair Liz Ahl, and Dean of the PSU Library and Academic Support Services David A. Beronä.

The Juried Student Exhibition provides an important opportunity for students to expand their artistic resume. The assignments they are asked to complete in their classes are similar to the kind of assignments they will develop on their own as practicing artists in the future. The show allows the students to understand the real world process of entering an exhibition and to see what is expected of them in a professional manner in preparation for when they enter exhibitions outside of the university setting.

The student art works are judged in five levels that approximate their years of academic study, first-year through senior, and one level for personal work developed outside the classroom. Each level has a “best in class” category and three “honorable mention” designations.

Students receiving awards are:

Olivia Nelson, a senior BFA candidate from Lee, Best in Class Level C; Best in Show

Drake McKay, a senior Art major from Brookline, Level A Best in Class

Kristina Barrows, a first year BFA major from Merrimack, Level A Honorable Mention

Noelle Stillman, a junior art major from Bedford, Level B Best in Class

Nathan Gagne, a senior art major from Hudson, Level B Honorable Mention

Joe Bianchi IV, a senior BFA major from Mendon, Mass., Level C Honorable Mention

Lynne W. Rand from Plymouth, Level D Best in Class

Craig Maines, a senior art major from Danbury, Level D Honorable Mention

Callie Garp, a senior BFA major from Plymouth, Level D Honorable Mention

Alysha Volkman, a senior art education major from Manchester, Level D Honorable Mention

Leah Nelson, a senior BFA majpor from Ashland, Level E Honorable Mention and

Nathan Cote, a senior BFA major from Windham, Level E Honorable Mention.

The Silver Center for the Arts is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and weekends from noon–6 p.m. Silver is closed PSU holidays and vacations.

For information about the Juried Student Exhibition contact Greg Finley, (603) 535-2614,

General information about events at PSU is available at ThisWeek@PSU,