UNF student art exhibition on campus this spring

Jessica Harden

UNF’s Art & Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition will display several art styles. Photo by Michael Wilke
UNF’s Art & Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition will display several art styles.
Photo by Michael Wilke
Exhibition goers can expect a wide range of art styles and pieces from 44 of UNF’s own at UNF’s Art & Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition.

The Exhibition will display a total of 64 art pieces selected from art submitted by 128 art students who applied through a digital application process.

Amara McMann, coordinator of the UNF art galleries, said the selection of art will provide a great overview of the Department of Art and Design. “There’s a great variety of ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography. It’s everything… It really shows what the students are doing,” McMann said.
Work from 44 UNF art students will be displayed. Photo by Michael Wilke
Work from 44 UNF art students will be displayed.
Photo by Michael Wilke
The Exhibition, which opened Jan. 14, gives students and faculty the opportunity to see some of the best student work in the Department of Art and Design. Michael T. Schmidt, art professor at Valdosta State University, will judge and select the best art pieces and artists from the gallery.
The Exhibition will display a total of 64 pieces. Photo by Michael Wilke
The Exhibition will display a total of 64 pieces.
Photo by Michael Wilke
Senior Painting, Drawing and Printmaking major Franklin Ratliff said, “There’s not really that many opportunities for art students to show work. This is one of the few, and it’s juried. It’s something you put on a resume.” Ratliff is one of the artists whose work will be displayed in the Exhibition.

McMann said, “We really feel like student work should be on campus so students can see what students are doing and really make it about the UNF community.”

Every other year, the show rotates between UNF and MOCA. This year was UNF’s turn. The Juried Annual Exhibition is located in the UNF Gallery of Art in Building 2, Room 1001.

The gallery will be open Jan. 14 – Feb. 21, 2014 and is free to students on campus. The show will have a reception and awards event Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m.