Two student exhibitions to open March 4

imageTwo exhibitions featuring student talent—the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and the Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition—will open at SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4.

The reception, which will be free and open to the public, will include an awards presentation for the juried exhibition at 7 p.m.

“For many years, the Student Association Art Exhibition Committee has been a proud sponsor and active participant in the juried exhibition, which is traditionally the most popular exhibition of the academic year,” said Mindy Ostrow, assistant director of Tyler Art Gallery.

This exhibition will feature original artwork in a variety of media such as ceramics, painting, photographs, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and video.

The exhibition is a competition that is open to any undergraduate student enrolled at SUNY Oswego. Invited jurors are chosen to review the submitted entries and make the final selection. This year’s jurors are Kathryn Martini, associate curator at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, and Elizabeth Brownell, a graphics art professor at Finger Lakes Community College.

This year’s awards will include the Student Association Purchase Award, the President’s Purchase Award, the Al Bremmer Award for Painting, the Jurors Award in Graphic Arts and the Jurors Award in Studio Arts. The art department also will present its annual awards to deserving art students, Ostrow said.

The Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition will open and run at the same time. It will feature work by studio art majors Margaret Fowler Goloski and Melissa Newcomb and graphic arts majors Lisa Benzing, Patricia Davis, Susan Harris and Kelly Shipley. The installation fulfills a final requirement for the master of arts degree.

Both exhibitions will continue through April 3.

Exhibitions and programs at Tyler Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance to attend any event at Tyler Art Gallery should call the gallery office in advance at 312-2113.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Artist at work—Sarah Pritchard, a sophomore studio art major at SUNY Oswego, works on a piece for submission into the upcoming 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the college’s Tyler Art Gallery. The juried exhibition and the Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition will both open at Tyler Art Gallery with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4.

(Posted: Feb 16, 2005)