Juried Student Exhibition to open Jan. 31 in Tyler Art Gallery

Tyler Art Gallery at SUNY Oswego will host the 51st annual Juried Student Exhibition starting Friday, Jan. 31.

The exhibition, running concurrently through March 1 with a display titled “Recollection: A Memory Loss Awareness Project,” will open from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Tyler Hall with a free public reception featuring the student artists.

Exhibition jurors Peter Valenti and Michelle Roberts examining sculpture submissionThe Juried Student Exhibition welcomed 150 submissions from undergraduates around campus, and 62 were selected for the show, according to Michael Flanagan, director of Tyler Art Gallery. Artistic media included are book arts, drawings, paintings, photographs, digital illustrations, ceramics, sculpture, prints and newer media such as websites, digital animation and web applications.

Serving as jurors for this exhibition were Michelle Roberts of Rochester, a 2006 Oswego alumna and owner of Michelle Roberts Design and Novus Creative, and Peter Valenti of Syracuse, a 1983 alumnus, teacher and developer of the ceramics program at East Syracuse-Minoa High School, co-founder and president of the Independent Potters Association and director of the high school ceramics exhibition Central New York Feats of Clay.

In addition to “Recollection” and the juried student exhibition opening that night, the “Guerrilla Gorilla Grad Art Exhibition” will display recent work of SUNY Oswego students in master’s-related art programs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the Student Gallery, Room 21 of Tyler Hall.

Tyler Art Gallery is open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays when college is in session.

Parking for Tyler Art Gallery patrons without a current SUNY Oswego parking permit is $1. For more information, visit oswego.edu/administration/parking. Parking is available in the employee and commuter lots east of Culkin Hall, the college’s seven-story main administration building.

PHOTO CAPTION: Jury is in—Jurors Peter Valenti and Michelle Roberts, both SUNY Oswego alumni, look over “Dreadnought,” a welded-steel sculpture that student Zach Wilson submitted for the college’s 51st annual Juried Student Exhibition, running Jan. 31 to March 1 in Tyler Art Gallery on campus. The exhibition will open with a free public artists’ reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Tyler Hall.

(Posted: Jan 15, 2014)