A wide range of student artwork will star in SUNY Oswego's 58th annual Juried Student Exhibition, opening Feb. 19 in Tyler Art Gallery. 

The Juried Student Exhibition traditionally includes graphic design, ceramics, drawing, paintings, photographs (traditional and digital), sculptures, video, and apps, according to Michael Flanagan, director of Tyler Art Gallery. This year, more than 50 student artists showcase their creativity.

Running through March 20, viewing is free for the campus community, with COVID-19 protocols in place for in-person viewing. Alternatively, an online version of the show is available for anybody to view.

This show is open to submissions from any SUNY Oswego student. While ordinarily, up to three outstanding pieces per student might make the show, this year students have a maximum of one artwork selected, in part from the need for additional spacing in the gallery.

One of the biggest events of the year for the gallery, the reception and award ceremony for the juried exhibition, will take place via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. While virtual for 2021, this event will continue to present students with such coveted honors as the Presidential Purchase Award, Al Bremans Award, Gallery Director Award and Student Art Exhibition Committee Purchase/Award.

The Student Art Exhibit Committee organizes the Juried Student Exhibition, and the college's Student Association supplies funding.

To attend, students must be up to date on their COVID tests and fill out their daily health screening. No more than 10 to 12 attendees can be in the Tyler Hall gallery space at a given time. Upon entering, visitors must wear a mask and maintain distance from one another.  

For more information, contact Flanagan at 315-312-2112 or michael.flanagan@oswego.edu

Tyler Art Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays.

While the exhibit offers free admission to all, donations are welcome.

-- Written by Jonathan Morrow, Class of 2021