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Annual juried undergraduate art exhibit opens

April 06, 2009

The McDaniel College Department of Art and Art History presents the annual Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition April 7-17 in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall.

The show opens with a reception 7-9 p.m April 7. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For gallery hours, call 410-857-2595.

The exhibition is open to all students, who may submit up to five artworks they have done while studying at McDaniel College.

Two professional artists and art educators are serving as the exhibition’s jurors – Bill Schmidt, a painter and sculptor, who is director of the post-baccalaureate program at Maryland Institute College of Art, and Chris LaVoie, a sculptor, video and performance artist who is an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The jurors spent more than four hours pouring about 190 submissions to select 35 pieces that will be exhibited, said Steve Pearson, associate professor of Art. The jurors also will select the award winners for the eight awards that are given: Best in Show, First, Second, and Third place, three Honorable Mentions, and a Foundation Award that is open to work done in Drawing One (Perceptual Drawing and Design). Winners will be announced during the opening reception.

The accepted work this year ranges from Realistic Self-Portraits to Non-Objective paintings to Jewelry to three-dimensional Sculpture to Video and Photography, Pearson said.

Work not selected for the juried exhibition is then considered by members of the Art Club to be shown in the Annual Salon Des Refuse Exhibition. The Art History Honor Society, ETE, is sponsoring awards for the exhibition. The Salon exhibition is being held at the Studio Building. A joint closing reception and open house for the new studio addition will be held 7-9 p.m. April 9.

Artists in the annual Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition are:

Artist, Title, Medium

1. Michelle Alexander, You Must Speak Correctly, Mixed Media

2. Emily Biondo, Speed Limit 20, Mixed Media

3. Amber Maurer, Cuttin’ & Wrappin’ Time, Color Pencil on Paper
4. Rachel Held, Dandelion Seed Parachutes, Mixed Media

5. Rachel Held, Dandelion, Mixed Media

6. Amber Maurer, Meat Frenzy, Color Pencil on Paper
7. Nadia Frolova, Dragons, Tech Pens on Bristol
8. Meg Christian, On the Other Side, Graphite
9. Amber Maurer, Agricultural Montage, Video
10. Tara Russell, Take One, Acrylic/Paint Pen on Wood
11. Bobby Coleman, Untitled, Spray Paint/Acrylic/Wood
12. Lindsey Shue, Fearless Toy, Acrylic
13. Rufael Seyum, Power, Print
14. Jaki Sipes, The Jacket, Photography
15. Amanda Beck, Monsieur Noir, Linocut

16. Amanda Beck, The Crop, Silkscreen/Wood/Dirt

17. Laura Cox, Moby, Acrylic on Bristol Board
18. Amber Maurer, Pork Shoulder Butts, Oil on Rives BFK
19. Amelia Reiniger, Brain Injury, Acrylic and String
20. Amber Maurer, Meat Medley, Soft Sculpture
21. Jackie Buehrle, Camera, Mixed Media
22. Stephanie Kurtyka, Unlocking the Labyrinth, Tech Pen/Mylar/Sewing
23. Rufael Seyum, Oranges, India Ink/Ink Pen
24. Pamela Knopp, Lillium Sunrise, Sterling Silver
25. Stefon Kelly, Cup Man, Graphite
26. David Robertson, Self-Portrait, Charcoal on Rives
27. Rachel Bishop, Carpet, Coffee Filters/String
28. Anne Dorman, Self-Portrait, Charcoal
29. Jessie Paskowski, Awkward, Oil on Canvas
30. Lindsey Shue, Civil Rights Movement, Digital Print
31. Tara Russell, Potentially Lickable Ceiling, Jelly Beans/Parchment Paper/Embroidery Floss
32. Michelle Alexander, Land Hopper, Handmade Paper/Thread/Paint Glaze
33. Michelle Alexander, Red Country, Handmade Paper/Thread/Paint Glaze
34. Jes Osrow, Viva La Libertad, Oil Paint/Fabric
35. Emily Biondo, Could Stone Change, Mixed Media