Monday, November 18, 2013

Call for Entries Now Open for the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition

A highlight of the Art Museum's programming, the 39th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition call for entries is now open!  As in the past, the exhibition is open to any student at UW who is enrolled in the current academic year.  This year, students will be submitting images online through Cafe - an online call for entry website.  One of the goals of the student exhibition has always been to provide students with a practical, professional experience. By shifting to an online submission process, students will be set up with the tools and skills they will need to apply for national and international shows on a professional level.

Another benefit of the online process is that we can reach out to jurors who are farther away.  This year's juror is Nina Johnson-Milewski, director and owner of Gallery Diet in Miami.  Working with contemporary artists on a daily basis, Nina will bring a unique perspective!

Students who would like to submit to the exhibition can visit the Cafe website and create a profile for free.  A simple search for "39th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition" will bring up the call where information and images can be uploaded.

The Art Museum is looking forward to another great exhibition that showcases the creative work being done by students around the UW Campus!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Laramie Mural Project Update

The final mural of 2013 has been completed, but there are still a lot of exciting things happening with the Laramie Mural Project!  A new cell phone audio tour is now up and running.  Each mural artist took the time to record a prompt for their mural or murals, so the next time you're around town all you have to do is call a local number, enter the prompt number listed above followed by the pound sign (#), and you'll hear directly from each artist! You can click on the image above for a larger version of this handout to print and take with you.

Dan Toro's mural, Bookshelf, was the last mural of the year, and Brian Guice Media of Laramie has created a great time lapse of Dan's process.  You can check out the video here.

Thanks to the great support of the Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year, we look forward to the addition of even more murals in 2014!  As winter kicks into gear, we hope everyone around town appreciates the added color and liveliness that the current murals offer to Laramie's downtown!