Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Jurying Process for the Student Exhibition

This year, the application and jurying process for the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition was changed to a completely online process.  Students were asked to submit up to three images on a call for entry website, where they also created a user profile and could provide additional information like an artist statement.  In the past, students physically brought their work to the Art Museum, where the juror would then have to sift through hundreds of works of art, which is what last year's juror Michael Chavez is doing in the picture above.  The online process is not only safer for the artwork, but also better prepares students for what they'll encounter outside of school.  Many national and international galleries and museums use a similar online process for shows and exhibitions, so UW students will have the experience they may need in professional setting.

By moving to an online process, the Art Museum was also able to reach out to a juror who is more distantly located than we were able to in year's past.  This year's juror is Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner of Gallery Diet in Miami, FL.  Each year, the juror brings their own unique perspective to the student exhibition, and we're excited to see what Nina's gallery background and experience with contemporary art will add to this year's exhibition!  Accepted work for the exhibition will be posted on Tuesday, January 7.

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