Monday, January 10, 2011

Welcome Back Students!

Now that UW is back in session for the spring semester, the Art Museum would like to remind students of the many upcoming opportunities specifically for students. Those who are interested in submitting artwork for consideration in the 36th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition must drop artwork off at the Art Museum this week, Thursday and Friday, January 13 and 14 between 9 am and 4 pm. The exhibition is open to any undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccelaureate students from any disciple who were enrolled in the 2011 academic year. The entry form and all of the details can be found on the Art Museum website.

If your artwork is not accepted into the exhibition, students have the option of showing their work in the Student Art League's 16th annual Salon des Refuses, which will be shown in the UP Gallery in the Fine Arts Building January 25-February 5. Students have the option to sign up or opt out of this exhibition upon dropping off their artwork at the Art Museum.

The opening reception for all of the spring exhibitions, including the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition will be on Friday, January 28 from 6-8 pm. The Award Ceremony for the student exhibition will begin at 6:30 pm. This year there are over 30 awards to be given out.

Students who do win an award at the Awards Ceremony are then given the chance to talk about their work on Monday, February 7, at 6 pm. This Gallery Walk Through is open to the public, and many of the Art Museum's docents attend to learn about the art on view. This is a chance for students to tell the public about their artwork in their own words.

A second professional development opportunity is also available that evening, Monday, February 7 at 7 pm. 20:20 is a public program where student artists, not just those included in the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, are given 20 slides in PowerPoint format, and each one is shown for 20 seconds. This fast-paced presentation is a great way for artists to share their artwork, get feedback, and practice talking about what they do. It's a good opportunity especially for upper level students who have a prepared portfolio and might be thinking about entering the job market or applying for graduate school.

For more information about any of these events, please contact Assistant Curator Rachel Miller at 307.766.6621 or

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