3-D art invitational to showcase UAA’s finest

The handpicked artists in the upcoming 3D Invitational are the cat’s pajamas of the current UAA art community. The Student Union Gallery is kicking off this annual show on March 3 with a 5 o’ clock meet ‘n’ greet ‘n’ check-it-out reception.

As of today, the votes will be counted and invitations mailed out to talented artists of metalwork and sculpture, fibers, ceramics and 3D Design.

“The professors choose the artists; one from each class,” said Phil Obermarck, the gallery’s assistant manager.

Although he doesn’t know yet who will be in the show, Obermarck said that the chosen artists are the best of those taking classes right now.

The standard of work being showcased is expected to be higher this time around. The pool of eligible artists for this year’s Invitational is a collection of upper level classes, whereas in the past all classes were considered.

Obermarck expects to have two pieces from each student featured, and thinks the invite will produce fifteen to twenty pieces.

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For selected students who want to put their art up for sale, the gallery will a price list for prospective buyers.

The 3D show will be in the gallery longer than most shows because of spring break. To kick the party up again after vacation, the gallery will host a fortnight reception on March 16, mid-day, for the uninspired to stop in to look for something to be dazzled by.

“It’s going to be a great show. I’m looking forward to what the students are going to pull out this year,” said Brandon Moore, the Student Union Gallery Manager.

The 3D Invitational show will run in the Student Union Gallery from Thursday, March 3 to Monday, March 28. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Head: March gallery invitational takes on a new dimension

deck: Student Union Gallery sets up for annual 3D Invitational Art Show.

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pull: “It’s going to be a great show. I’m looking forward to what the students are going to pull out this year.” -Brandon Moore, SU Gallery Manager

tease: UAA 3D Artists, the chosen few.

Picture caption: “Ingrained Expression,” by Katie Bird, from the 2009 3D Invitational. Pieces are chosen from every three-dimensional medium of art.