Juried art show displays selection of student talent

Outside the Student Union Gallery, students formed a line for complimentary salmon, cheese and carrot cake. But for many, the real treat was seeing whose artwork made it into the 2008 Juried Student Art Exhibition.

Amid the frenzy inside and outside the gallery, no one knew before opening which pieces had been selected. No one exept juror Sheila Wyne.

Wyne was chosen to be this year’s juror by the Student Union Gallery Committee. Every year the committee chooses a juror from a list of significant professional artists in the state.

The juror then selects pieces from UAA students for the exhibition.

The show is drastically different each year because of the unique pool of artists, their work and the juror that accompanies the show.

“You can’t compare show to show. It becomes a very individual experience,” said Kat Tomka, UAA art professor and member of the gallery committee.

The exhibition featured a myriad of mixed media.

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“It’s interesting to see the relationships pieces develop with each other,” said John Wilcox, a senior art student whose art was selected for the show.