School of Art to hold Annual Student Exhibition

Mar 18, 2013 | Liberal Arts

An exhibition reception and awards ceremony to open the juried  Annual Student Exhibition for Louisiana Tech’s School of Art will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.  in room 103 of the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center. Before the exhibition reception, this year’s juror, Cristin Nunez will give a lecture titled “Gallery Virgins: How to Court Your First Commercial Gallery.” As juror, Nunez, who is assistant director of the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, selected the award winners and the works that will be exhibited. The exhibition was open to submissions from any student in the School of Art from freshmen to graduate students. “The most important criterion for selection was that the student has mature sensibilities,” she said.  Nunez said each submission was judged based on the maturity in its subject matter, color palette and overall aesthetic, whether the artist’s message was communicated well, if the student showed an understanding of materials, and if the time spent planning and producing the work was evident. The exhibition will be open through April 9 and features the best student work created during the year.  It is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash prizes will be given during the awards ceremony for best in show, and the best work in each of the following categories:  communication design, core, photography, studio, and graduate level. Exhibition organizers said the annual exhibition is one of the School of Art’s most popular and well-attended shows. By Lisa Plaisance