Press release from Western Carolina University:
Western Carolina University’s Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is one of the longest-running Catamount art traditions. For emerging artists, this exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting. Their work is reviewed by an outside art professional who has the challenge of making selections from the many talented students who submit an application.
The WCU Fine Art Museum is pleased to showcase twenty-nine works in this year’s exhibition, on display from February 19 – March 22, 2019. Created by undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, the works on view encompass a range of mediums, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital animation, graphic design, book arts, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Exhibiting students include Abigail Mosher, Alison Kabrich, Annabela Cockrell, Brandi Swisher, Casey Sweet, Christen Ray, Dustin Newton, Elijah Troutman, Elizabeth Stone, Elliott Suess, Grace Woodard, Hallie Sholar, Heather Warriner, Joel Basnett, Katherine Coyne, Katy Milke, Matthew Harris, Lindsey Turner, Luke Webb, Mitch Foust, Sarah Kunkleman, Starkim Noble, Taylor Short, Thaddeus Prevette, Victoria Alexander, Tyler Martino, Zachary Alexander, and Zoe Koval.
This year, the exhibition is juried by Lee Walton, Associate Professor of Art at UNC Greensboro. Professor Walton holds a Master of Fine Arts from the California College of Arts. He directs both the Graduate Program and the Interdisciplinary Arts and Social Practice program at UNC Greensboro. He has been commissioned by museums, institutions and cities, both nationally and internationally, to exhibit, lecture, and lead participatory public events.
The reception and awards ceremony for the 51st Annual Undergraduate Exhibition will take place on March 21, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The WCU Fine Art Museum is always free and open to the public with free parking on site, located at 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 7:00 p.m. For information, call 828-227-ARTS or visit arts.wcu.edu/51st.