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Student artists sought for Art Expo 2009

BOONE—Appalachian State University is seeking artists to participate in Art Expo 2009.  The annual juried student exhibition will be displayed in Farthing Auditorium’s Catherine J. Smith Gallery and will feature a range of artworks by Appalachian students.

Students of all majors who are interested in participating in this event should register Thursday, Feb. 19, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Wey Hall. Following the registration, students will be expected to deliver and set up their works between 6 and 9 p.m. in Wey Hall. Any works not received at this time will be excluded from the competition.

Students and faculty are encouraged to visit Wey Hall Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to vote for works to be included exhibition and artists to receive monetary awards based on the following categories: clay, drawing, fibers, foundations/fundamentals/digital photography, graphic design 2D, graphic design 3D/4D, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. There will be free refreshments and there live music in the Wey Hall lobby from 1 to 3 p.m.

Guest juror Terry Dowell-Dennis will choose works for the exhibition as well as determine awards for “best of awards” in the various media categories and the “Best in Show” award. Dowell-Dennis received her BS degree in art education from Appalachian and her MFA in sculpture from Clemson University. She is an assistant curator of education for the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC-Greensboro. She will give a talk about her work Friday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. in Wey Hall Room 208.

Works selected for Art Expo 2009 will be exhibited March 27 – April 18. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m.

Catherine J. Smith Gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-262-7338.


Contact: Kelley Wenner