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Dedicated: 2023 Student Juried Art Exhibition on view from March 1 - March 24

The Department of Visual Arts – Dedicated: 2023 Student Juried Art Exhibition will be on display at the Fletcher Hall Gallery from March 1 – 24th. This annual juried exhibition gives visual art students an opportunity for their creative work to be recognized and exhibited. The exhibition consists of original works of visual art in a variety of mediums.

As always, an outside juror is asked to select works for inclusion and to name prize winners. This year’s juror is Abigail Heuss. Abigail Heuss is an associate professor at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia where she teaches 3D Design and Metalsmithing courses. She holds an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions and been published in several books and magazines. Heuss makes domestic and wearable objects with a sentimental focus on narrative.

Heuss wrote in her juror’s statement,” Many of the works submitted deal with important and relatable ideas such as mental health, the black American experience, generational trauma, self love, community, abuse, chronic illness, and history. The willingness of these artists to be vulnerable and honest in their works is commendable. With themes such as home and family, love and longing, the works in this exhibition are poignant, funny, sad, and a couple are just plain charming”.

A Visiting Artist talk by juror Abigail Heuss will take place on March 1st from 5-5:45 PM in Fletcher Hall room 134. An opening reception will take place March 1st , from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Awards will be announced and presented at the opening reception. The exhibit is located in the Fletcher Hall Gallery on the second floor of Fletcher Hall. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9 -4:00, and Friday from 9 – Noon.

For more information please contact: Michael Eble, Curator of Exhibitions and Events, College of the Arts at or (337) 482-5318