MISSOULA – The 20th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will open Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Gallery of Visual Arts at the University of Montana. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. that day, with juror’s remarks and award presentation at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
The exhibition, presented and organized by the UM School of Art’s Gallery of Visual Arts and the student-run UM Artist Collective, features a diverse array of media and style by graduate and undergraduate students of all levels. For many students, the annual exhibition is the first opportunity to exhibit work in a professional gallery.
The students invite an art professional not associated with the University to serve as the juror who selects the works to be exhibited and designate awards. This year’s juror is Vanessa German, a sculptor, poet and performance artist from the Pittsburgh area who currently has an exhibit of her work on display at UM’s Montana Museum of Art & Culture.
The Gallery of Visual Arts is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment only on Mondays. The gallery is located on the first floor of the UM Social Science Building. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
For more information about the UM School of Art and Gallery of Visual Arts visit http://www.umt.edu/art.