40th Annual Juried Student Art Show
The current exhibition is the 40th Annual Juried Student Art Show, open from March 29 to April 30, 2010 at the McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries. The artworks in this year’s highly competitive exhibit were selected by Chicago-based ceramic artist and author, Paul Andrew Wandless and represent his choice of the best USI student art of the past academic year. Read the Juror's Statement.
Winners of merit awards, purchase awards and scholarship awards were selected by the juror and announced at the opening reception on March 28, 2010. Community members and area businesses and corporations generously contribute to make these awards possible. The exhibit may be viewed from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
About the Juror
Paul Andrew Wandless is assistant professor of art at Harold Washington College in chicago, Illinois. He is recognized for his numerous publications about alternative clay techniques, including the ceramic print. He is the author of Image Transfer on Clay and co-author of Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques: Raku, Sagger, Pit and Barrel, both published by Lark Books.
Professor Wandless received his MFA from Arizona State and is a former board member of NCECA. Currently he is the special director of video for NCECA. His recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Plinth Gallery, in Denver, Colorado; The Ceramic Print at the Lill Street Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; and Beyond Embargo: Cuban and American Ceramics at the Fuller Crafts Museum in Brocton, Massachusetts.
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