March 06, 2018

UAB's 42nd annual Juried Student Exhibition is March 19-April 6

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juried bare streamBailey Barrow, "Bare (A Self Portrait)," 2018, oil on canvasMore than 80 works created by University of Alabama at Birmingham students were selected by guest juror Virginia Griswold for the 42nd annual Juried Student Exhibition.

Set to open Monday, March 19, the exhibition will run through April 6. A free public reception is planned for 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 23, with awards and brief remarks by Griswold at 6 p.m. The exhibition is coordinated by the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History, and presented in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts galleries, 1221 10th Ave. South.

The Juried Student Exhibition is an experiential learning opportunity for the students of the DAAH. The show is open to all students currently enrolled in courses in the DAAH. 

During her visit to UAB in February to judge the works, Griswold also held one-on-one studio visits with UAB BFA students.

Griswold is an artist based in Nashville. She received an MFA in sculpture/glass from Alfred University, Alfred, New York, in 2011 and a BFA in glass/material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, in 2004. She has also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts.

juried closedAnne Marie Cartwright, "Closed," 2016, pigment printIn 2009, she received a Brooklyn Arts Council Re-Grant to fund the project “What it is, What it will be: Objects Found and Altered in Brooklyn,” as well as a fellowship in sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2011, she was awarded a residency fellowship from Alfred University to study at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She was an artist-in-residence at the Gullkistan Residency in Iceland. She is an assistant professor of sculpture and 3-D foundations at Austin Peay State University. For more information on Griswold and her work, visit www.virginiagriswold.com.

Featured in the exhibition are works by students Laura Benson, Isaac Brady, Micah Briggs, Frances Hackney, Nicholas Howard, Devin Lunsford, Thad Mickler, Joni Moore, Amanda Morgado, Kole Nichols, Sarah Caroline Padgett, Hua Perry, Chase Prater, Anthony Smith, Svetlana Sobol and Emily Stroud, all of Birmingham; Bailey Barrow of Pinson; Faye Burton of Summerdale; Anne Marie Cartwright of Athens, Georgia; Emily Cox-Oldham of Fort Payne; Savanna Eosso of Matawan, New Jersey; Laura Evans of Clanton; Chelci Garrett of Boaz; Kenzie Greer of Alabaster; Timothy Harstvedt of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Rachel Hendrix of Billingsley; Alexandra Kulick of Auburn; Mariam Massoud and Jackson Ross of Hoover; Sophie McVicar, Caroline Myers and Sydney Williams of Mobile; Rachel Ozley of Gardendale; Irasema Quezada Hammock of Northport; Carey-Ann Sandheinrich of Pell City; Lakyn Shephard of Madison; Hannah Slatsky of Pleasant Grove; Savannah Turner of Tallapoosa, Georgia; Brian Wang of Pasadena, California; and Terrence Wimberly of Colorado Springs, Colorado.