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2019 Student Juried Show



2019 Student Juried Show Demonstrates Talent Beyond Art Major

James Madison University students of any major had the opportunity to submit work to the 2019 Student Juried Show, opening March 27 at ArtWorks Gallery. The show features more than 30 students in the School of Art, Design and Art History, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to show their work at ArtWorks, which usually shows work by art majors only.   Five of the selected artists will receive the Juror’s Choice Undergraduate Exhibition Award of $100. 

“This is a great opportunity to show the strengths of SADAH’s studio and design programs and for our art students’ work to be assessed by a professional artist,” said John Ros, assistant professor of art and director and chief curator at the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. 

Any JMU student enrolled in a SADAH course during the 2018-19 academic year was eligible to submit their work; only SADAH majors are eligible for the cash prize. This year ArtWorks received 43 artist submissions. 

The gallery chose Virginia Beach, Va., artist Sandy Williams IV, to jury the 2019 show, which has taken place every year for more than two decades. Williams’ conceptual art practice often deals with the time it takes to do things, through various mediums including sculpture, films, text and even song.

The show will run March 27- April 19, with an opening reception open to the public March 27, 5-8 p.m., Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. This show is the last for the gallery this year - see for gallery hours. 

ArtWorks Gallery is JMU's student-run gallery within SADAH, exhibiting work by undergraduate and graduate students.


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Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2021

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