Department of Art + Design
Department of Art + Design
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The 2014 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opened with a reception on Monday, April 7th where the awards for the exhibit were announced. Exhibit Juror Sara Krajewski of INOVA, UW-Milwaukee, selected the work for the exhibit as well as the awards.
Awards were presented to the following students: Best of Show, Eric Hazeltine; 1st Prize, Willow Becher; 2nd Prize, Ashley Dahlke; 3rd Prize Harrison Halaska; Chancellor Richard and Roni Telfer Award, Sydney Michuda; Pretty Good Ceramics Award, Stephanie Miller; Not the Pretty Good Ceramics Award but still a Pretty Good Ceramics Award, Award, Paul Boland; Ceramics Award, Alec Schweiger; Director's Award, Ethan Eichstedt-Anderson; Excellence in Printmaking Award, Jennifer Pendur; Excellence in Metals Award, Stephanie Miller; Drawing Award, Rebecca Gentil; Friends of Figure Drawing Award; Taylor McDarison; Honorable Mention/Traditional Photography, Becca Jackson; Honorable Mention/Digital Photography, Paul Boland; Honorable Mention for Digital Media, Brandon Korth. The Chancellor’s Purchase Award was presented to Eric Hazeltine. Additional Honorable Mentions, Olevia Watters; Jason Thomas; Hannah Sweet; Adrianna Clift; Ger Xiong; Kristin Bates and Neta Ron. A complete listing of all accepted works, awards and the Jurors Statement may be found on the Crossman Gallery web site: http://blogs.uww.edu/crossman/
The People's choice Award will be presented at a special reception on Friday April 18th at noon. Awards that were not available at the opening will be presented then as well.
Next up at the Crossman Gallery is the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Work is due to be delivered in the gallery on Monday and Tuesday, March 31 and April 1. The juror for this year's competition is Sara Krajewski, Director of INOVA at UW-Milwaukee. The exhibit opens with a reception on Monday, April 7.
The week of April 7th also marks a major event in the Department of Art + Design. We will be hosting the site visit by the representatives from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Members of the department have been preparing documents and submitting examples of student work for this critical event. The site visits are one step in the process of renewing the national accreditation of the Department of Art + Design.
Congratulations to Taylor McDarison, recipient of the UWW National Alumni Outstanding Junior Award.
The Crossman Gallery recently hosted the 44th Annual Ceramics Exhibit: Contemporary Artists Mixing Old and New Technologies. The exhibit was curated by Ceramics Professor jared Janovec with the goal of investigating new technology as it manifests itself in the world of ceramics. Artists included in the exhibit were: Ivan Albreht, Tiffany Bailey, Peter Biddulph, Nicholas Bivins, Chad Curtis, Bryan Czibesz, Teri Frame, Nick Geankoplis, Holly Hanessian, Anna Calluori Holcombe, Jeremy Jernegan, Thomas Schmidt, and Malcolm Mobutu Smith.
Faculty, Staff and students recently took part in the College Art Association meeting in Chicago on February 12-15. On hand for the conference were Associate Dean Robert Mertens, Department Chair Susan Messer, faculty members Bill Miller, Adrienne Foster, Deborah Wilk and Gallery Director Michael Flanagan who was accompanied by three independent studies students: Lindsey Mushall, Kimberly Storage, and Lindsey Thompson. The gallery staff, along with Associate Dean Mertens, was able to take part in a special open house at the home and studio of Chicago Imagist Roger Brown. Following his death, Brown's home and studio were bequeathed to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which has maintained it as a research site, and it remains much as it was during his lifetime.
Professor Xiaohong Zhang has work included in a new exhibit at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. Across the Divide features the work of eighteen Chinese artists who are currently teaching in universities in the United States. Professor Zhang presented a lecture about her work on February 20th.
Gallery Director Michael Flanagan and Printmaking Professor Max White traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico in January to conduct workshops at Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, UABJO. Professor White introduced students to the technique of solar etching. Michael Flanagan taught introductory procedures for gallery and museum management and organized an exhibit of prints from the collection of the university and loans from a private collection. Professor White also mounted an exhibit of her own work at the Art and Culture Gallery at the University. Both exhibits opened with a festive reception attended by artists, university staff members and members of the community.