Art & Design Student Exhibition

April 12 - May 8, 2010

  • Reception: April 15, 6-8 p.m., gallery lounge,
  • Live music by the Parkland College Guitar Ensemble
  • Awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

art & design print posterParkland Art Gallery proudly announces the annual Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, from April 12 through May 8. An excellent visual record of the learning that has taken place in the past year, the exhibit also publicly acknowledges the accomplishments made by these talented, dedicated, and hard-working students. A reception honoring the participants will be held on Thursday, April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge.

The juried exhibition involves works produced in our Art and Design classes within the last year. Art faculty members select the exhibit's works from approximately 400 submissions. The exhibit allows the college and public to see the strength and quality of Parkland student artwork; supports and celebrates recent student accomplishments; and illustrates the wide range of artistic media available to explore in these classes. Artwork will be on display from students in Photography, Painting, Drawing, Digital Imaging, Metals, Sculpture, Three-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Ceramics classes. Demonstrating tenacity and commitment, and revealing the development of critical thinking and visual perception, each exhibiting artist has created artwork worth seeing.

Ann Rund, a current student artist at Parkland whose work was included in last year's exhibition, said it was "very positive reinforcement to have my work selected, especially in my first semester at Parkland."

This year's award ceremony includes live music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble. A number of monetary awards will also be presented, including one from Tom Ramage, Parkland president; the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for a work of outstanding artistic achievement; the Department Chair of Fine and Applied Arts Award for excellence; The Metals Award of Artistic Distinction; and the Art Coop Award. Artwork selected for the Parkland Library Purchase Award and several general Purchase Awards will become part of the college's permanent collection. One student will win a scholarship to attend a workshop at the prestigious Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Finally, merit awards will be given for excellent work.