March 6, 2012
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the annual Baylor Art Student and Studio Faculty Exhibition beginning March 29 through April 17th. Patricia Meadows, who was co-founder of Dallas Visual Art Center (now called The Contemporary) and co-founder of the Emergency Artists' Support League, will jury the student artwork.
Meadows has organized and curated hundreds of exhibits locally, regionally and nationally including three exhibits for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C. In late 1999, she joined Hall Financial Group as Senior Vice President and art curator for Hall Office Park in Frisco, Texas. Under her supervision, more than 165 works of art were selected and installed in publicly accessible locations including the Texas Sculpture Garden, which showcases contemporary sculpture by 40 well-known Texas artists. Meadows is the owner of "Art Connections" an art consulting company that specializes in art services for private and corporate collections. Services include all aspects of art consultation, design, and installation.
Patricia Meadows will select approximately 75 works from an average pool of 200 entries. "Whether a student's work is accepted or not, we hope the students will see the jury process as a valuable experience that is an important part of their art education," said Karin Gilliam, director of the museum, "It is also a wonderful opportunity for our community to purchase artwork and encourage our students." A reception and awards ceremony will be held on March 29, from 6-8pm. The public is cordially invited to this event.
In Gallery II, the Martin Museum of Art will showcase original works of art created by the Baylor studio art faculty in a wide range of media. Karin Gilliam said, "The art students also benefit from seeing the most recent artwork created by their studio professors. The faculty exhibition is a stimulating environment for discussion. The students always come away with additional insight and respect for their professors."
The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Hours are 10-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sunday. The museum is open from 10-7:30pm on Thursday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum.
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