March 12, 2014
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition beginning March 27th at 5:30pm and running through April 15th. Renowned Texas artist, Sedrick Huckaby, is the guest juror and will present awards to the students March 27.
Sedrick Huckaby’s rich impasto paintings celebrate family history, faith, and community. Combining the languages of representation and abstraction, they evoke overlooked cultural traditions and the improvisational colors of jazz. Born in 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas, Huckaby earned his BFA at Boston University in 1997 and his MFA from Yale University in 1999, before returning home to Fort Worth where he currently lives and works. His paintings and drawings have been featured in numerous exhibitions across the country and his works are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; and the African American Museum in Dallas.
Huckaby will select approximately 100 works from an average pool of 225 entries. This will be the first year the Student Art Exhibition will occupy both Gallery I and II, which will allow more art students the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition as an undergraduate. “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 27th, from 5:30-7pm. The public is cordially invited to this event.
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