The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition from March 22 through April 15. The guest juror for 2018 will be Cohn Drennan, Director of Cohn Drennan Contemporary. The exhibition opens at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 22, with a reception and will include remarks by the juror and student award ceremony.
Cohn Drennan has served in many capacities in the Fine Arts community. Early in his career, Drennan was a Museum Specialist for Works of Art on Paper at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where he managed the administration and conservation of over 10,000 objects in the permanent collection. He would later serve as Deputy Director for the United States Department of State, Arts in Embassies Program. For 16 years he would work with artists, museums, and other art world professionals to increase International cultural awareness of American art through exhibitions at US embassies worldwide.
Drennan also served as the Museum Director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, and currently acts as an art dealer who represents contemporary Texas art and artists.
The annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition features artwork completed during the previous year in studio art classes. The guest juror will select approximately 60-70 works to be included in the exhibition from about 200 entries. The juror will also select awards in each of the material disciplines and will speak about the selection process and present awards with monetary prizes to students during the opening reception. A variety of student artwork will be available for purchase.
The Martin Museum of Art will open the 2018 Baylor Art Student Exhibition at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 22 with a reception, Juror's Remarks, and Award Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Admission and events are free and open to the public. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm, and Sunday: 1- 4pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, during Baylor University holidays, and between exhibitions.