Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art to Host Annual Art Student Exhibition

Martin Museum student exhibition
March 24, 2015

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WACO, Texas (March 24, 2015) – The annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Martin Museum of Art.

“It’s a wonderful learning experience for our art students and also a wonderful opportunity for the department of art to show the proficiency of our students,” said Karin Gilliam, director of the Martin Museum of Art.

Baylor art students were asked to submit up to four pieces produced in class within the last year. There were approximately 200 submissions this year. Of the submissions, 78 were chosen by this year’s guest juror Danville Chadbourne, a renowned Texas sculptor who will present awards to the students at the opening reception.

“For a lot of art students, this is the first time they’ve exhibited. The whole jurying process is really important for our students to go through and experience. They’ll have the privilege of hearing and meeting the juror afterward, and he’ll be speaking to the students about his criteria for choosing pieces,” Gilliam said.

Eight of the 78 chosen pieces will receive a cash reward of $100. In addition, there will a People’s Choice award for a $200 prize. Anyone can vote, and voting be open from March 26 until April 14.

Seventy-percent of the student artwork will be for sale to the public.

“For most of our students, it’ll be their first opportunity to sell their artwork. It’s a great opportunity to purchase high-quality original art at modest prices,” Gilliam said.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave., in Waco.

For more information, contact Karin Gilliam

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART

The museum’s mission is one of education and service by bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor University and Central Texas. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within Baylor’s department of art. The permanent collection consists of approximately 1,300 objects representing a variety of art that has been donated to or purchased by Baylor. The collection contains art by such well-known artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco de Goya, and Edouard-Leon Cortes. Included in the collection are approximately 300 paintings by famous watercolor artists, among them George Post, Phil Dike, Edgar Whitney and John Marin.

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