Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art Will Host Annual Art Student Exhibition with Kickoff March 22

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March 21, 2016

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WACO, Texas (March 21, 2016) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art will host the annual juried Baylor Art Student Exhibition, opening with a reception and presentation of awards at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through April 17, 2016.

The exhibition will feature artwork completed during the previous year’s studio art classes at Baylor.

Clint Willour, curator at Galveston Art Center, will serve as guest juror and present awards to students at the opening reception. He will select about 80 works to be exhibited from about 200 submitted entries, with awards given in each of the material disciplines. Willour will speak about his selection process and announce winners of monetary prizes.

Willour has been curator of Galveston Arts Center for the past 24 years and an art professional for more than forty years. He is active on numerous boards of art organizations and has served as a juror for more than 80 competitions. He is known for his multi-disciplinary focus.

Student art will be for sale and light refreshments will be provided.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays and university holidays. Admission is free and events are open to the public.

For more information, contact Allison Syltie or visit Baylor.edu/martinmuseum.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 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.

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 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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