Open to students across all majors at the University, the Juried Student Exhibition fosters student preparation for professional art settings and processes, provides feedback from art professionals in the community, and exposes their work to a wide range of viewers.

Special thank you to the University Credit Union for supporting this year’s awards for best-in-show, as well as Casco Bay Frames & Gallery and Hunt’s Photo & Video, who both submitted Gift Cards which will be awarded to this year’s winners.

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This year’s award winners

Click here to see all the accepted submissions!

Join us in thanking this year’s Jurors:

Phoebe Cole

Phoebe Cole is an art consultant and gallerist based in Portland, Maine. Currently, she serves as Co-Director of Alice Gauvin Gallery and Special Projects Manager at Powell Fine Art Advisory. Her focus is working in tandem with artists and clients to realize creative projects and expand cultural networks. Previously, Phoebe worked as an Agent / Producer for Serlin Artist Management and as a Project Manager with Art Production Fund, an NYC-based public art non-profit.

Kelsey Halliday Johnson

Kelsey Halliday Johnson (she/they) is an organizational strategist, eco-feminist, writer, and artist from Philadelphia, living in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She currently works as the Executive Director of SPACE. Previously, Kelsey worked in curatorial and advancement capacities for the Michener Art Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, Locks Gallery, for independent curator Marianne Bernstein, and her own independent multi-site curatorial projects; as well as gaining significant administrative experience at Blind Spot Magazine, the Penn Museum, and WPRB 103.3FM. She is a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Wesleyan University, and has taught at a range of colleges and universities as well as Interlochen Arts Academy. Johnson’s research projects have explored the aesthetics and rhetoric of fascism, the intersection of art and technology, activist artists, explorations of landscape through media, and experimental performance theory.

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Jenny McGee Dougherty (she/her) is a visual artist based in South Portland, ME. She is the Associate Director of Artists at Work and Alumni Relations at Maine College of Art & Design and exhibits her work nationally. Previously, Jenny was the Associate Director of SPACE Gallery from 2010-2014 and the Administrative Director at TEMPOart in 2018. Her murals, paintings, and surface design work can be seen in several public spaces throughout Portland.

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