USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

work by Natasha Shacklett

Juried Student Exhibition

We are pleased to present this annual exhibition open to all USM students submitting work in any media. The exhibition is designed to provide students with an introduction to a professional type of exhibition as emerging artists. As part of the process, they obtain feedback from art professionals in the community, learn to prepare art for a professional setting, and have their work exposed to a wide range of viewers perhaps for the first time.

Our appreciation to jurors Nat May, curator and former SPACE executive director, and Anne Alexander, sculptor and educator. They chose fifty-one works by thirty-four students, then selected award winners for cash and gift certificate prizes: Best of Show, Juror’s Award, and four Honorarble Mention awards. A smaller version of this show will be displayed at the USM AREA Gallery, Woodbry Campus Center, Portland campus April 5-May 1.