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.