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USM’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition Moves to Portland

The annual University of Southern Maine Juried Student Exhibition opened to the public in USM’s Gorham Art Gallery last fall. This yearly event provides art students with the real-world experience of creating works of art that will be juried by professionals in Maine’s art community.

The exhibition is now on display in Portland through Sunday, February 19, in the Area Gallery of USM’s Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland campus. Free and open to the public, Area Gallery hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed holidays.

This year’s jurors were Joe Kievitt, USM’s 2011 Spring Artist-in-Residence; Deborah Wing-Sproul, who teaches at Maine College of Art and at the University of Maine; and Jane Bianco, assistant curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum.

For more information, call Carolyn Eyler at 207-780-5008, or see USM Art Galleries.

The following awards were presented to students at the opening of the exhibition last fall:

Juried Award Winners:

The Sum, the Life,” detail, by Milo Moyer-Battick of East Fairfield, Vt., who is a senior majoring in studio art with a concentration in printmaking. A 2008 graduate of Bellows Free Academy, he is the son of Rebecca Moyer and David Battick.

Repetition and Nuance,” plaster, by Nathan Fogg of Portland, Maine, who is a senior majoring in studio art with a concentration in sculpture. He also is minoring in English. He is a 2003 graduate of Deering High School.

Look, Self Portrait,” silver print, by Marina Douglas who is a senior majoring in studio art with a concentration in photography. She is the daughter of Jose and Nancy Douglas of Round Pond, Maine.

Dean’s Purchase Award Winners:

Alycia McDuff, currently of Portland, is a junior working toward a BFA in ceramics. She is a 2007 graduate of Messalonskee High School.

Untitled,” by Alexandra Bishop of Island Falls, Maine, who is one of USM’s first recipients of a Creating Maine’s Future Presidential Scholarship, is a sophomore majoring in art history and working toward a BFA in studio art with a concentration in printmaking. She is a graduate of Southern Aroostook Community School and is the daughter of Heidi and Craig Bishop. 

President’s Purchase Award:

Up Close,” charcoal, by Kathleen Daniels of Seattle, Washington, who is a senior working toward a BA in studio art with a concentration in painting and drawing. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in graphic design.