Colorado Mesa University Juried Student Exhibition

March 1 – April 8
Sponsored by The Art Center Guild

Juror lecture Saturday, April 1 at 11:30am
The 41st annual Juried Student Exhibition will showcase an eclectic array of
two- and three-dimensional artwork by CMU undergraduates. Mediums include
printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, fibers, ceramics, and more. This year’s
juror is Cortney Lane Stell, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Black Cube,
a nomadic contemporary art museum based in Denver, Colorado. Stell has held
independent curatorial practice since 2006, curating numerous exhibitions nationally
and internationally for museums, university galleries, biennials and art events.
Stemming from a philosophical interest in art as communication, Stell organizes
exhibitions that focus on artworks experimental in both conceptual and material
nature, including exhibitions with artists such as Liam Gillick, Cyprien Gaillard,
Daniel Arsham, and Shirley Tse. Stell holds a MA from the European Graduate
School in Switzerland where she is also a PhD candidate in Media Communications.
Under the guidance of Josh Butler, Associate Professor of Art, and Avery
Glassman, WCCA curator, CMU students enrolled in the Art Department’s
Sophomore Seminar course coordinate the exhibition each spring. Sophomore
Seminar prepares students for future career endeavors in the arts. As part of the
curriculum, students learn how to coordinate a professional art exhibition; they
study promotion, fundraising, print design, budget, and are responsible for artwork
placement and installation.

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