The college’s art department and the Wright Museum of Art present this year’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which opens Thursday, Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 15.
The exhibition is open to all Beloit College students, so last week students from across campus delivered work to the Wright to be juried. Works included traditional mediums like paintings, drawings, and fabric-based artwork, but also some unconventional mediums, such as sculpture made from masking tape. Also included in this year’s batch of submissions is a significant presence of digital artwork—photography and animation.This year’s juror, Melanie Herzog, professor of art history and chair of the art department at Edgewood College in Madison, spent last Thursday afternoon reviewing the works, identifying the pieces that would make it into the show, and selecting those works to be awarded prizes. Herzog holds an M.F.A. in ceramics and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and Edgewood College’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Multicultural Education. The exhibit opens on Thursday at 4 p.m. with a reception. Come to the Wright Museum’s south gallery to see the exhibit, mingle with the artists, and find out who will be taking home the Juror’s Award this year.