UofM's Annual Juried Student Exhibition Features Diverse Talent

January 12, 2016 - A tradition for the past 33 years, the 2016 annual Juried Student Exhibition will be held Jan. 22-Feb. 5 at The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. Normally held at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (temporarily closed for renovations), the exhibition will feature works by 41 University of Memphis undergraduate and graduate students who have taken courses in the Department of Art.

The opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. At 6 p.m. representatives from sponsoring departments and organizations will present awards to students.

Judge Michael Aurbach, a Nashville-based artist/educator, selected 44 works from more than 100 submissions. Showcasing the breadth and diversity of the UofM's student talent, the exhibition is comprised of various media: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture.

Student awards are sponsored by the University of Memphis Office of the President, Graduate School, Fogelman College of Business & Economics and the Department of Art, as well as by local institutions and businesses, including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Metal Museum, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, National Civil Rights Museum and Art Center.

For more information, contact fogelmangalleries@memphis.edu or call 901.678.3052.

The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

Art and Communication Building, Rooms 230 and 240
3715 Central Ave., Memphis, TN
Tel: 901.678.3052
Email: fogelmangalleries@memphis.edu
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Related Programming

"Three Decades of Making Stuff": Public Lecture by Michael Aurbach

Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
Art and Communication Building, Room 310 (3715 Central Ave., Memphis, TN)
Free and open to the public

Nashville-based artist/educator and exhibition judge Michael Aurbach will reflect on the past three decades of his career. Aurbach is best known for his socially inspired sculptures that address issues of identity, death, institutional power and contemporary forms of scholarship. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Among the institutions and foundations that have provided support for his work are the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Art Matters Inc., the Puffin Foundation, the Beren Foundation and Vanderbilt University. From 2002-04, he served as president of the College Art Association, the world's largest organization of visual arts professionals. In December, Aurbach retired as professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University, having taught sculpture and drawing since 1986.

For more information, visit the artist's website: aurbachsculpture.com.

Contact: Kimberly Rogers
901.678.4164
krogers@memphis.edu