2015 Juried Exhibition Winners

Update:  Congratulations to the winners of the 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition held in April 2015:

Call for Entries: 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Open to all UNC Asheville Students working in any media

Co-Jurors Clarissa Sligh and Jason Watson
Sligh’s work from “student to professional, first in math/science working for NASA, later in business, and finally in the arts, has taken into account change, transformation, and complication: themes that related to her experience fostering social change.” She works in text-based single images and installations and books incorporating photographs, prints, and/or videos. She currently lives in Asheville. Follow this link to more about Clarissa Sligh.

Watson is an alumnus (Class of 1997), educator, and artist; currently he lives and works in Charlotte. He is a mixed-media artist, whose work combines interests in the figure, found objects, and text as visual material. In addition to co-jurying the exhibition, he will be lecturing, offering workshops, critiquing student work, and collaborating with students on a project. For details on Watson's visit, follow this link.

Submission Guidelines:

The student association Art Front will accept entries for the 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition on Wednesday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. until noon in the hallway outside S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall. (If this window of time does not work for the student, please contact artfront@gmail.com so that accommodations may be made.) Entry fee is $5.00 per submission with up to three submissions. Any registered UNC Asheville student may submit their work in any media.

  • All 2-D work must be ready to hang, including wires (no saw-tooth hangers). Photographs, drawings, prints, etc., must be matted and framed.  Paintings must be framed or have sides painted.
  • All 3-D work must be identified as hanging, freestanding, or on pedestal. Display issues for any special attention must be resolved at submission.
  • If the work is not display-ready in advance, it will not be accepted.
  • Monetary rewards will be given to artists with winning pieces. The chancellor's committee will also be choosing a piece from all works (that are for sale) to purchase and display permanently on campus.
  • Available awards:
     First Place$300
     Second Place$200
     Third Place$100
     Two Honorable Mentions$35 each

Opening Reception and Scholarship Awards

S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall
Opening Reception: April 10, 6–8:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition continues through April 21, 2015
Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

Artist talk by Jason Watson: Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. (Follow this link for events associated with Watson's visit on campus).

The Lecture and the exhibition are free and open to the public

For additional information: Art Front website or email artfrontunca@gmail.com; or contact the Department of Art and Art History office 828-251-6559.