Juried Student Art Show opening soon

Students can then take their best projects and enter them in the Juried Student Art Show, an annual art competition open to all Mercyhurst students.

Every year, a guest judge called a Juror, (the “juried” part of the art show) assesses the artwork and selects pieces he or she feels are most creative, the best quality, representative of talent, etc.

The pieces chosen are then put on display in the Juried Student Art Show.

This year the juror is Amara Geffen, an artist and community organizer. In addition, she teaches at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.

Amara will be at Mercyhurst on Feb. 13 to judge the artwork, a process that will take her several hours.

The pieces entered into the Juried Student Art Show range drastically in their medium of choice.

Artworks range from pencil drawings, digital photographs, mixed media, ceramics, paintings, etc.

Students can enter up to three works in any media they choose, with the only rule being that it must be a work of art created within the last two years at Mercyhurst.

All years and all majors are allowed to enter the art show, making for a show filled with quite a large range of media and pieces entered.

The show offers a chance for students and faculty to view the artwork that their classmates have created over the course of the year.

Heather Dana, the director of the Cummings Art Gallery, said, “These diverse artworks also reflect on what an accomplished art faculty we have here at Mercyhurst University.”

She encourages everyone to stop by the gallery during hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the weekends from 2 p.m to 5 p.m.

Admission is always free.

The show will be running from Feb. 16 through March 15, 2015.

Students and faculty are encouraged to stop by the Cummings Art Gallery and view the incredible artwork being shown for free.

In addition there is an open reception held Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This event is free; everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.