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2019 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibit opens May 2

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host the Department of Art + Design’s 2019 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibition. The opening events will take place on Thursday, May 2, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The awards ceremony, where students are recognized for excellence in their artwork, will begin at 6:00 p.m.


This annual exhibition is a showcase for outstanding undergraduate student work created during the past academic year. It is open to CWU students who have attended studio art or graphic design classes in the Department of Art + Design.


This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are David Hampton and Chris Otten. David Hampton is a graphic design instructor at Wenatchee Valley College who specializes in corporate and brand image design. Chris Otten is a photography instructor at Yakima Valley College whose artwork explores the history and sense of place in his everyday surroundings.


The 2019 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Ted (class of ’62) and Louise Wiprud. Student awards have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: Provost Katherine Frank, the Student Union Advisory Board, the College of Arts and Humanities, Jane Orleman, Professor Emeritus Glen L. Bach, Associate Professor Maya Chachava, Assistant Professor Marcus DeSieno, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, PUNCH Projects, Shane L. Johnson Illustration, Associate Professor Rachel H. Kirk, the Department of Art + Design, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.


The exhibition will remain on display through May 16. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at:


Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665,

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