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2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit Opens May 17

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University will host the Department ofStudent Art Exhibition Poster Art’s 2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition, with an opening reception on Wednesday, May 17, from 5:00 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 artwork 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.

This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are Philip Govedare and Kevin Nolan. Govedare is a landscape painter and professor of painting and drawing at the University of Washington. Kevin Nolan is the president and founder of Craters of the Moon Marketing in Seattle.

Student awards for the 2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: the Associated Students of CWU Student Union Advisory Board, Jane Orleman, Professor Glen L. Bach, the College of Arts and Humanities, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, PUNCH Gallery, Shane L. Johnson Illustration, Assistant Professor Rachel H. Kirk, the Department of Art, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.

The exhibition will remain on display through June 4. 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 to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day. Admission is free.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665,

Image: 2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit publicity poster, created by student designer, Vanessa Cruz.

Media contact: Dawn Alford, public affairs coordinator, 509-963-1484,