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2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit opens April 26

Outstanding undergraduate student artwork will be featured in the 2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition at CWU’s Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.

The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. 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 exceptional 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 + Design.

This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are Amanda Salov and Matt Trinneer. Amanda Salov is a long-term resident at Pottery Northwest in Seattle and a visiting ceramics instructor at the University of Washington. Matt Trinneer is a CWU Alumni and the Senior Visual Designer at Point B management consulting in Seattle.

Student awards for the 2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: Provost Katherine Frank, the CWU Student Union Advisory Board, Jane Orleman, Professor Emeritus 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 + Design, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.

The exhibition will remain on display through May 13. 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. Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on the weekend. Visit our website at:


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

Image: 2018  Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit publicity, created by student designer, Zach Thompson.