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2019 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibit opens May 2

Central Washington University’s Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host the Department of Art + Design’s 2019 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibition from May 2 to May 16.

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 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. For more information, go to:

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

Image: 2019 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibition poster, created by student designer, Kaitlyn Kurisu.