Over 100 students answered last semester’s call for art for the First Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The Carolla Arts Exhibition Center is brimming with the accepted entries, from animation and interactive new media to charcoal drawing and photography. Students with work on display had the opportunity for their creative strengths and hard work to be recognized, along with a chance to win one of fifteen awards. The juried exhibition is now open in Carolla Arts Exhibition Center. To make up for the cancellation of First Friday Art Walk due to winter weather, the exhibition will be open for Second Saturday Art Walk on February 12 from 12–4 PM.
“My favorite part of juried student exhibitions is seeing the range of talent we have throughout the entire department. It also helps connect me to what our students are making and thinking about,” shares Jodi McCoy, Director of Exhibitions for the Art + Design Department. Entries were selected and juried by Christie Snelson, Springfield Regional Arts Council External Exhibitions Manager and First Friday Art Walk Coordinator. Artwork by the following 41 students is featured in the exhibition:
Aaron Bell, Adana Garrote, Adrian Fruge, Ambrose Graham, Andrew Stinnett, Ashley Rolewicz, Bri Bias, Catherine Guerra, Cherokee Knight, Cheyanne Griffin, Chloe Gramelspacher, Elisa Peters, Emi Juchems, Erin Hainline, Erin Hillery, Erin Sedra, Hanna Henroid, Jadie Arnett, Jaylen Early, Jean Paul Vivas, Joe Duggar, Joni R. Neal, Julia Kidwell, Julia McKlin, Kassidy Watts, Madalyn Adams, Mara Cressey, Max Koeppe, Meidi Karampour, Melissa Hendrickson, Nadia Issa, Paige Lenahan, Peter Harmon, Rick Briggenhorst, Shauna Le Ann Smith, Sarah E. Johnston, Siera Richardson, Sinjin Delmore, Sophie Stefka, Teddy Osei, and Versaviya Pavlova.
Those who missed the deadline for this semester’s juried exhibition will have future opportunities to enter, as the Annual Juried Student Exhibition will become a new staple in the gallery’s yearly rotation. “My goal is to grow the number of students entering each year,” adds Jodi.
Stay tuned for a follow-up post announcing the winning entries, including the Mark J. Hall Best in Show Award.
Carolla Arts Exhibition Center is located at 326 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Missouri. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 11 AM–6 PM and Saturday 12 PM–4 PM. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details. Please wear a mask and practice safe distancing when visiting the gallery.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.