2018 UMA Student Art Exhibition at Danforth Gallery
April 6-May 2, 2018
Reception – Sunday, April 22nd 3-5pm
AUGUSTA – The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is pleased to announce the 2018 UMA Student Art Exhibition available for viewing at the Danforth Gallery now through May 2, 2018. This show highlights the works of students in the UMA Art program. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, April 22nd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Students submitted artwork in various media, which they completed to fulfill class assignments throughout the year, including photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, design, and other mixed media. Please visit ArtsUMA.com for photographs of the art installations.
Honorary Judges Bruce Brown and Judith Sobol selected pieces for awards that were carefully crafted, thoughtfully developed and designed, and that provoked a dialogue. The submissions were judged individually based upon technical execution and ideas, reflecting a broad range of media, as well as all stages of academic development.
“This exhibit was designed to showcase the diversity of study available through the UMA Art Program,” said Robert Rainey, UMA Associate Professor of Photography and Director of the Danforth Gallery. “It is also a chance for students to see and learn from the work of their peers.”
Presenting in this exhibit provided students with a valuable hands-on experience in preparing for a show and the efforts involved in a public display. The show is also an opportunity for students to share their completed works with family and friends, as well as the central Maine community.
The UMA Art program offers a bachelor’s degree in studio art with courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, design, printmaking, electronic arts, and photography.
About the Honorary Judges
Bruce Brown is the curator emeritus at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and is considered one of Maine’s biggest art’s advocate.
Judith Sobol is the Curator of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, concentrating on its superb Rodin sculpture. In the 1980s, she directed the Payson Gallery of Art at Portland’s Westbrook College (now the University of New England), focusing on artwork by living Maine artists. She has also directed art museums in Grand Rapids, MI and Newport, RI.
Judges Bruce Brown and Judith Sobol issued Artistic Awards to the following students for their artwork (please visit ArtsUMA.com for photographs) in the listed categories:
|Award||Student Artist||Title of Artwork|
|Emerging Artist in 2D Design||Amy R. Jones||“UMA”|
|Emerging Artist in 3D||Wendi Luther||“Self Portrait”|
|Emerging Artist in Photography||Tina Rousseau||“Twists”|
|Emerging Artist in Ceramics||Elizabeth Archer||“Escape”|
|Emerging Artist in Drawing||Amy Bley||“Home”|
|Emerging Artist in Painting||Kara Daniels||“To Have and To Hold”|
|Emerging Artist in Interdisciplinary Work||Dasha Palmer
|Excellence in 2D Design||Abbey Slinker||“Mingo 2”|
|Excellence in Photography||Elise Klysa||“State Workers Protesting”|
|Excellence in Painting||Karen E. Giles||Maine Coast Geology|
|Excellence in Interdisciplinary Work||Shawn Dupont Jr.||“Untitled”|
|Excellence in Printmaking||Brianna Daley||“Frenemies”|
|Excellence in Drawing||Jarrod Simpson||“Bombus Affinis”|
|Excellence in Ceramics||Amy Bley||“Vase”|
|Excellence in Sculpture||Betsy Brown||“Tingles”|
|Best in Show
Selected by Bruce Brown
|Best in Show
Selected by Judith Sobal