Drake University’s Anderson Gallery is opening a new exhibition of student work as part of an annual juried show tradition. The 45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at will open next weekend on Sunday, February 28, in the Anderson Gallery within the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The gallery will host an opening reception and award ceremony from 1–3 p.m.
The annual exhibition features work by students from all studio and design disciplines. This year, the show will include over fifty works representing nearly thirty students from the Department of Art and Design, including several large-scale paintings and installations, carefully detailed etchings and drawings, handmade books, and works in new media, including digital video and augmented reality. The exhibition will remain on display through March 25.
Matthew Harris, administrator at the Iowa Arts Council, juried the exhibition, choosing the works for display. From those selected, Harris gave additional high honors to eleven works, which will be recognized as “Juror’s Choice.”
Award recipients will be announced and celebrated at the February 28 reception during a brief public ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Additionally, the Provost Purchase will be announced—this award allows one piece of artwork from the exhibition to be purchased for the University’s permanent collection.