Posting Date: November 28, 2011


29th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations,
770-499-3417 or


KENNESAW, Ga.—Visions Student Art Guild, in conjunction with Kennesaw State University Art Museum and Galleries, will present the 29th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Jan. 12 – Feb. 9, 2012 in the Fine Arts Gallery. Open to the entire KSU student body, students may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $10 (additional works are $5 each). Entries will be judged by Michi Meko, a multi-disciplinary artist. An opening reception is scheduled for Jan. 12 from 5-8 p.m. and will include refreshments as well as performance art.

Categories for submissions include the eight art concentrations offered by the KSU visual arts program: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramic, photography, printmaking and digital media. KSU gallery manager Mary Elizabeth Watson says entries in recent years have numbered between 120 and 150, with only 40 to 50 pieces being selected for the exhibition. "It's a very competitive show,” explains Watson. “The quality of work we are getting from our students just continues to increase. It's becoming more and more difficult for the jurors to choose a small enough number for the exhibition."

Students will deliver their works in early December and the pieces will be juried over winter break. A full prospectus is available in the visual arts building or online on the KSU visual arts website and Facebook page. Watson says, "It's a wonderful opportunity for our students. It gives them a chance to meet and engage an Atlanta area arts professional, ask questions and get some great experience in showcasing their work."

Visions Students Arts Guild is KSU's oldest active registered student organization. The group is devoted to raising awareness and participation in the arts on campus. They organize educational and social events, put on exhibitions and have recently been granted their own gallery space in the University Village Suites.

The Fine Arts Gallery located in the Wilson Building will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


1st Place: Aaron Artrip

2nd Place: Brandon Curley

3rd Place: Judi Murphy

Honorable Mentions: Chris Neuenschwander, Mersia Martin, and Jackie Early

Chair Purchase Award: Denise Burke

For more information about exhibitions at Kennesaw State University, click the “Gallery” link at or call 770-499-3223.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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