The Anderson Gallery is excited to announce the opening of an exhibition of student worksthat has been an annual tradition for the department of art for over four decades. The 44th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University will open next weekend on Sunday, March 8, 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., and cordially invites the public to stop by and see the fantastic work currently being produced by Drake art and design students.
The annual exhibition showcases work by students from across disciplines. Works selected for the show this year include a diverse array of media and approaches, from small intaglio and lithographic prints, carefully rendered drawings and handmade books to large-scale painting, video installation, sculpture and graphic design. The exhibition will remain on display through April 3.
Renee Meyer Ernst, assistant professor of art at St. Ambrose University, juried the exhibition, choosing work from 80 student submissions for display. From the works selected, Meyer Ernst gave additional high honors to four works, which will be labels as “Juror’s Choice.”
Award recipients will be recognized at the March 8 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.
About the Anderson Gallery
The Anderson Gallery was established in 1996 as a dedicated space for the exploration of contemporary art and design. Additionally, the gallery hosts curated exhibitions of historically significant work, as well as annual showcases of student work from the Department of Art and Design. We are a not-for-profit branch of the department, occupying a versatile 1800 sq. ft. space on the first floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
The Anderson Gallery is open six days a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday through Sunday, 12 p.m to 4 p.m; and extended hours on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are closed on Mondays and during University holidays. Additional information is available by calling (515) 271-1994 or by visiting theandersongallery.wordpress.com.