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50th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

  • 02/24-03/28
  • 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Owen Hall - S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

This exhibition presents works in many media by UNC Asheville art students. The opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall. The reception and exhibition are free and open to everyone.

Updated: Congratulations to the Winners

  • 1st Place:Mikaela Darnell, Self Portrait on Foam Core
  • 2nd Place: Shanna Glawson, Hidden Treasure
  • 3rd Place: Tia Kuhns, Kuan Yin, A Bodhisattva of Compassion
  • HM Shawn Winebrenner, Alternate Realities Triptych
  • HM Rome Widenhouse, Common Ancestors
  • HM Katrina Chenevert, Porch Recliners

Now in its 50th year, the Annual Juried Student Exhibition is open to all registered UNC Asheville students. Each entrant is allowed to submit a total of three artworks for a small fee that goes towards cash awards. On the night of the opening reception, juror Dan Millspaugh will announce winners. He will be joined by Provost Urgo, who will announce the Chancellor's Purchase Award to the artwork selected by Chancellor Grant for permanent display  on campus. 

About Juror Dan Millspaugh, Professor Emeritus, UNC Asheville

A Florida native, Millspaugh holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramics and a master’s degree in sculpture from the University of Miami. He joined UNC Asheville’s Art Department in 1981. In 1996 he received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was named the first recipient of UNC Asheville’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship or Creative Expression. Millspaugh retired in 2007 after teaching at UNC Asheville for 25 years.

Millspaugh's extensive exhibition resume consists of many solo shows, workshops, residency programs and symposiums. Millspaugh has completed sculpture commissions for the City of Asheville, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the UNC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, and the Tennessee Valley Authority in Alabama. His works are on display in numerous corporate, public, and private collections throughout the United States.

He writes, “My imagery comes from life experiences, growing up in Florida, being the son of a professional artist, serving in the US Coast Guard and traveling.

Contact for this event:

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • 828.251.6559

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