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Juried Student Art Exhibition

  • 04/06-05/04
  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • OFF CAMPUS - Asheville Area Arts Council - 207 Coxe Ave., Asheville

The 51st Annual UNC Asheville Juried Student Exhibition hosted by Art Front and Art Guild will be held the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space.

Every Spring Semester, Art Front organizes the Annual Juried Exhibition in conjunction with the Department of Art and Art History’s scholarships and awards presentations. Entry in the Juried Exhibition is open to any registered student on campus.

Art Front serves as UNC Asheville’s visual arts student organization, providing professional development opportunities for its members through bi-annual exhibitions, guest lecturers, and artist events. Art Front strives to connect artists and arts enthusiasts outside the classroom, providing a platform for students to connect with the art community on campus as well as the greater Asheville area.

This year’s juror will be Robert Tynes. Robert Tynes was born in Chicago and spent his formative years in Birmingham, Alabama, with regular summer retreats to the mountains of North Carolina. He received a BA degree in Art from Rhodes College and a MFA degree in Painting from East Carolina University.

Tynes has held over twenty-five solo exhibitions of his work and has participated in more than a hundred and fifty group shows across the country. He is the recipient of several artist-in-residence grants including two from the Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico and one from the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. In addition, he has completed several large-scale commissions for The Doubletree Hotel in Kansas City, IBM Corporation in Atlanta, and the city of Charlotte’s Convention Center.

Currently Professor of Art in Painting at UNC Asheville, Tynes has also taught at the University of Hawaii, Humboldt State University in California, and East Carolina University. He was the first Chairman of the Board for the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, and has served as a member of the Boards of Directors for both the Asheville Area Arts Council and the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

An opening reception will be Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The closing reception will be Friday, May 4, 2018.

Contact for this event:

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • DeptofArt@unca.edu
  • 828.251.6559

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