TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery announces the 2016 Art Students Annual, on display from Monday, Nov. 14, to Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. An award reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
The Art Students Annual is a longstanding tradition for the Puget Sound Department of Art and Art History. Any student currently enrolled at Puget Sound who has taken a studio class, either on campus or in a study abroad program, is eligible to enter the juried show; students are not required to be art majors.
Artworks submitted for the exhibition are created as part of class assignments or independent studies supervised by faculty members. Studio courses offered at Puget Sound include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics. The show presents an intriguing range of creative approaches in a variety of media.
The juror for this year’s exhibition is Sharon Arnold. Arnold is a Seattle-based writer and curator, and the founder of Bridge Productions art gallery. She has independently curated in various renegade spaces, as well as commercial galleries, and was one of four curators for 2015's landmark event Out of Sight at King Street Station, which ran alongside the Seattle Art Fair.
Bridge Productions is home to projects featuring a broad range of contemporary art and literature. It aims to create a strong, accessible connection to the arts through publications, monthly art exhibitions, events, collaborations, and curated box sets. Located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, historically a vibrant hub for artists and performers, Bridge provides a venue that creates the opportunity for artists, makers, patrons, and supporters to convene in celebration and support of the arts.
Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the Department of Art and Art History and a cultural resource for both the university and the community at large, exhibiting work by noted regional and national artists. Exhibits and talks are free and open to the public. Please note: The gallery will be closed Saturday, Nov. 19th, for events, and Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving break.
Awards Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5–7 p.m., Kittredge Gallery
Gallery Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, Wash.
Directions and Map: pugetsound.edu/directions
Regular Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, noon–5 p.m.
PRESS PHOTOS are available upon request.
Photos on page: From top right: Forest Fire on a Summer Evening, by Olivia Sherman '17; Squeeze, by Sequoia Leech-Kritchman '18; 3 Little Pigs, by Morgan Travieso '18; Please Be Quiet, by Sadie Wagnell '18