The 2018 Student Art Show at Allegheny College will be held from April 3 to April 15. Students who wish to participate can drop off their work on Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be Tuesday, April 3, from 6 to 7 p.m.
This year’s juror is Susan Barnett, curator of the Erie Art Museum. Allegheny students submit their art to the gallery, and Barnett selects works to be displayed in the galleries.
Doane Prizes in Art are awarded for a work in the categories of painting or drawing, sculpture or ceramics, and graphics (which includes prints, photographs, video and computer art). The award winners, who are selected by the art department faculty along with the outside juror, receive a cash award and an inscribed book. The Doane Prizes are provided through the generosity of the late Foster B. Doane, a former Allegheny College trustee.
Additionally, the art department faculty selects artwork to be purchased through the Doane Student Art Merit and Acquisitions Fund. These student works are acquired for public display at Allegheny or awarded a cash prize in cases where acquisition of the artwork would be impractical due to size or other constraints. The Doane Juror’s Awards are selected by the outside juror for outstanding individual works of art in the show.
In addition to the juried exhibition, a selection of works will be on display in the areas adjoining the galleries. This exhibition is organized by the Student Art Society as a “Salon des Refuses,” which is an art tradition of displaying alternative works not chosen by the juror.
Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. The galleries are not open on Mondays.
The Art Galleries are located in the Doane Hall of Art on the Allegheny College campus, North Main Street, between College and John streets in Meadville. The art galleries are wheelchair accessible; gallery tours are available to groups by request. All events at the Allegheny College art galleries are free to the public. For more information, phone (814) 332-4365.