Artwork by students in the Art and Design program, housed in the School of Performing and Visual Arts (SPVA) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will be on exhibit for its 2023 Annual Juried Student Show, from March 23 through April 6 on the Hattiesburg Campus. An opening reception will be held March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building.
This annual student show is a juried exhibition of works produced by Art and Design students in the SPVA. This anticipated annual event is presented each spring and provides art students the opportunity to exhibit their creative visual arts pieces as they compete for awards in various categories.
This year’s show was juried by Ben Jones, a creative designer based in New York City; Ian Childers, a professor of ceramics at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss.; and USM alumna Victoria Meek, a visual artist in Jackson, Miss., who currently serves the Mississippi Arts Commission as executive assistant and special initiatives director.
The Annual Student Show in Art and Design includes works from studio courses in art foundations, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, ceramics, sculpture, and several categories in graphic design.
“As a juried show, this is one of our most anticipated events of the year,” said Mark Rigsby, associate professor and director of the Gallery of Art and Design. “We always look forward to this opportunity to view and celebrate all the hard work and studio achievements of our students in Art and Design.”
The exhibit can be viewed at the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For questions about the Annual Student Show, contact Mark Rigsby at 601.266.5200.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 146 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $663 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 13,500, representing more than 70 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit usm.edu.