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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday opening of juried Student Exhibition at Silvermine Guild Art Center

Silvermine Guild Art Center
1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, (203) 966-9700
19th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
July 26—Aug. 23, 2009
Opening reception & awards ceremony: Sun., July 26, 2009, 2—4 p.m.

Press release

The 19th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at Silvermine Galleries returns July 26 through August 23, 2009. The Student Exhibition showcases the artistic achievements of the Silvermine School of Art students of all ages, from youth to adult. This event provides students the opportunity to share their accomplishments with one another and offers the general public a view of the fine art and creative energy that is generated by the student body. One of the most anticipated and popular shows of the year, this exhibition includes prizes in the adult category as well as youth categories for student's ages 5 to 10 and 11 to 17. All are welcome to the opening reception and awards ceremony to be held on Sunday, July 26 from 2—4 p.m. (See image of 2008 Best in Show Student Exhibition prize winner.)

Entry to the juried exhibition is open to all Silvermine School of Art students who have completed an instruction course or Art Camp since January of 2007. Media submitted ranges from painting, to drawing, ceramics, collage, digital imaging, jewelry, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture and silversmithing.

Professor Jon Walker, Chair, Department of Art & Design, Sacred Heart University will be the juror for this year's special exhibition/competition. Professor Walker joined the faculty at Sacred Heart University after spending twelve years as a professional graphic designer for a national sports magazine and was a freelance designer in web site and multimedia design, as well as continuing work as a print designer. Specializing in editorial design for print, web, and multimedia, Professor Walker is a working professional designer in addition to being a full-time teacher, and is the creator of A&D, a new completely digital magazine devoted to teaching design in the liberal arts undergraduate environment.

The Silvermine School of Art is an award winning non-profit organization that fosters, promotes, and encourages artistic and educational endeavors. Courses and workshops are available throughout the year and are designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. In addition to the adult program, the school features courses for junior and youth, Summer Art Camp, and classes for young children and parents to experience art together. Many of the faculty members of the School are Silvermine Guild Artist members, and former as well as current students have also been elected to membership to the Guild.


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