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George Fox student art show underway


Art world — End of year exhibit will showcase best of student work, mediums run the gamut

With less than two months remaining in the spring semester at George Fox University, it’s time for the annual student art show, which opens Thursday.

“This is our cumulative art show for all of our students, freshman to senior, and they don’t have to be an art major to enter,” said Tim Tim­mer­man, GFU art professor.

The show, which takes up both the Minthorne and Lindgren galleries, takes up to three pieces per student, and is then juried resulting in about 80 pieces being displayed.by: GARY ALLEN - Art gamut - Tim Timmerman, gallery director, and Spencer Fuller (left) display pieces that will be hung in the Minthorne and Lindgren galleries for the annual student art show opening Thursday. Fuller is a sophomore with multiple pieces being displayed. ‘John 1' is a charcoal and Conté crayon on book pages.

“The work itself is a variety from graphic design to sculpture to ceramic vessels, photography, watercolors, paintings, info-graphics, large cardboard animals, to jewelry,” Timmerman said. “It’s really a whole spectrum. This is the best of this year’s student art work.”

The submissions are then juried by three outside members, something Timmerman said started about five years ago in lieu of professors judging pieces.

“They don’t know the assignment, they’re just looking at the work,” he said.

This year Bill Bane (sculp­tor), Alison O’Don­oghue (painter) and Rachel Get­singer (graphic designer) had the task of selecting the pieces for display.

“They were great,” Timmerman said. “What was fun is basically they’re selecting pieces and then we had enough leeway I was able to say, ‘Each of you pick seven of your favorites that didn’t get in.’”

He said this allowed each person to select pieces they might have picked if it were just them selecting for the show.

“They have very different perspectives,” he said. “It’s really hard because it’s such a diverse group of work you’re trying to figure out. Specifically with the prize winners, these are apples to oranges I’m trying to weigh. But it went really well.”

The art exhibit will open with a reception at 5 p.m. and continue through April 14.