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Student Art Exhibit opening February 18th


The UH Libraries will host its 4th annual Student Art Exhibit in the M.D. Anderson Libraries’ red wing from February 18th through April 18th.  This highly competitive exhibit is open to UH students of any classification and major.  This year’s jury selected 35 works in various media.  Artists represent all classifications from freshman to graduate students.  Most are pursuing degrees within the School of Art, but a number of non-art majors were also selected, including students majoring in architecture, computer science, history, industrial design, mechanical engineering, and physics.

The exhibit opening will take place from 5:30-6:30 on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Libraries’ red wing Friday, February 18th.  This event is free and open to the public.

2011 Jury:

Jillian Conrad, UH School of Art

Clare Elliott, Menil Collection

Lucinda Garces,  Booker Lowe Gallery

Katherine Veneman, Blaffer Museum

Dena Woodall, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2011 Artists:

Akila Raman, senior majoring in architecture

Bryan A. Calcagno, junior majoring in industrial design and physics

Chad Maydwell, sophomore majoring in painting (Jurors’ Choice winner)

David Anderson, junior majoring in painting

David Mateo Self, junior majoring in history

Greg Jackson, sophomore majoring in graphic communication

Jeff Simmons, graduate student in architecture

Joseph Echavarria, freshman

Juan M. Juarez, junior majoring in sculpture

Karesha Brown, senior majoring in environmental design

Katalina Galvan, junior majoring in biology

Kentra Gilbert, senior majoring in painting

Kylene Vasquez, senior majoring in art

Luis Mantilla, senior majoring in architecture

Matthew Ku, junior majoring in mechanical engineering

Melanie Lira, senior majoring in art history

Michella Fanini, junior majoring in art education

Pamela Johnson, senior majoring in sculpture

Rachel Harmeyer, post-baccalaureate student in art history

Rosine Kouanen, graduate student majoring in photography/digital media (Juror’s Choice winner)

Ryan Maria Hernandez, senior majoring in art education and art history (Juror’s Choice winner)

Sanjana Shetty, graduate student majoring in computer science

Stacy Smith, junior majoring in painting

Tanja Vaughn, junior majoring in painting

Trinh Nguyen, senior majoring in painting

Call for Artists extended


The University Libraries is now accepting artwork for its fourth Annual Student Art Exhibit, a competitive juried exhibit that will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library February – April 2011.  Jurors will include curators from the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as prominent members of the Houston arts community and UH School of Art faculty.

To compensate for the days we were unexpectedly closed last week, we are extending the deadline for submissions to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 9th.

The exhibit is open to UH students of any classification or major.  Students are welcome to submit multiple entries.  See the requirements on the Call for Artists poster below.

Students should submit their work to the Architecture and Art Library, located in the College of Architecture.    Artists must complete a waiver form, as well as an exhibition agreement for each work.

2011 Art Exhibit Requirements


Exhibition Agreement (complete one for each work)

Artist’s Statement (complete one for each work)

Weather-related closing


The Architecture and Art Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, February 3rd.  Please check the UH Emergency Information site for more information.