Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, 319-273-6134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 25 through Saturday, April 20.
An awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 25, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. The Friends of the UNI Permanent Art Collection & Gallery are co-sponsoring the opening reception, which follows the ceremony.
This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding recent artworks by students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, assistant professor of art from the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. Dedeaux-Norris will make a selection from approximately 300 student entries and choose a number of merit awards and honorable mentions. She will also give a lecture about her work as well as her perspective on jurying at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 13 in KAB 111.
Dedeaux-Norris (fka, Tameka Jenean Norris) was born in Guam and received her B.A. in African-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010 and her M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Yale University in 2012. She has completed artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fountainhead, the Grant Wood Colony, the MacDowell Colony and Open Kitchen in Milwaukee. She is the 2017 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been at the following venues: Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport; Ronchini Gallery, London; and Savannah College School of Art and Design, Atlanta.
All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment. The gallery is located on the main floor of KAB South.