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UW Art Museum Hosts Gallery Walk-Through with Student Award Winners

March 8, 2018
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The 43rd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition gallery walk-through will take place Monday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the UW Art Museum. (UW Art Museum Photo)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 43rd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Monday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m.

The gallery walk-through is an opportunity to hear students discuss their artistic motivations, such as what drives the content of their work and why specific artistic media were chosen, and to answer visitors’ questions. This opportunity helps students develop as professional artists and bolster public speaking skills.

The annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is open to any student enrolled at UW or any in-state student enrolled through UW distance courses during the current academic year. For the 43rd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, 71 students -- from 24 different majors -- submitted 175 works of art for review. From those, 55 artworks by 39 students were selected.

An out-of-state juror is invited each year to select the exhibition from student submissions. This year’s juror was Pam Campanaro, director of galleries at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

Each year, UW administration and departments, as well as businesses and individuals, provide cash prizes and purchase awards that recognize and support the creative work of UW students.

Award-winning students, listed by hometowns, are:

Billings, Mont. -- Garrett Cruzan.

Buffalo -- Sophie Gruntmeir.

Casper -- Robert Bryans and Jacob Kiester.

Cheyenne -- Allegra Castro, Marin Dey, Curtis Holcomb, Jacob Kennedy, Leah Kresl-Hotz and Tamara Rodgers.

Green River -- Cole Carpenter.

Laramie -- Justin Attebery and Billy Harris.

Medical Springs, Ore. -- Bayly Lay.

Monticello, Fla. -- Ross Everett.

Moose -- Nicole Nicklas.

Pinedale -- Aisha Paige Auradou.

Powell -- Ismael Dominguez and Sierra Morrow.

Quincy, Ill. -- Naomi Peterson.

Rawlins -- Geoff Hiatt.

Santiago, Chile -- Cristian Sepulveda.

Saratoga -- Shay Neville.

Sheridan -- Jandey Shackelford.

Torrance, Calif. -- Taylor Hannon.

The exhibition will be on display through May 12.

For more information about the Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

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