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Published March 15, 2019
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Thursday, March 28, from 6-8 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 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, 75 students -- from 21 different majors -- submitted 198 works of art for review. From those, 61 artworks by 56 students were selected.
An out-of-state juror is invited each year to select the exhibition from student submissions. This year’s juror was Louise Martorano, executive director of the RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver.
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:
Afton -- Brianna Drew.
Ardmore, Okla. -- Tess Lackey.
Billings, Mont. -- Garrett Cruzan.
Buffalo -- Sophie Gruntmeir and Ashlee Purcella.
Burlington -- Rachel Mantel.
Casper -- Sofia Hof.
Cheyenne -- Curtis Holcomb and Seth Leininger.
Chino Hills, Calif. -- Lindsay Stewart.
Cody -- Sara Reed.
Douglas -- Jacey Hays.
Edmond, Okla. -- Sydney Legaard.
Fort Collins, Colo. -- Rebecca Sorber.
Gillette -- Brenna Powell.
Golden, Colo. -- Stacey Tilton.
Green River -- Benjamin Nathan.
Jackson -- Stanley Czarniak and Connor Liljestrom.
Laramie -- Billy Harris.
Monticello, Fla. -- Ross Everett.
Mountain View -- Austin Smith.
Omaha, Neb. -- Leslie Gallagher.
Powell -- Ismael Dominguez.
Rajkot, Gujarat, India -- Geeta Monpara.
Riverton -- Lydia Johnson and Jordan Sauer.
St. Louis, Mo. -- Hanna Fox.
Sheridan -- Bear Bulkley and Alexandra Eisele.
Westminster, Colo. -- Annie Warnock.
Wright -- Nichole Wolz.
The exhibition will be on display through May 18.
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 E. Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended to 7 p.m. Admission is free.