The UA Department of Art and Art History presents its 2014 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition at the Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa for one week only, April 15-19. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the exhibitors on Thursday, April 17 from 5-8 p.m. Harrison Galleries is open 12-5 pm, Monday through Friday or by appointment.
All UA undergraduate art majors who passed the review for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree were eligible to enter the competition, juried by a committee comprised of UA studio faculty. Exhibitors in the juried show are Bachelor of Fine Arts majors Benjamin Bailey, Katherine Beaman, Katie Brown, Ali Hval, Kristin M. Kelley, Ally Mabry, Michael Meads, Eric Nubbe, Greg Randall, Lori Taylor, Shannon Thacker and Rachel Wakefield.
Faculty coordinator and Professor Pete Schulte said, “From traditional works on paper and canvas to experiments in video, the 2014 BFA Juried Exhibition seeks to give students the chance to exhibit their work while still in school, rather than at the end of their tenure. This cross section of work also provides viewers with a unique opportunity to take the pulse of a variety of contemporary art practices, as well as experience work by some of the most creative students in Alabama.”
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional degree for the artist; it is also the foundation for the masters program in studio art at UA. The annual juried event seeks to give BFA students the chance to compete and exhibit their work while still in school, rather than at the end of their tenure, providing art students more opportunities to exhibit and participate in art events before graduation.
For more information about the BFA degree and our other degree programs in the Department of Art and Art History, go to art.ua.edu/site/programs/ or contact the department at (205)348-5967.