Linfield gallery hosts annual juried student exhibition

ArtLinfield College students will display their original artwork in the 2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition Nov. 28 through Dec. 18 in the Studio Gallery in the Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield.

Original artwork including painting, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture graphic design, ceramics and mixed media will be displayed. Three cash awards will be presented to the Jurors Choice, second runner up and third runner up. Awards will be announced at the artist reception, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the studio gallery.

Three guest jurors will determine the top three submissions, including; Avantika Bawa, artist and curator; Liz Obert, Linfield associate professor of art; and Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Linfield vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Bawa received her bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India Studio Center in 1995 and her master of fine arts degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. She has exhibited her work throughout the world.

Obert received her bachelor of fine arts degree from College of Santa Fe and her master of fine arts degree from Washington State University. She has exhibited her work locally and internationally.

Agre-Kippenhan has served as dean of the College of Arts & Architecture at Montana State University since 2006. She previously served as chair of the Department of Art at Portland State University, visiting art and design professor at the University of Ulsan in South Korea, and art professor at Loyola University Chicago.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804.