Fine Arts Department Presents the 20th Annual Student Exhibition

USCB Fine Arts Department Presents the 20th Annual Student Exhibition


April 11, 2017

USCB Fine Arts Department Presents the 20th Annual Student Exhibition

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  The Studio Art Program and the Fine Arts Department at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present the 20th Annual Student Exhibition beginning April 3rd at the Sea Islands Center Gallery on the university's Historic Beaufort campus.

The exhibition, intended as a showcase for the work of USCB's Studio Art/MART students, will open with a public reception on April 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The students' artwork, representing various media, will be on display through April 13th. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

USCB's Studio Art Program seeks to showcase exemplary artistic achievements from students majoring, minoring or participating in Studio Art/MART courses. This show is juried and will feature artworks selected for the exhibition by this year's juror, Bridget Conn, Assistant Professor of Art and Photography at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA.  In addition, awards will be given to the artists in the following categories: 1st, 2nd 3rd Place awards, 2D award, 3D award, Digital award, along with two Honorable Mention awards.

Members of the university's Studio Art/MART faculty will attend the exhibition and be available to meet with parents and art patrons. USCB's Studio Art degree program provides graduates with a comprehensive background in the theory and practice of studio art along with media art disciplines. The program builds upon a solid foundation in art history offered within the context of a liberal arts education. It prepares graduates for a professional career in the arts or for a graduate program in fine arts.

Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system, serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. The Sea Islands Center Gallery opened in the fall of 2012. The gallery has since presented visiting artist exhibitions featuring a variety of art disciplines from printmaking, painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fibers, jewelry along with digital and new media.  In addition, the gallery has hosted an international traveling exhibition of miniature books.

For more information about USCB's Studio Art degree program, contact Kim Keats, visiting assistant professor of Art and department chair, at kkeats@uscb.edu or call 843-521-3142. For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, contact Kerry Jarvis, at 843-208-8240 or lmcgee@uscb.edu.

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Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system, serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Since 2002, USCB has tripled its academic degree programs, doubled its FTE enrollment, opened its first on-campus housing (now serving more than 900), joined the NAIA Sun Conference, and fielded conference and national award-winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports. The university's two campuses serve a diverse student body of 2,000 students. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, SC, offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories, and a broad range of academic degree programs. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort's downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate Studio Art program in close proximity to Beaufort's many art galleries. The University of South Carolina Beaufort offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity.

For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, contact Kerry Jarvis, public information coordinator, at 843-208-8030 or jarviskc@uscb.edu.