Juried Exhibition Features Northwestern Students’ Artwork

Northwestern College’s final art show of the academic year will feature work chosen as part of a juried exhibition. The selected entries will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery April 15 through May 3, with a public reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m.

Northwestern’s annual Juried Student Art Exhibition gives the college’s art students the opportunity to test their work with each other and to have the results of that competition exhibited. The show will feature paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and photographs, as well as mixed media and graphic design projects. While the students are not required to be art majors, all entries must be work created as part of a Northwestern College art course.

Dr. Samuel Martin, an award-winning author and English professor at Northwestern, is serving as the juror for the show. He will announce awards and offer comments about his selections during the May 1 reception.

Martin is the author of a novel, “The Blessed Snarl,” which was long-listed for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a collection of short stories titled “This Ramshackle Tabernacle,” which was nominated for ReLit and BMO Winterset awards. In 2017 he won the grand prize in ScreenCraft’s Cinematic Short Story contest for “Syringe-Fed Ferrets.”

The Te Paske Gallery is located in the Thea G. Korver Visual Arts Center, on Highway 10 at 214 8th St. S.W. in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday.