Gallery of Art | University of Northern Iowa

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 25, 2019 to April 20, 2019

An awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 25 in the KAB Auditorium, room 111. The Friends of the UNI Permanent Art Collection & Gallery co-sponsored the opening reception, which follows the ceremony.


This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding recent artworks by students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, Assistant Professor of Art from the School of Art and Art History at University of Iowa in Iowa City. Dedeaux-Norris will make a selection from approximately 300 student entries and choose a number of merit awards and honorable mentions. She will also give a lecture about her work as well as her perspective on jurying at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 13 in KAB 111.


Dedeaux-Norris (fka, Tameka Jenean Norris) was born in Guam and received her B.A. in African American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010 and her M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Yale University in 2012. She has completed artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fountainhead, the Grant Wood Colony, the MacDowell Colony, and Open Kitchen in Milwaukee. She is the 2017 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been at the following venues: Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport; Ronchini Gallery, London; and Savannah College School of Art and Design, Atlanta.


All events are free and open to the public.