Awards Ceremony: Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m. Details to be announced.
This competitive online group exhibition showcases outstanding recent artworks by students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. Due to the university’s policy regarding the ongoing pandemic, the UNI Gallery of Art will present the exhibition online only.
The juror for this year's competition was Heather Skeens, cultural programs supervisor for the city of Cedar Falls. Skeens also oversees the Hearst Center for the Arts. Prior to her position in Cedar Falls, she directed the Anderson Gallery at Drake University for over ten years, and instructed courses in Art History and Art Appreciation. Prior to working for Drake, she held positions with the State Historical Museum of Iowa and the Des Moines Art Center. She earned her BA in Art and Art History from the University of Iowa and her MA in History from Iowa State University, where she completed a master thesis examining the photographic work of Edward Curtis and his portfolio "The North American Indian."
Skeens gave a Zoom lecture about her career and her jurying perspective on Monday, March 15. She selected a total of 44 student entries and chose 7 merit awards as well as 4 honorable mentions.
Poster design by UNI graphic design major Sarah Westholm.