Student show reveals entries at opening

The Student Art Association’s Juried Student Art Exhibition is taking a different approach in its 77th year.

Instead of announcing the accepted works in advance, the artists and everyone else will find out what pieces were selected by the jurors when the show opens at 6 p.m. Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art.

The exhibition is open to students enrolled in the art and design programs in Youngstown State University’s department of art and draws submission from hundreds of eligible students.

This year’s jurors are Barry Anderson, Greg Coll and Doris Short, representing both the studio arts and graphic design.

Anderson currently is an associate professor at the University of MissouriKansas City and teaches courses in motion design, video art, portfolio development, and professional practices. He earned a BFA in photography in 1991 from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in photography and digital media in 2002 from Indiana University Bloomington. His work in video has been shown in Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis and abroad in England, Finland, Dubai, Thailand, Canada and Cuba.

Short is a creative director with more than 20 years experience in the creative field, including brand development and strategies for several large agencies nationally and internationally such as GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, and H&M. She earned her degree in graphic design from The Art Institute and a fashion degree in Denmark, where she was born. Short is an advertising and graphic design instructor at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University. She also serves as the President of AIGA Pittsburgh – the largest professional association for design.

Coll is principle of Greg Coll Design and serves on the executive board of directors for AIGA Pittsburgh. With more than 20 years of experience, his diverse creative strategies help launch and evolve numerous national and global brands ranging from healthcare to consumer retail. Coll earned his degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

The reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McDonough, 411 Wick Ave., Youngstown, and awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Award categories include photography, painting, sculpture, digital media, graphic design, interactive design and packaging, and prizes range from cash awards to gift certificates.

The exhibition will remain on display through April 12. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 330-941-1400.