Top student art on exhibit at Schmucker Gallery through April 16

Works created by this year's Gettysburg College studio art students and chosen by international artist Jackie Milad will be on display on campus March 31 to April 16.

Juried Student Exhibition 2011 will begin March 31 with a noon awards ceremony and talk by Milad on her work and the jurying process; lunch will be provided. An opening reception will follow at 5 p.m. Both events, as well as an exhibit of Milad's "Portraits Project," will take place in Schmucker Art Gallery.

Admission to all gallery events is free and open to the public. The fully accessible gallery is on the main floor of Schmucker Hall, at North Washington and Water streets. The entrance is on the building's west side, away from the street. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photos from the 2010 and 2009 Juried Student Exhibitions

For 2011, award winners, their classes, and their professors are: Juror’s Award, Sophia Spector, Kat on Her Back, pencil, Open Studio Figure Drawing (Warwick); First Prize: Brittany Simmonds, Untitled, acrylic on wood, Intermediate Sculpture (Warwick); Second Prize, Elizabeth Negas, Untitled, acrylic paint on masonite, Intermediate Sculpture (Warwick); Third Prize, Drew Brooks, The Hallway, acrylic on canvas, Intermediate Painting (Winship). Honorable Mentions went to: Kate Freyhof, Ascent, black and white photograph, Introduction to Photography (Blair); Lisa Del Padre, West Building Negative Space, tempera paint, Introduction to Drawing (Morgan); Claire Ferrara, Miles Tractor, photograph on fiber paper, Senior Seminar (Warwick); Minah Kim, Facing, ceramics, Introduction to Ceramics (Morgan); Jenna Birkenstock, Vintage Handkerchief, ink and fabric, Introduction to Printmaking (Patierno).

Milad's work includes drawing, performance art, and installation, sometimes combining all three. She has exhibited at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Gallery 32 as part of the London Biennale, the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art in Wilmington, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Mazatlan, Mexico. She is program coordinator and curator of the Stamp Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park.

Of her "Portraits Project," Milad said: "The drawn portraits expose our awkward moments.... I draw a large number of facial expressions from various sources and later ask volunteers to imitate them."