For over twenty years the Annual Student Juried Show has showcased the best student work being created at Loyola. Students from all majors have been invited to submit artwork created in the last year for consideration by this year’s jurors, Kristen Abhalter Smith and Nathan Abhalter Smith. From a strong pool of submissions, the jurors have selected the most outstanding works based on their level of originality, thoughtfulness, and skill. The best of these submissions are represented in this exhibition, and the most exceptional artworks will be honored during the opening reception with first, second and third prizes. Our students bring a variety of talents and ideas to this exhibition: visitors can expect to see painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and interesting combinations thereof. The Student Juried Show gives Loyolans the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery as part of an exhibition that celebrates the creativity and talent on our campus.
About this year’s jurors:
KRISTEN ABHALTER SMITH
Kristen Abhalter Smith is the founder and creative director of Roman Susan Art Foundation. She has an MFA in Design and Technology for Theatre from University of Minnesota and a BA in Design and Cultural Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Abhalter Smith has shared her artwork at Art on Armitage, For The Thundercloud Generation, Ignition Projects, and Peanut Gallery in Chicago, Outcenter in Benton Harbor, STNDRD in Granite City, Art of This and Art Shanty Projects in Minneapolis, and Demo Project in Springfield. She also designs sets and paints for stage and motion picture. For work samples and more info, please visit kristin.abhaltersmith.com.
NATHAN ABHALTER SMITH
Nathan Abhalter Smith is a director of Roman Susan Art Foundation. He has worked as an exhibitions coordinator at 6018 North and Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, and helps program art projects for The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food. For work samples and more info, please visit nathan.abhaltersmith.org.
All exhibitions and receptions are FREE and open to the public.