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School of the Arts Publicity Office:
J. Paul DiMaggio, Publicist, 898-5739; jdimggio@csuchico.edu;

Story Contact:
Catherine Sullivan, 898-4476; csullivan@csuchico.edu

Web Site: www.janetturner.org

Stop Date: April 18, 2011
For Immediate Release:

Turner Concludes 2010-2011 Season with 16th Annual Juried Student Print Exhibition & 8th Ink/Clay, April 18-May 13

The 16th Annual Juried Student Print Exhibition & 8th Ink/Clay at the Janet Turner Print Museum will feature cutting edge printmaking and clay works by student artists, giving viewers a sense of what is happening in the art world right now.

View Larger The print exhibition, juried by art professional Jimin Lee, a former Turner National Print Competition purchase award artist and professor of media arts at U.C. Santa Cruz, will run April 18-May 13 at The Turner Print Museum.

The jury process is an important component of this exhibition because it gives students the opportunity to have their work viewed by an outside professional while showing it in a professional setting, said Turner Museum curator Catherine Sullivan.

"They can see themselves in relation to other artists while the juror give them constructive criticism," noted Sullivan. "For many it will be the first time they see their art with their peers."

A joint awards announcement/reception with the University Art Gallery, Taylor Hall and the CSU, Chico Art Education area, all having student exhibitions, will take place May 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134). Following the awards announcement, all galleries will be open to the public.

Many types of combined media will be featured in the Turner exhibition. There will be works of relief, intaglio, screen prints and ceramics. Eight years ago the Turner decided to include clay works in this end-of-school-year student exhibition because both art forms share a sense of surface texture, detail, hand manipulation and color, said Sullivan.

"This exhibition, along with the Art Education and the University Art Gallery student exhibitions puts the freshest of student produced work into a two block area on campus," said Sullivan. "If you want to know what artists are involved in right now, what they see as art dialog, you should come to all three exhibitions!"

The Turner is located in the Meriam Library on the CSU, Chico campus, adjacent to the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology and is open M-F from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the museum curator Catherine Sullivan at 898-4476 or email csullivan@csuchico.edu. Groups and classes can call to make arrangements outside the public hours.

Ayres Hall first floor cases contain student and faculty prints in the Turner Collection curated by student curatorial intern Kristin Barrera. This exhibition explores the history of those who have taught printmaking, former students and forms a relationship to current printmaking. Ayres Hall is located behind Laxson Auditorium.

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