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Contact: Suzanne A. Sparling, APR, CPRC
Office:    321-433-7022 
Cell:         321-537-6986
Email:     sparlings@easternflorida.edu

EFSC Presents Juried Student Art Show

March 28, 2016 - The Eastern Florida State College annual Juried Student Art Exhibit is on display at the Maxwell C. King Center Lobby Gallery from March 28 through April 24.

EFSC Student Art Exhibit 2016This highly competitive exhibit drew approximately 150 entries from EFSC students taking courses in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, design and computer graphics.

This year’s judge is Brooks Dierdorff, Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Central Florida and a professional artist working in photography, video, sculpture and performance.

Dierdorff holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon, and he has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally at galleries across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. For three years he was co-director of Ditch Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Springfield, Oregon.

As judge, he hand-selected 50 entries to be included in the show, as well as designating 14 award winners.

Over $3500 in awards has been donated by many supporters including: Mr. Ray Kania, Foosaner Art Museum, Mimi’s Crafts, the Parents of Emelee Arbuckle, Rick and Nancy Dillen, Charles Nalle, the EFSC Melbourne Campus Provost Office, Liberal Arts Department, Student Government Association, Bookstore and Art Faculty members. Custom matting for the accepted entries was donated by area frame shops, including Art Expressions and Oceanside Frames.

Students attending the exhibit with their EFSC classes will have a chance to vote on “Student’s Choice Awards” in the categories of 2-D and 3-D.

The awards reception is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 12 from 6-7PM in the King Center lobby.

The King Center Lobby Gallery is also open to the public on March 28, 30, April 11, 13, 19, 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 29, 31, April 5, 7, 12, 14 from 4-6 PM.

For more information, call (321) 433-5717.