The 57th annual Juried Student Exhibition opened with a reception on April 18 in the Kiehle Gallery in the Kiehle Visual Arts Center at St. Cloud State University.
The exhibition will be on display through April 28 featuring a range of 35 pieces by 33 School of the Arts student artists selected from over 80 submissions.
The exhibition awards ceremony followed the opening ceremony during the reception, where faculty announced scholarship winners, including the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s purchase awards and juror’s choice awards.
Each year, the Art Department invites an outside juror to select artworks for the juried exhibition. The 2023 juror was Twin Cities-area visual artist, Leslie Barlow.
Barlow actively exhibits her work throughout the United States and many of her pieces can be found in private and public collections, including the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Weisman Art Museum. In 2019, she was awarded both the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship and the 20/20 Springboard Fellowship before being awarded the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in 2021. In 2022, she was selected to be the Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Artist. Her studio is located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.