Students showcase art in juried show


    Studio art and graphic design students are showing off their work in the Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Moudy Gallery.

    The exhibit includes work completed by students under the the supervision of university faculty. Two guest jurors selected the top student-submitted pieces to showcase in the gallery.

    “It’s an interesting combination of graphic design and studio art,” Susan Harrington, associate professor of art, said. “The pieces are very strong on both sides.”

    A total of 46 pieces are in the show, with works by students from first-year to graduate students.

    Tiffany Wolf, assistant curator of education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, served as the judge for the studio art pieces. Wolf is an alumna of the university who competed in the show when she was a student. 

    “It is nice to come back and see what’s going on in the department and what the undergrads are doing,” she said.

    Wolf said she considered innovation as part of her judgement criteria for studio art. 

    “I looked to see who was using different materials in the smartest way to solve problems,” she said. 

    Alyssa Hawkins-Heeter, a first-year studio art graduate student, won best of show in the studio art category with her piece “Untitled.”

    “It’s surprising,” Hawkins-Heeter said. “I didn’t expect to win at all.”

    Hawkins said her interest in gender stereotypes was the inspiration behind her piece.

    Jillienne Jacoby, a junior graphic design major, won best of show for the graphic design portion of the competition with her piece titled “Worst Mistake.”

    “This is the first time I have ever had my work recognized by people outside of the TCU faculty and it feels fantastic,” she said. 

    The art exhibit will continue until March 7. Admission to the Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition in Moudy Gallery is free.