FGCU student exhibit goes virtual

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The FGCU Art Galleries have closed for the remainder of the season. However, there is some great news coming out of the Wasmer Art Gallery.
They have prepared an electronic publication showcasing the work in the 22nd Annual Student Juried Exhibition which is available on the gallery’s website. The exhibit was originally scheduled to open March 20 and run through April 2.
Florida Gulf Coast University students working in sculpture, drawing, digital media, printmaking, painting and ceramics submit their finest works for this annual juried exhibition. Up to 70 works of art, demonstrating students’ accomplishments and experiments, are featured. The jurors for the exhibition were area arts professionals and included Julie Gerhard, Renee Ray and Melissa Minds VandeBurgt.
The exhibit catalog will stay up continually (online), but all unsold work will be returned to students after April 2, says Anica Sturdivant, assistant curator, the Art Galleries of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Award winners from the exhibit are as follows:

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean’s Scholarship Award
Geneviv Iriarte
“Cave Wall”

Method & Concept
Scholarship Award
Farrah Alkhadra

Tanner Yurchuck
“Dreaming with Eyes Wide Open”

Carl E. Schwartz Award
for Artistic Endeavor Scholarship
Francheska Castano

Sanibel – Captiva Rotary Club
Award of Excellence
Alyssa Payne
“Time Traveler”

Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award of Excellence
Meghan Shinhan
Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild Award of Excellence
Martha Grattan
“Anthropocene: Quagga”

Geneviv Iriarte
“The Cave”

Tanner Yorchuck
“Dreaming with Eyes Wide Open”

Adam Claggett
“Rejoice in Motion”

FGCU Art Galleries T-Shirt Award
Cody Deno

FGCU Art Galleries
Sketchbook Award
Haley Keller

All of the information about this virtual exhibit can be found at or go directly to

“Sleeping Under Orion” by Francheska Castano

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