CSUN Students Showcase Artistic Talents

  • The Art Galleries at California State University, Northridge highlights the talents of the university’s students at CSUN’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which is now open and runs through April 29. Students submitted pieces from various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, animation, video, web design, photography, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, textiles, ceramics and mixed media to be showcased at the Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the CSUN main gallery. Photo by Nestor Garcia

  • Hazel Straight's fun and colorful ceramic "Rocket Ship" is on display in the Art Galleries as part of the Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition running now through April 29. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • Art 140 2D Design Class created a Mural "Selfie" Project using pen and ink.Photo by Nestor Garcia

  • Marine Rshtuni's contemporary art piece "Untitled" is one of 75 works chosen by three art experts to be featured in the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Photo by Nestor Garcia

  • Gangandeep Singh paints a beautiful "Portrait of Classmate" using oil on panel. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is on display now through April 29 in California State University, Northridge’s Art Galleries. The exhibition showcases the artwork of the university’s graduate and undergraduate art students in the main gallery.

“This is a rare opportunity for students to have their work evaluated by three professionals from the local community,” said Edward Alfano, chair of the Department of Art. “The excitement for them of having their work chosen and the shared experience of students exhibiting together concludes the semester in a more meaningful way.”

The annual show features 75 works by CSUN students in all media of the visual arts, including animation, ceramic, video, printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, illustration, sculpture and website design.

The students submitted up to three art pieces created within the past year. Peter Mays, director for Los Angeles Art Association; Scott Grieger, artist and professor at Otis College; and CSU Pomona Gallery director Michelle Carella Fillmore served as jurors, evaluating the entries and choosing from 326 pieces for this year’s exhibition.

Students are invited to attend the artist reception scheduled for Friday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. A gallery talk will take place on Monday, April 20, at 10 a.m. Both events will be held in the main gallery.

The main gallery is in the Art and Design Center located on North University Drive, and is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays noon to 8 p.m. To contact the gallery office or to schedule group tours, call (818) 677- 2156.