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Reception to Celebrate Sheridan College Student Artists

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Sheridan College’s 76th Annual Student Juried Exhibition will be held Saturday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at the Whitney Center for the Arts. Refreshments will be provided during the reception.

This exhibit happens every spring and is open to all art students and majors. The event is free, and the college invites the community, as well as students’ friends and family to attend. According to Sheridan College Art Instructor Rachael Anderson, students enter their best three pieces of art created during their time at the college. She noted that some students even create specific pieces just for this event.

This semester’s exhibit is being juried by Tawni Shuler, Ucross Residency Manager. In addition to submitting their best work, students are responsible for setting, hanging, and lighting the exhibition to gain experience in all aspects of the field. There will be a brief award ceremony for “Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention,” chosen by the juror.

In addition, a Salon de Refuse`s will be on view in the Neltje Student Gallery located on the second floor of the Whitney Center for the Arts. Salon de Refuse`s is French and translates to “exhibition of the rejected,” a tradition dating back to the 1800s to showcase pieces of art rejected by an official jury body. Many famous works of art and artists have debuted at a Salon de Refuse`s including Édouard Manet’s “Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe” (The Luncheon on the Grass). Attendees will have the opportunity to peruse the work and cast their vote for a “People’s Choice Award.”

“This is a great way for all of the students to display their best work,” Anderson said. “And having the second exhibition upstairs really honors Neltje’s legacy and vision for giving students a chance to work hard and showcase their art.”

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About the Arts at Sheridan College

The Arts at Sheridan College offer students a world-class education. Students may study Art, Arts Administration, Graphic Design, Music, Music Technology, or Theatre and Dance. In the 54,000-square-foot Whitney Center for the Arts, students have 24/7 access to one of the most advanced arts education centers in the West. With state-of-the-art ceramic, printmaking, metalworking, and woodworking studios, art students are only limited by their imagination as to what they can create. Music and dance students regularly perform in the 422-seat Kinnison Hall, the largest in the region, which features a changeable proscenium stage, motorized fly system, and hydraulically convertible orchestra pit. The Whitney Center for the Arts also has two gallery spaces that showcase work by students, faculty, and traveling shows. Throughout the year, artists, dancers, and musicians worldwide come to Sheridan to perform live or display their artwork at events open to the public. For more information, visit

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