2004 Student Art Exhibit
April 19–May 21, 2004
Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.
The Gallery of Contemporary Art will host the opening of the 2004 Student Art Exhibition with a public reception on Friday, Friday, April 26, 5:00-7:30 pm. The “Salon des Refuses”, which consists of work not accepted into the museum exhibit, may be seen in conjuction with the juried Student Exhibition. The Salon des Refuses is named after the show sanctioned by Napoleaon III in 1863, as a result of public outcry at the Impressionist’s exclusion from the annual French Academies Beaux Arts Salon. Students may opt to have their work included in this exhibit if they wish. The spin-off exhibit at CU has become very popular in recent years and invites comparison with the “accepted” works included in the juried exhibit.
Submissions to this annual juried exhibition are open to any student enrolled at CU Colorado Springs. These exhibits are typically very exciting as they include a broad range of experimental work executed by UCCS students in virtually all media. The exhibition is often the first opportunity for emerging artists to exhibit their work in a museum setting. The annual student showalso provides a means for the public to spot potential talent and to aquire origional art inexpensively before an artist’s career is established.