Juried Student Exhibition open in JDAC gallery

From now through March 12, Hastings College student artwork will be featured in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) gallery. Students from across campus were invited to submit their work in a variety of media for the annual Juried Student Exhibition.

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Avery Muff won best of show for “Wind, Grass and Bone,” a glass sculpture.

The JDAC gallery, at 700 E. 12th Street, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Face masks are required inside the JDAC and the gallery’s capacity is limited.

The judge for the Juried Student Exhibition is always an art professional who is not affiliated with Hastings College. This year’s judge was Teliza Rodriguez, former chief curator of the Museum of Nebraska Art.

For this year’s show, 28 students submitted 57 artworks. Of these, the judge picked 19 items by 14 students for inclusion in the exhibition, and selected three for top prizes:

Best of Show:

  • Avery Muff for “Wind, Grass and Bone,” a glass sculpture.
  • Juror’s Award for Two-Dimensional Work: Jordan Ismaiel for “Laying in Bed,” a charcoal/ graphite/ acrylic drawing on paper.
  • Juror’s Award for Three-Dimensional Work: Michael Beahm for “Pandemic Paddle,” a wood, concrete and metal sculpture.
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Juror’s Award for Two-Dimensional Work went to Jordan Ismaiel for “Laying in Bed,” a charcoal/ graphite/ acrylic drawing on paper.

Students included in the gallery show are listed below.:

  • Michael Beahm of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Cassidy Coalson of Bridgeport, Nebraska
  • Benjamin Friend of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Connor Goodwin of Valentine, Nebraska
  • Christian Hessler of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Evelyn Holmstedt of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Zach Hole of Wichita, Kansas
  • Jordan Ramsey Ismaiel of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Samantha Janda of Lawrence, Nebraska
  • Stephanie Mlynarik of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
  • Avery Muff of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Karlie Norton of Littleton, Colorado
  • Sydnie Waldron of Alliance, Nebraska
  • John Witulski of Omaha, Nebraska
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Juror’s Award for Three-Dimensional Work went to Michael Beahm for “Pandemic Paddle,” a wood, concrete and metal sculpture.

The college’s student gallery crew did most of the exhibition production for the show. Crew leaders for this show were Karlie Norton, Anna Wilwerding and Sydnie Waldron.

Work by artist Russell Floersch is also in the secondary gallery of the JDAC. The exhibition, titled “Ex Situ,” will be available through March 12.

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