UNCW Boseman Gallery Announces 2012 All Student Show and Winners

Boseman Gallery 2012 All Student Show

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Friday, March 02, 2012

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Ann Flack Boseman Gallery announces the tenth annual All Student Show. The juried exhibition runs through April 3.

The exhibition was juried by John Sharkey, co-owner of the Checker Cab Gallery in downtown Wilmington. Sharkey reviewed more than 75 drawings, paintings, photography, mixed media, ceramic and sculpture pieces.

He said of the selection process, "I primarily sought to recognize art that appeared unique, authentic, a personal expression of the artist. Whether or not grandiose themes emerge, I love work presented as a unified whole where a oneness comes across through the composition, color, values and of course, the presentation. Virtually all the work not making the final cut for this show had only one or two definable elements needing attention  to make them, in my humble opinion, solid works of art."

Sharkey spent more than thirty years as a residential and commercial painting contractor specializing in faux and decorative painting in California and North Carolina. Upon relocation to Wilmington, he worked in the film industry as a scenic painter, head painter and set dresser. He completed the decorative painting component of the recent Thalian Hall restoration.

The show winners, announced at the Feb. 23 opening reception, are as follows:

Best of Show: Ashley Reber -My Steel Concubine

Purchase Award: Louis Shackleton - Do you have the feeling that you're being watched?

Honorable Mention:

Christopher Alexander - Family Portrait

Ryan Terry - Red Cloud

Erin Tetteron - Grapefruit Sectionals (Diptych)

Merryn Kepcha - Interior Series #4

Timmins Mervin - Raku Stoneware

Many of the pieces are available for public purchase. The Best of Show and Purchase Award will become a part of the University Union Permanent Art Collection which is on permanent exhibition in UNCW Campus Life facilities.

The Boseman Gallery is located on the second floor of Fisher University Union. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please contact the UNCW Presents office at 910.962.7972 or visit www.uncw.edu/presents. For directions to the University Union, see http://uncw.edu/map/ for a campus map.