Bluffton Student Art Showcased at 52nd Annual Show

Written by on March 20, 2019

BLUFFTON, Ohio—The Bluffton University art department will present the 52nd Juried Student Exhibition from April 1-May 5 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will showcase work created this academic year by students in university art classes or supervised independent studies.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Gregg Luginbuhl Awards, which includes a total of $550 in cash prizes donated by the Luginbuhl family, will be selected by Emily Jay, a full-time artist, lecturer of art and co-director of the Neon Heater Gallery in Findlay.

A best of category award will be designated in each category along with honorable mentions made at the juror’s discretion. A special award, the Gregg Luginbuhl Award in Ceramics, will be chosen directly by the Luginbuhl family.

Gregg Luginbuhl was a professor of art and chair of the department at Bluffton for 30 years before he retired and was named professor emeritus in 2014. Gregg continued his father’s legacy of art education at Bluffton. Darvin Luginbuhl taught at Bluffton for 26 years and retired in 1984. Both professors were also Bluffton graduates.

Bluffton University students may enter up to three works in each of the following media: ceramics, glass, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Up to five works may be submitted for computer generated artwork.

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