Annual Juried Student Art Show opens Tuesday, March 4

This year’s juror and exhibitor in the side gallery is Tommy Frank of Red Star Studios in the Crossroads district of Kansas City, Missouri.

Tommy Frank received his BA in Fine Art from Asbury University. Focusing on ceramics, he was awarded three sequential Artist-in-Residence opportunities at the St. Petersburg Clay Company, Archie Bray Foundation and Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. He pursued post-baccalaureate study at the University of Florida before receiving his MFA degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is currently the Studio Manager at Red Star Studios, part of the Belger Crane Yard Studios, where he supervises the Artist-in-Residence program, studio membership programs, community classes, workshops and studio outreach programs.

Frank has juried the Truman State University Annual Student Show, the Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, and the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. He continues his studio practice at Red Star and exhibits his work nationally. He has been published in both the Kansas City star and The Pitch, as well as Architrave Magazine and Ceramics Monthly. He has received awards for his artwork, including Best of Show and First Place in Three-Dimensional Work.

The student show in the main gallery features recent work created by current Truman students. Pieces in the show have been selected by the juror and are eligible for the Student Union Building award as well as the Juror’s award. Select pieces may be for sale.

Awards will be announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on Tuesday, March 4 at 6 pm in the gallery.

The gallery is free and open to the public.


Student Union Buys Work from Melanie Pailer and Mason Einshpahr


Melanie’s piece was created in FIbers I


Einshpahr, a painting major’s purchased piece

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Annual Juried Show.

The show closes on Tuesday, April 16. See it before it comes down!

It’s that time of the year again! Truman State University’s Department of Art is now accepting artwork for the juried student art exhibition, opening March 5

All students who have taken an art class at Truman are encouraged to submit as many as 4 pieces created as part of their Truman experience.

Submission dates are:
Friday, February 22 12-4 pm
Saturday, February 23 12-4 pm
Monday, February 25, 9 am to 6 pm

Did we mention that you can WIN CASH by participating in the juried student art exhibition? Because you can!

Our guest juror, Professor Mike Sleadd of Columbia College will award $300 in prizes and the Student Union Building will buy two pieces for $250.

As our most popular show, students are provided with the opportunity to not only build their resume and portfolio, but gives them an opportunity to sell some of their work and gain exposure.

All declined artwork must be picked up on Wednesday, February 27 by noon.