Each year, The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University hosts a Student Juried Exhibition during which students receive awards, scholarships, and prizes. Due to continued safety necessities of our year, our exhibition has been moved to our website where all can engage with the work virtually. The Juried Student Awards and Annual Student Scholarships will be announced in an accompanying video, shared on our social accounts and website Thursday evening, April 22. The video will be emailed to students the following week.
We would like to give a special thank you to this year's juror, Theo Tyson, who worked with us through the challenges and lended a great prestige to the exhibition. We would also like to thank sponsors of the show—Burnaway, High Museum, Binders, and MOCA GA—and all of the generous donors of the school who have made many of these student scholarships possible.
More about the juror:
Theo Tyson is currently The Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art and Culture at the Boston Athenæum. She is a curator and avant-garde academic who interrogates sociocultural themes of race, gender, and sexuality through a lens of fashion, its histories, and theories, married with historical and contemporary photography.
At the Boston Athenæum her research is centered on fashioned identities in the mid to late nineteenth-century in Civil War-era Boston using a set of photographic albums belonging to a survivor of slavery, anti-slavery activist, and abolitionist Harriet Bell Hayden. She is also co-curating an original exhibition of visual activist Zanele Muholi at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston slated for 2022.
Thursday, April 22 at 7:00pmVirtual Event