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41st Annual SMCM Student Art Show to be held March 22 – April 9


March 8, 2010
Press Release #10-040

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Winning artworks by St. Mary's College of Maryland students will be on public display at the 41st Annual Student Art Show beginning Monday, March 22, and running through April 9, 2010, in the College's Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall. The art, representing a variety of mediums, was judged by SMCM alumna Jayme A. McLellan, director and founder of Civilian Art Projects, a gallery in Washington D.C. The opening reception will be at 4:30 p.m. March 22. The show is free and open to the public. Hours of operation for the gallery are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at (240)-895-4246.

McLellan founded Civilian Art Projects in 2006 as a gallery that represents and supports emerging artists. In addition to directing the gallery, she teaches at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. McLellan also has served as director of development for the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) and most recently as assistant curator for the international traveling exhibition DARFUR/DARFUR. She currently serves on the executive committee for the D.C. Chapter of ArtTable, a professional women's leadership association in the arts. McLellan also serves on the advisory council for Transformer and Artworks Projects, an organization dedicated to using design and the arts to raise awareness and educate the public about significant human rights and environmental issues.

McLellan will give four Outstanding Studio Art juror awards to students from each class year. Other prizes include the Patti Runco Arts Alliance Purchase Award for Outstanding Work in the Annual Student Show, and the PNC Bank Award; that winner will be displayed at the PNC Bank in Leonardtown along with other student works chosen by the bank.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.

Category: Student Body