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College of the Arts 2017 Annual Student Juried Exhibition

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:00am — through
      Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:00am
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    The Fine Arts College Council (FAAC) at the University of Florida (UF) is pleased to present the 2016-2017 FACC Student Juried Arts Exhibition February 21- March 2, 2017 in University Gallery on UF’s campus. This exhibition features graduate and undergraduate student work. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with an awards presentation at 7 p.m.

    From sculpture and installation to ceramics, painting, photography and video, the exhibition features the work of students from the College of the Arts in the School of Art + Art History and a special dance performance by students from the School of Theatre + Dance.

    This exhibition will be juried by Sean J. Donaher, who has been an Arts Administrator and Curator for the past 23 years. Most recently, Donaher served as Executive Director & Curator of CEPA Gallery, one of the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit photographic galleries, where he managed a highly regarded exhibition and residency program presenting tightly curated groups of international and regional artists exploring relevant social political trends through challenging thematic exhibitions. As Director of CEPA, Donaher also oversaw an innovative and transformative year-round arts education program that received a 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, the nation’s highest honor for out of school arts program. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Donaher served as CEPA’s Artistic Director as well as Executive Director & Curator of Big Orbit Gallery, a regional experimental project space that focused on large scale site specific installation work and performance art.

    In addition to his experience as an arts administrator and curator, Mr. Donaher has done extensive work with the New York State Council on the Arts, serving as Chair of both the Arts Education and Visual Arts Grant Panels numerous times. He has lectured extensively on Professional Practices for artists and has taught Graduate Seminar at the Visual Studies Department at the University at Buffalo. He is a recipient of Business First’s prestigious 40 Under 40 award and is a current member of Oishei Leaders. Mr. Donaher studied printmaking and photography at the University at Buffalo and continues live in the Queen City with his wife and two sons.

    “The event provides an exciting opportunity for students to share their work with the community,” said Diogo Carvalho, president of UF’s Fine Arts College Council. “Eight awards will be presented during the reception, including music composition and dance performance.”

    This is the seventh year the exhibition has been organized by the Fine Arts College Council, which builds on the more than 30-year history of the School of Art + Art History Juried Exhibition. For more information, visit


    Brianna Angelakis
    Tori Beth Bell
    Ariel Bowman
    Christina Cafora
    Kevin Dotson
    Michelle Ettrick
    Althea Fitzpow
    Kaleb Foshee
    Setareh Ghoreishi
    Melissa Gillum
    Tabatha Gonzalez
    Sydney Griffiths
    Isabella Guttuso
    Kaylin Ingram
    Bahareh Karamifar
    G.V. Kelley
    Erwin Laiho
    Ashley Raquel Long
    Elias Lytton
    Kevin Mahoney
    Sarah Marquez
    Sue Montoya
    Brian Moody
    Alison Mosely
    Brianna Piedra
    Vanessa Puello
    Chloe Rager
    Ethan Rady
    Erik Rodriguez
    Samira Roostaie
    Breanne Schenk
    Minah Shim
    Holly Strickland
    Laura Suescun
    Brett Taylor
    Kate Thielen
    Paige Ward
    Stephanie Wilhelm
    Ernie Williams

  • Venue
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery
    400 SW 13th Street
    Fine Arts Building B (FAB)
    FL 32611
    (352) 273-3000
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery Website