24th Annual University Student Exhibition

May 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013 all-day
Pabst Visitor Center and Gallery
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach,FL 32168
386.427.6975Event website


Aleisha Breter, University of Central Florida
Fabi Jimeno, Florida International University
Sebastian Muñoz, Florida International University
Filipe de Sousa, University of West Florida

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts presents the 24th Annual University Student Exhibition May 18 – August 10, 2013.  Through this annual exhibition, ACA honors the outstanding work being produced by state university art students, and recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of excellence. This year, Diana Cooper juried the work of twenty three students representing nine universities; four artists from five universities were selected. By identifying and promoting these emerging artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts hopes to focus statewide attention on the high level of creative and experimental work being produced at the college level.

About this year’s guest juror: Diana Cooper
Diana participated as a Master Artist in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts February 21 – March 13, 2011. She is a New York-based artist, represented by Postmasters Gallery. Ms. Cooper has exhibited extensively both in the United States and abroad. In 2007 she had a 10-year survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. The entire museum was devoted to her work, and a catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition.  Ms. Cooper has participated in group shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Altria); P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; the Brooklyn Museum; the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; the Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; the Sharjah Museum of Art (UAE); and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs.   Ms. Cooper is the recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded a Public Art Commission from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program and Polshek Partnership Architects. In 2009, Americans for the Arts honored her project as one of the top public art projects of that year.  Ms. Cooper received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. She also attended the New York Studio School.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Ed & Jeanie Harris.  Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops, and exhibitions. The University Student Exhibition has been providing outstanding state university students an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery space since 1989.

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