Northwestern to host juried art exhibition

Northwestern College’s final art show of the academic year will feature work chosen as part of a juried exhibition. The selected entries will be on display in the Te Paske Gallery April 23 through May 2, with a public reception scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Northwestern’s 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition gives the college’s art students the opportunity to competitively test their work with each other and to have the results of that competition exhibited. The show will feature paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and photographs, as well as mixed media and graphic design projects. While the students aren’t required to be art majors, all entries must be work created as part of a Northwestern College art course.

Jake Van Wyk, professor of art at Dordt College, is serving as the juror for the show. Awards will be announced during the April 23 reception, when he will offer comments about his selections. A member of Dordt’s faculty for 22 years, Van Wyk holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University and specializes in ceramics and printmaking. His work has been featured in many regional and national competitions, as well as in more than two dozen one-person exhibitions. He has also produced commissioned work in a variety of media and subject matter.

The Te Paske Gallery is located in the Thea G. Korver Visual Arts Center, on Highway 10 at 214 8th St. S.W. in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday.