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Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit the 2023 Juried Student Show from April 13 to May 12

Contact: Garet Zook

805-756-1571; [email protected]

Gallery opening reception and awards set for April 13

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery’s 2023 Juried Student Show, featuring exceptional student work from art and design classes, will run April 13, through May 12.

Juried by artist Chen Tianquitao, a visiting photography educator at Iowa State University, Montserrat College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, the pieces were carefully culled from a much larger pool of submissions.

Students and art fans gather on opening night at the campus art gallery in 2019
Students and art fans turn out for the 2019 Juried Student Show in Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery. The annual display showcases the best student artworks and media that includes paintings, drawings, photography and graphic design. The show runs April 13 to May 12. The opening reception is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the gallery in the Dexter Building, located south of Robert. E. Kennedy Library.

Photo by Jay Thompson | Cal Poly

"I am truly impressed by the diverse work students submitted to the juried exhibition,” Tianquitao said of students’ talents across many art mediums. “The works created in art and design classes clearly show their creativity and passion. I am thrilled to be involved in the jurying process." 

The opening reception will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the gallery on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The exhibition is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The show concludes May 12.


About the Cal Poly University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery is a venue for helping to nurture creativity, empathy, innovation, design skills, storytelling and big-picture thinking by bringing to campus bold thinkers, emerging and established artists, and creative professionals. Providing a venue for five exhibitions each academic year, the University Art Gallery serves Cal Poly and the surrounding area. The gallery showcases nationally and internationally known artists, as well as student, alumni and faculty artwork.

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