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FAU Presents Student Juried Art Exhibition

            BOCA RATON , FL (March 17, 2008) – The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s School of the Arts will present the 2008 Juried Student Art Exhibition from Thursday, March 20 through Saturday, April 5.   The exhibition will be in the Ritter Art Gallery on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. There will be an opening reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Almost 100 students entered up to three works each to this annual competition. There will be three $100 cash awards which will be announced at the exhibition opening.   The exhibition was juried by Miami contemporary art dealer and gallery owner Kevin Bruk. Bruk opened his Wynwood-based gallery in late 2000 after having directed galleries in both San Francisco and New York City. Bruk joins other prestigious area art gallery owners who have generously contributed their time to FAU to jury the exhibition. Miami’s Fred Snitzer (Fred Snitzer Gallery) was the juror in 2006, and Sarah Gavlak, whose West Palm Beach gallery is called simply Gavlak, selected the 2007 exhibition.

            The annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at FAU is a collaborative project of the University Galleries and the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, both units in the School of the Arts in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. The exhibition is made possible in part by FAU Student Government through student activity fees.   The Ritter Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Classes and other groups are always welcome and can arrange to visit the galleries during morning or evening hours by appointment.  Visitors to the Boca Raton campus should park at meters or stop at the Information Booth at the main Glades Road entrance to receive a free, one-day parking hangtag. For more information, call 561-297-2966.

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