WKP KENNEDY GALLERY: 2024 Nipissing University Juried Exhibition

until Friday March 08 4:00 PM @ WKP Kennedy Gallery, 150 Main Street East, North Bay

Nipissing University and the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery are proud to present the 2024 Nipissing University Annual Juried Exhibition. Each year, the Fine Arts, Visual Arts program invites an arts professional external to the university to act as juror for an exhibition that is open to students in all year levels taking Fine Arts courses Nipissing.

This year, the collection of artworks was selected by Sharon Switzer, a media artist, arts educator, and Executive Director of the Near North Mobile Media Lab in North Bay, Ontario. The artworks selected reflect a diverse range of subjects and media created by students their second, third, and fourth years of the program.

The partnership between Nipissing University and the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery offers students a valuable opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional space, and to gain experience with the submission, preparation, and exhibition process. The exhibition showcases the accomplished work being done by student artists at Nipissing and fosters connections with the broader cultural community in North Bay. 

Learn more about our guest Juror: SHARON SWITZER

Sharon Switzer is a media artist, arts educator, and the Executive Director of the Near North Mobile Media Lab in North Bay, Ontario. She has, since the early 1990s, exhibited across Canada and in the U.S, as well as at international art fairs with Corkin Gallery. For 10 years, between 2007 and 2016, she produced the Art in Transit program, as well as the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) in the Toronto subway system, offering artists an opportunity to show their work in the public spaces frequented by urban commuters. Switzer has an MFA from the University of Western Ontario and is a Graduate of the CFC Media Lab at the Canadian Film Centre.

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