ABOUT THE STUDENT SHOW

A beloved tradition at the Frostic School of Art and Richmond Center for Visual Arts, the Annual Student Exhibition features work in a variety of media including painting, printmedia, photography, sculpture, ceramics, metals/jewelry, graphic design, video, performance, installation, intermedia, and product design. This year we received more than three hundred submissions from more than eighty-five students. Juried by South African artist Naomi van Niekerk, the 2020 online edition of our Annual Student Exhibition features nearly 100 works of art from all areas of study. 

Typically staged in the sprawling Albertine Monroe-Brown gallery, the Annual Student Exhibition is treasured by students, faculty and staff, parents, and community members alike.  Despite that nothing replaces seeing works of art in person,  the difficult circumstances of our current moment provide new opportunities for growth.  The launch of this year's online student show allows anyone with Internet access to view the work of our students. From there, viewers can link to our students' websites and Instagram accounts to dive more deeply into the intimate, vibrant, complex, and thoughtful worlds our students create.  This exhibition will also remain visible online throughout the next year.  We view each of these unexpected developments as positive and we're so pleased to share this new format.  We look forward to welcoming you again at the Richmond Center soon, but until then, enjoy and escape into the work made by this year's Frostic School of Art students. 

Under normal circumstances, we would celebrate the Annual Student Exhibition opening together with DJ DazzelShip spinning tunes at the Richmond Center during the reception.  Check out this special playlist DJ DazzleShip created as you peruse student work!  

A message from Director of Exhibitions,

Indra Lacis, PhD