Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:00 p.m.Sunday, April 19, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
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This annual juried exhibition features the best work submitted by current MCAD students pursuing degrees in design, fine arts, media arts, and entrepreneurial studies. Participants have a chance to win four $200 cash prizes for Jurors’ Choice, as well as a "People's Choice" award. Jurors: Pavel Pyś, Curator of Visual Art at the Walker Art Center, and Laura Qvale, VP Creative Director at KNOCK, inc.

We had a record 345 entries this year so the competition was stiff! This year's jurors selected 49 pieces from 43 different artists. There is a great variety across a wide range of media. Congratulations to those undergraduate and graduate students whose work was selected for the 2020 exhibition:

  • Camilo AguirreDispossession, photogravure
  • Francis BarryBreak, acrylic and collage on masonite
  • Emma BeatrezUntitled (X), branded faux leather on wooden stretcher
  • Logan BeeclerAt the Fair, ink on paper
  • Eiran BonesDoppelgänger, charcoal on paper
  • Yujie CaoNew, digital print
  • Colleen ChanSnow Mountain, digital print
  • Marvin ChangHIV, digital print
  • Blake DahlquistJust in Case, light bulb and found object
  • Kendall Dickinsonrelapse prevention, plastic bubble case, razorblade
         stop haunting my dreams, paracord, leather boots 
         i’ve never felt more like me, pill bottles, medicine cabinet, pills
  • Nicky DolanBlind Faith, monotype
  • Molly Doyle SullivanNow that I’ve found you, I understand, oil on canvas
  • Alison Ergeriser1-4, digital print
  • Harry (Sunshine) GaoFor the First Time, digital comic
         For the First Time, digital print (enlarged excerpt from comic)
  • D. GuzmanMilo + Niko, digital print
  • Grover HoganSince I am the One Who Caresses Me, oil on canvas
  • Mari Johnson, Figure Painting, oil on paper
  • Oliver JohnsonSide Chable, Baltic Birch plywood, walnut
  • Sheyenne JohnsonThere Will Be Light, animation
  • Peyton JunoWhat a Twist, digital print
  • Jamie KubatUntitled (Shore piece), handmade paper
         The Dreams That Died Still Follow Me, woodblock print
  • Tobias LawsonPlanar Study, machined aluminum, steel, stainless screws
  • Heyeon LeeDon’t Forget Me, Risograph print
  • Xingzi Liang + Dawn YangEight Cuisines, digital book and prints
  • Morgan MoenOphelia//Reclamation, digital illustration on silk, hardware
  • Matt MuellerWhat Are You Doing?, stop-motion animation
  • Lee NobleFlag for Every Person + Nation, silk, flashe, thread
         CCTV, video
  • Kade OwensHorsegirl, watercolor and color pencil
         ENJOY, Risograph print
  • Alonzo PantojaPromising, handweaving, dolly, wooden crate, reflective mylar
  • Jack PowersThe River, archival inkjet print
  • Cara ReisenDon’t Fuck with Socks On, mixed media collage
  • David RuhlmanThe Shy Occultist, gouache on wood panel
  • Hannah SetherSky Full of Stars, animation
  • Nicole StiegartYou, oil on panel
         Untitled, oil on panel
  • Mia StratmanPlayground for Love, gouache and acrylic
  • Jessica TevikSecond Chances, recycled paper
  • Anh TranFloating Market, digital print
  • Artur UnBlue Star Coffee, digital prints
         Emotions, digital prints
  • Cassidy WalkerFolklore, archival inkjet prints
  • Peyton Woller + Sydney AbbotTable and Tray, walnut and fiber
  • Alejandro ZhangM.E.S.S. Portrait, digital print

MCAD Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.

Events and exhibitions are always free and open to the public. For more information or any disability accommodations, please contact Kerry Morgan, director of gallery and exhibition programs, at 612.874.3667 or