Third Street Gallery archive: 2007 Exhibitions: Young Alumni 2007: Works by Recent HSU Graduates

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present, Young Alumni 2007: Works by Recent HSU Graduates, on exhibit from July 5 through August 5, 2007. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors.

Art is one of the highest enrolled majors at the HSU campus. HSU’s Art Department offers classes with 25 full and part-time instructors, multiple, well equipped studio facilities and several campus showcases that enable undergraduates to enjoy an early experience of presenting their works to the public.  Additionally, students enrolled in the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program gain practical, hands-on experience as they design, coordinate and curate exhibits at First Street Gallery.

“The alumni participating in this show have all developed to a point where they are working at a professional level as artists,” states First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley.  “All 16 participants demonstrate real evidence of artistic success.  Crucial to their success, however, are the less tangible qualities they all share—a dedication and commitment to making art as a way of life and a deep engagement with their work on poetic and intellectual levels.” 

Participating artists are: Marci Carl- ceramics: Caitlin Collings- photography; Jessica D’Avanza – photography; Britta Gudmunson - photography,; Tom Harley – painting; Patrick Hillman – photography; Jamie Loomis – painting; Elizabeth Perez – painting; Heather McFadin – metalsmith/jewelry; Justin Mitman – ceramic sculpture; Avery Palmer – ceramic sculpture; Fernando Ramirez – painting; Bryan Schoneman – sculpture; Victoria Viramontes – painting; Tara Weidenhammer – printmaking and painting; andBrian Woida – sculpture.