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Art Expo at Smith Gallery

Article Published: Mar. 27 | Modified: Apr. 12

The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents Art Expo 2014, an annual juried exhibition and arts competition for Appalachian students.

The exhibit will be on view from March 19 through April 11 at the Smith Gallery, located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

The exhibition is organized by the Smith Gallery, juried by Cora Fisher, curator of contemporary art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston Salem. Cameron Neal, a graphic design senior at ASU, designed the promotional materials for the event.

Works exhibited in Art Expo 2014 were selected from hundreds of entries made to the Smith Gallery via Guest juror Fisher chose works of various media, including clay, drawing, fibers, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. Fisher will award first, second and third place prizes, as well as determine the Best in Show. The public is invited to vote for its favorite piece at the Smith Gallery through the duration of the exhibition to determine the People’s Choice Award.

The Belk Library and Information Commons and the Appalachian Permanent Collection at Plemmons Student Union will also announce their purchase awards.

A public reception for Art Expo 2014 is scheduled for April 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Smith Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

The gallery presents artwork in a wide range of media, created by the following Appalachian students: Josh Bannen, Callie Barker, Andrew Beach, Cat Boyte, Paige Brown, Shannon Brown, Rachel Cali, Renee Cloud, Andrew David Cox, Will Creech, Aaron Deshields, Jessica Dixon, Elliot Keeley, Riley Keen, Carson Keith, Kristina Key, Laurie Kirkpatrick, Ireri Krueger, Mieszko Kwiatkowski, Rebecca LaMaire, Jessica Lee Lellie, Claire Lenahan, Mary Shannon Marshall, Katherine Meeks, Catherine Michniak, Victor X. Moore, Lacy Nance, Veronica Nawojczyk, Megan Noblezada, Maria Perry, Abigail Piette, Steve Rabey, William Roemhildt, Kelly Romig, Alexandra Salisbury, William Seal, Rachael Seatvet, Madison Sevilla, Marisa Shadrick, Emily Jordan Smith, Christin Surber, Alex Swing, Brevard Templeton, Rachel VanHoy, Devyn Vasquez, Whitney Willetts and Jessi Wilson.

About the Juror

Cora Fisher is the curator of contemporary art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston Salem. Fisher has previously been involved with the Cooper Union’s Center for Writing in New York City, as well as Exit Art, where she helped craft proposals to secure funding for the organization. Some of her recent work includes research development of the 2013 Venice Biennial and exhibitions for the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College.

The Smith Gallery, formerly the Catherine J. Smith Gallery, is located at Appalachian State University in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 733 Rivers St. in Boone. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (828) 262-7338, or visit

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