Student artwork dazzles in Brazos Gallery exhibition

The juried student art exhibition on view in the Brazos Gallery is an annual event held by the art faculty of Richland College. 

The exhibit features more than 50 pieces of artwork ranging from drawings, paintings, sculpture, crafts and photography. The exhibit continues through Friday.

To be eligible, participants must be Richland students currently enrolled in courses related to art, namely painting, drawing, design, photography or multimedia. Students are required to submit work that has been completed within the last two to three years.

“The work is something you have been doing the past couple of years. We don’t want work that is like four, five or six years old,” said Brazos Gallery coordinator, John Sprigins.

The exhibition offers a great opportunity for students not only to show their work to the public but also to become more professional in their field. 

“We are really trying to encourage students to submit their work. It’s part of the training.

When they are learning about making art they are also learning to become an art professional,” said Spriggins. 

To be considered for the exhibition, students go through several steps. They must learn how to submit their work, seek advice from their instructors, make a judgment on their own work and decide what their best piece is best suited for the exhibition. 

More than 150 pieces of art work were submitted for the exhibition. About one-third of those were chosen for the exhibit.