The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition. The show will take place in the Gallery of Art and Design.
Opening Reception: August 31 from 5–7pm
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm
A lecture by juror, Peter Van Dyck and Awards Reception will be held on September 22nd at 6pm.
Peter Van Dyck studied painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy from 1998-2002. He also taught in the program from 2000-2002. He returned to Philadelphia in 2002 to paint in his studio and began exhibiting his work in numerous group shows in Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco. He has had solo shows at John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, and The Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor. In 2003, Van Dyck began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where, in 2011, he became an assistant professor in the Certificate/BFA program. In 2012, he was named one of 25 Important Artists of Tomorrow by American Artist Magazine. In 2013 his work was included in the book Painted Landscapes, Contemporary Views by Lauren P. della Monica. His work has also been reproduced in numerous periodicals including, American Artist Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, Art News, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, and Art and Antiques.
The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art was established in 1997 by the Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning Board of Trustees as an expansion of the C.W. Woods Gallery founded in 1977. Recently completed in 2014, the Gallery of Art and Design, a 2000 sq. ft. contemporary art gallery located on campus in the historic George Hurst Building, is now the primary exhibition space for all USM Museum of Art and Department of Art and Design exhibitions.