Art Department hosts 2D3D Juried Art Exhibition

By Agnes Musee

Cal Poly Pomona’s Art Department kicked off Poly-Kroma with the 2016 2D3D Juried Art Exhibition at The Don B. Huntley Gallery inside the University Library.

Poly-kroma consists of 2016 Art History Papers Presentation, Fine Art Senior Show and Industry Night, a senior graphic design exhibition.

The art show featured 2-D art form displays, which included drawings, illustrations, photography, paintings, printmaking, bookmaking and poster designing. It also featured 3-D art forms, such as ceramics, assemblage, installation art and sculpture.

Three professionals from the art industry juried the pieces. Gallery Director at Laguna College of Art and Design Andrea Harris-McGee, previous head of the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana and current owner-operator at Andrea Lee Harris-McGee Press.

Fine artist Trang Le, a CPP art veteran who exhibited her art in Abstract Mystique at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery in 2015, and graphic designer and fine artist David Kaul, a freelance designer with more than a decade worth of design and printing experience. Kaul created brand prototypes for Seattle’s Best Coffee, Pacifico and City University.

Students from all academic levels in the Art Department submitted their artwork and graphic designs that were completed during 2015. Judges examined approximately 376 submissions for seven hours during three rounds of elimination. The judges were able to select 97 pieces to be exhibited at the Huntley Gallery.

According to Michele Cairella Fillmore, curator for the Kellogg Art and Huntley Galleries, this year’s 2D3D exhibition received the highest number of entries and exhibited the highest number of selections.

“A lot of the students were really good, and so [the jurors] felt compelled to choose a lot more, when normally they cap it around 50 [pieces]. They couldn’t decide who to pick because they were that good,” said Fillmore.

Students could only submit artwork that fell under two categories: fine art and graphic design.

“There are some pieces that fall more under graphic design and others more under fine art, but there was a relationship, so I organized the space by subject matter,” said Fillmore.

Subject matters featured included travel, academia, books, structures, and media.

The judges selected art pieces based on presentation, craftsmanship, the artist’s ability to incorporate the technical use of media and their creative use of content and concept. From the 97 selections, the judges determined the first, second and third place winners as well as honorable mentions in the graphic design and fine art categories.

Poly-kroma Coordinator, Art Director and fourth-year graphic design student Tyler Stewart worked with the gallery to put on the entire show. With the help of his partner and CPP graphic design student Joshua Phillips, Stewart created the graphics for the Poly-kroma poster and sent the invitation out to students, faculty and industry professionals for Industry Night.

“I am really excited to finally see the whole show up with all the quality work pieces, the department accepting more pieces and people winning awards for their hard work,” said Stewart.

Although fifth-year fine arts student Cynthia Varela submitted five pieces that were not accepted to the 2D3D exhibition, Varela was excited to be involved.

“This was really exciting because I have been at school for five years and finally showed what I can do with the skills and knowledge I learned from CPP,” said Varela. “Plus the friends and family I’ve made throughout my years at CPP, were able to go and see my artwork.”

The 2D3D Juried Art Exhibition show will be available for viewing through June 9. Follow the CPP Poly-Kroma website to find out opening hours.

2D3D Juried Art Exhibition

Eviana Vergara / The Poly Post

2D3D Juried Art Exhibition

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