Arcadia University’s Biennial Student Art Competition Juried by National Gallery of Art Associate Curator

Glenside, PA—Feb 17, 2012—Arcadia University’s Student Biennial 2012, an exhibition of artwork by 27 Arcadia University students, opened on Feb. 15 and runs through March in the Commons Student Art Gallery (next to the Chat).

This year’s biennial juror was Charles Ritchie, a practicing artist and Associate Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Ritchie visited Arcadia for the Commons Dedication on Jan. 23 and gave a lecture, “34 Years of Keeping a Journal: Notes on a Daily Practice.”

All of the works selected for the show represent outstanding efforts from freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors and reflect the strengths and ideals of the department.

Accepted artists: Alicia Ballard,Chelsea BucsekJenna Marie DiMarzioJim DiPaoloDebbie EllerkampEmily GiovannucciBrendan S. HendricksClifford KoetasDani LeonAmanda MartinezGretchen MyersAshley Natter,Sandra NguyenTaryn O’ReilyAmy PerdueGina ProiettoAmanda RicciardiHannah RiottoCourtney SanchezAlexandra SchaferAly SimsApril  StankeKay StaufferLauren SuchenskiVictoria TomlinsonKate Transue and Megan Willey.

The Art and Design faculty also reviewed the works and honored four artists whose pieces embody the values of the department, regardless of specific medium or concentration. Amy Perdue ’12Kay Stauffer ’13Aly Sim ’14 and Gina Proietto ’15 were the recipients of cash prizes.

Though this is the fourth student biennial exhibition since 2006, it is the first time the show has been housed outside of the Arcadia University Art Gallery in Spruance Fine Arts Center.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report names Arcadia University a top leader in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (