East Gallery

This Splendid Promise, This Magnificent Dream: St. Catherine University Juried Alumni Exhibition

Calling all alumni artists!

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University invites all alumni, at any degree level and in any discipline, to enter artwork for the upcoming exhibition, This Splendid Promise, This Magnificent Dream: St. Catherine University Juried Alumni Art Exhibition. This show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Visual Arts Building and the art gallery at St. Kate's.

Click here for the online submission form.

Deadline for entries: June 1, 2020 (each artist may submit up to 3 artworks)
Eligibility: all St. Kate's alumni, at any degree level and in any discipline.
Juror: Laura Wertheim Joseph, PhD | Curator of Exhibitions, Minnesota Museum of American Art
Award: top prize is $500

June 1: submission deadline
July 15: notification of entry via email
August 17-18: artwork delivery to gallery
Exhibition dates: September 12–October 24, 2020
Opening Reception: September 12, 5–7 pm (awards presented at 6 pm)

Please contact gallery director Nicole Watson with any questions: nmwatson@stkate.edu or 651-690-6637

Laura Wertheim Joseph is a curator interested in collaborative, experimental, and interdisciplinary methods. As Curator of Exhibitions at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, she enjoys and appreciates supporting and exchanging ideas with artists, as well as creative people from different fields. Through her work, Laura seeks to draw attention to what is at the margins and in the shadows, with a particular investment in emotion, materiality, and embodiment. Some of her curatorial projects include Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection (Weisman Art Museum), Testify: Americana from Slavery to the Present (Hennepin County Library), and A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde (Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University).

Before joining the M, Laura worked alongside artists with disabilities at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts to challenge perceptions of disability. She has a PhD from the University of Minnesota where she specialized in contemporary art and critical theory with a focus on feminism, gender and performance studies.