9th Annual International Juried Competition

Empathy Image Credit Kate Shannon

Thursday, October 3– Saturday, October 20, 2018 

Reception:  Wednesday, October 10  4:30-6 p.m.


The A.D. Gallery is pleased to present the 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition.    This year’s theme is empathy.  Interpretations of the theme of “Empathy” were welcomed in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches. Artists were invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media).  The work on show in the gallery represents a wide range of subjects and approaches to the theme including photography, mixed media, abstraction, and traditional figurative painting.

This year’s participating artists include:

Randy Akers, Keavy Handley-Byrne, Marcy Chevali, Gary Duehr, Ruth Jeyaveerran, Michael Koerner,Dong Kyu Kim, Florence McEwin, Rosemary Meza, Yvonne Petkus, Kate Shannon, Cara Smelter, Mark Stephenson, Chad Thompson, Dominique Vitali, and Katherine Wildman

All participating artwork was selected by this year's juror, Ling-Wen Tsai. Ling-Wen Tsai's practice spans a broad range of media, and her work has taken the form of installation, performance, video, photography, painting, drawing, and combinations of these media. Ling-Wen exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She is a Professor at Maine College of Art.

For further information on the gallery, the exhibition, or the artists, please contact A.D. Gallery Director, Joseph Begnaud, at (910) 521-6405 or email joseph.begnaud@uncp.edu

The A.D. gallery is located in Locklear Hall on the first floor.  It is open Monday through Friday at 9am and closes at 6pm.   For the three-week duration of this show, the gallery is also offering open hours on Saturdays from 10 am until 4pm. This exhibition is free and open to the public. The A.D. Gallery is supported through University of North Carolina at Pembroke student activity fees.

UNC Pembroke is committed to having an accessible campus for individuals with disabilities.  To request information regarding accessibility or for an  accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact A.D. Gallery Director, Joseph Begnaud, at (910) 521-6405 or email joseph.begnaud@uncp.edu  at least 5 business days prior to the event. A good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations for requests made less than 5 business days in advance.

image credit:  Kate Shannon, 2018, composite of images from Lifted and Leaden