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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 6, 2012

Northwest students show work in annual juried art exhibit

Northwest Missouri State University hosts its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition through Friday, April 20, in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Gallery.

The exhibit’s guest juror, Kwok-Pong (Bobby) Tso, has chosen the artwork  included in the exhibit. All students of Northwest’s Department of Art were invited to enter up to three works for consideration.

Tso will give a lecture to commemorate the exhibit’s opening at 7 p.m., Monday, April 9, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Awards for the exhibition will be announced in conjunction with the opening lecture.

Tso received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northwest with a specialization in ceramics. He is pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in dimensional practices at the University of Iowa.

Tso has exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions, including the 2011 Archie Bray Foundation Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition in Helena; the NCECA regional exhibition “Uncommon Ground” hosted by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in  Arvada, Colo.; the 2011 Feats of Clay XXIV Juried International Exhibition in Lincoln, Calif.; and the 2011 Red Lodge Clay Center Bi-Annual Juried National Exhibition in Red Lodge, Mont. 

Tso also was a finalist for the 2012 NICHE Award, a prestigious honor that celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. To learn more about Tso and his artwork, visit

The exhibit is a competitively juried exhibition for current undergraduate studio art students of the Department of Art. All studio emphasis areas are represented, including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, photography, graphic design and illustration, fiber arts, painting and drawing. The exhibition is a chance for undergraduate students to explore and celebrate the accomplishments of the past academic year.

The Olive DeLuce Art Gallery is open 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468