Emerge: UArts Juried Student Exhibition

Sande Webster Tribute Exhibition
Caplan Center, 17th Floor, Terra Hall
October 17 - 31, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 19, 2012
5:30pm - 7:30pm

After four decades of groundbreaking exhibitions and continuous support for emerging African American artists, the Sande Webster Gallery closed its doors in the fall of 2011.  For 19 years, the Sande Webster Gallery was the home for the AAP Annual Art Exhibition, in recent years known as EMERGE. April of 2012 would have marked the 20th year of the AAP Annual Art Exhibit. Over those years, the Sande Webster Gallery professionally showed the work of over 200 University of the Arts’ students. 

The AAP staff and Advisory Board will commemorate the Sande Webster Gallery and Sande Webster’s 20 years of service with the “Sande Webster Gallery Tribute Exhibition” at the University of the Arts.

The exhibition will showcase the work of artists who, as students, had exhibited pieces in the Sande Webster Gallery.

The “Sande Webster Tribute Exhibition” will hang in The Caplan Center on the 17th floor of Terra Hall at the University of the Arts from October 17 to October 31. The “Sande Webster Gallery Tribute Exhibition” will coincide with “Making It: Alumni Works ’02-’12” during the University’s Family and Alumni Weekend October 19-21, 2012.


What the AAP Annual Art Exhibit did:

Every spring, the Academic Achievement Program (AAP) presented a juried exhibit of selected student work at the Sande Webster Gallery. AAP sponsored workshops in correlation with the exhibit to teach students professional practices, such as preparing their work and writing artist statements. This exhibition was open to all undergraduate students enrolled at the University of the Arts.

A wide range of work was represented, from the fine arts of painting and sculpture to digital media in design and illustration. The opening reception included an awards ceremony, refreshments, music and performances from students.

Through this exhibit, students received the opportunity to network with art patrons, sell their work, win prizes, and gain professional experience.

We hope to continue the tradition of the AAP Annual Art Exhibit in years to come. STAY TUNED!