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SoVA Undergraduate Exhibition Juried by Alumnus Tim Roda

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Photo by SoVA undergraduate Michelle Holt

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) announces its annual Undergraduate Juried exhibition, juried by visiting artist and Penn State alumnus Tim Roda. The exhibition opens at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on November 4, and will be on display through November 15. A public opening reception will take place in the gallery on Monday, November 4, at 5:00 p.m.

In addition, Roda will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, as part of the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.

One of the highlights of each fall semester, this undergraduate exhibition provides SoVA students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and to compete for a Kara D. Berggren Scholarship Award, as well as several merit awards. Winners will be announced during the opening reception on November 5. 

Through the support of the Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, each year SoVA invites nationally and internationally recognized artists and curators to serve as jurors for this special exhibition. Roda’s work travels between installation, photography, and performance. His work is in public collections including the Bard College Museum, the Hessel Foundation, the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. His work is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Gasser Grunert in New York, and Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York. He is the recipient of a 2008 Fulbright grant to study photography in Italy, among other honors. Roda earned a B.F.A. in Ceramics at Penn State and an M.F.A. in Ceramics at the University of Washington. His work appears in the exhibition Uncanny Congruencies at the Palmer Museum of Art, September–December 2013.

The Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971 and is located in the Visual Arts Building off Curtin Road, adjoining the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. Public programming at Zoller includes artist lectures, visual art performances, artist residencies and interdisciplinary events. This facility was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher.

Visit https://sova.psu.edu/zoller-gallery-events for a complete listing of Zoller Gallery events.

Photo caption: Photo of roller coaster in Tom's River, New Jersey, an area devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Entered in exhibition by Michelle Holt.