William Morse, Chair of the Art and Design Department at Sterling College, has had two pieces of his work chosen in a very competitive juried art exhibit at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “New River Gorge Bridge,” a photography piece, and “Tug Maryland,” a painting. The exhibit will be on display until March 28, 2009.
In a juried art exhibit, the jury panel, made up of three to seven jurors, evaluates the works submitted and selects a few of the pieces to be exhibited. This particular Art Institute of Pittsburgh juried exhibit is its faculty show and is open to all its faculty members. Since William Morse is an online instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he was eligible to submit his work.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh selects its panel of jurors from some of the most accomplished designers in the fields of film, photography, illustration and visual communication. Though all Art Institute faculty members are encouraged to submit work for the show, only a handful of faculty members’ pieces are chosen to represent the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Morse commented on the honor. “I have been teaching for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for the last four years now. I teach their advanced courses in graphic arts. There are 52 schools around the nation (Art Institute of Pittsburgh is the main campus) with 250,000 student