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Augusta University Department of Art & Design Juried Student Exhibition Reception and Awards Ceremony

March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 5 PM – 7 PM | The Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, Augusta University Summerville Campus

The Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art is pleased to announce the 2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition, on view at the Gallery March 12 through April 2, 2020. The exhibition opens with a reception on March 12, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Augusta-based art consultant and co-owner of Outside the Box Fine Art, Molly McDowell, served as this year’s juror.

The annual Juried Student Art Exhibition allows students the opportunity to experience the jurying process and gain first-hand exposure to the workings of the art world. The 2020 exhibition showcases the works of student artists: Emily Amerson, Mary Besel, Talecia Cistrunk, Ellen Griffin, Kimberly Krutsinger, Ashton Maya Pawl, Ashley McDaniel, Abigalis Mejia-Saladin, Angel Moreno, Gerry O’Meara, Megan Parkman, Amelia Rensch, Edna Martinez-Sanchez, Michael Wetzel, Shamekia Williams, and Misty Winters.


About the Juror: Molly McDowell began her career in Atlanta, working with McIntosh Gallery, Sandler Hudson Gallery, and Barkin Leeds, Ltd. After gaining industry experience, she moved to Augusta, opening the eponymous gallery, the Mary Pauline Gallery. Upon its closing, McDowell began working as an art consultant. This path led her to the Westobou Festival for whom she served as Executive Director for three years. Her work has led her to engage with some of the South’s finest artists, including Benny Andrews, Beverly Buchanan, Tom Nakashima, Edward Rice, Philip Morsberger, Janice Williams Whiting, Art Rosenbaum, Brian Rust, Raoul Pacheco, and many others.

Currently, she is co-owner of the art consulting firm, Outside the Box Fine Art in Augusta. McDowell holds a BFA in Painting with a minor in drawing from the University of Georgia.

The Byrd Gallery is located on the first floor of Washington Hall on the Summerville campus.

The Gallery is open Monday- Friday from 10 am- 4:30 pm.

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