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VAN EVERY GALLERY – Annual Student Art Exhibition

by | Apr 27, 2023

On View: April 17–May 3, 2023
Reception & Awards: Tuesday, May 2, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and the Davidson College Art Department will present our Annual Student Art Exhibition in the Van Every Gallery April 17 through May 3, 2023. The closing reception and awards will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 7-8:30pm. Join us for a family-style picnic and musical performance on the lawn next to the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center.

The Annual Student Art Exhibition highlights more than 60 works created during the academic year at Davidson College. Works on view have been selected by studio art faculty and include drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, digital art, and more.
Awards were selected by guest juror Caitlin Haskell ’00, the Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art and Director of Ray Johnson Collections and Research at the Art Institute of Chicago and will be announced at the reception on Tuesday, May 2. A scholar of 20th-century painting and sculpture, Caitlin’s exhibitions and publications have addressed the production and critical reception of modern art in Europe and the Americas. 

After earning her undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Art History and Russian, Haskell pursued her Master’s and PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. She got her professional start as the Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection in Houston, TX. She then moved on to join the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) in 2012 first as assistant and later as associate curator. From 2013 to 2015, Haskell had a lead role in SFMoMA’s On the Go program and organized exhibitions such as Alexander Calder: Motion Lab (2016), Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed (2017), and René Magritte: The Fifth Season (2018). In 2021, her first exhibition and catalogue at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ray Johnson c/o, co-curated with Jordan Carter, was recognized by the New York Times as one of the year’s best art books. In 2022, she co-curated a Cezanne retrospective  with the Art Institute’s Gloria Groom and Achim Boarchardt-Hume and Natalia Sidlina of Tate Modern. 

Exhibition, awards, and reception generously sponsored by Barings. 

Did you miss our Senior Exhibitions? Click their names below for information, virtual tours, and artist talks!

Laura Bullock ’23: GOOSECHASE

Laura Bullock ’23, Head Rush, 2023, oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas.

Natalie Hall ’23: Wish You Were

Natalie Hall ’23, Bizarre Life, 2022, oil on canvas


Meredith Iodice ’23: Little One

Meredith Iodice ’23, I Was There, 2022, image transfer on wood board, graphite, pen, and oil paint on Yupo paper


Senior Art Majors ’23: Group Exhibition 
On View: April 26–May 13, 2023
Join us for an exhibition featuring all of the senior art majors, on view during Commencement. 


“Pose like Jean d’Aire” during a gallery intern led student sculpture tour April 13, 2023.


The Galleries will be closed from May 14-August 27, 2023. 

Looking for an art-related activity this summer? Take a self-guided tour of our sculpture or other art on campus. Or set up a guided tour of outdoor sculpture for your group of 8 or more by emailing Lia Newman.


Weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Weekends 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Galleries are closed during college holidays and breaks, including May 14 – August 27, 2023. 

Guest parking is available in the lot behind the Belk Visual Arts Center (VAC). The building is wheelchair accessible. All programs of the Van Every/Smith Galleries are free and everyone is welcome. 

Lia Newman, Director/Curator
Marisa J Pascucci, Gallery & Collection Coordinator
Van Every/Smith Galleries
Davidson College
Mailing Address: PO Box 7117, Davidson, NC 28035
Physical Location: 315 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035
(704) 894-2519 

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