Not only have four Fort Hays State University students and Gordon Sherman, professor of art and design, recently had works accepted for exhibitions across the state, but they have also entered shows throughout the country.
At the 41st Annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibition in Hays, two works by Sherman were accepted into the show, with one winning a Juror's Award. Awards are given to entries by the show's juror, or judge.
At the Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics Exhibition in Lindsborg, works by Angela Aeillo, Topeka junior; Joshua Knott, Lincoln, Neb., graduate student; and Trey Morgan, Hays graduate student, were accepted for exhibition. Knott received a Merit Award for one of his works. In addition to this honor, Knott has also been accepted into the prestigious Tulane University in New Orleans, La., for graduate study in painting and printmaking.
Aeillo, Knott, Morgan, Nicholas Schlitter, Hays senior, and Sherman will have their works shown at the 10th Annual National Small Print Show in Creede, Colo., which will take place May 28 to June 29. Sherman received third place with one of his works, and one his and one of Schlitter's awards will be exhibited as a special traveling exhibit.
Sherman said his and Schlitter's pieces will accompany the show as it tours through a few towns in Colorado.
In addition to these shows, Sherman has participated in invitational exhibits in Baylor, Texas, and Philadelphia, Pa.