The Juried Art Show (JAS, pronounced “jazz”) is an annual exhibition of artwork from the undergraduate students of the University of Guelph’s Studio Art program. Run annually since 1968, JAS is entirely student-run, and is one of the oldest art shows of its kind in Canada. It is a long-cherished tradition of the University, a capstone of community celebration for the school’s emerging artists, and platform for professional development. The Top Ten Show is an exhibit of the ten award-winning artworks selected by the JAS jurors.
This years top ten artworks are by the following artists: Carmen Mattear, Shannon Moroz, Harley Duck, Mei Lein Harrison, Emily Escoffery, Emma Ongman, Genevieve Monk, Hannah West, and Jane Baran.
JAS Top Ten is displayed in an experimental virtual gallery built using Epic Games’ 3D software, Unreal Engine. Created by alumni and digital artist Rachael Cary McMunn (@carym_art), this gallery is an imperfect recreation of real-life with the hope of allowing artists and art viewers to visualize what this exhibition would have been like if installed in person.
If you are interested in downloading the virtual gallery ‘game’ and spending some time looking at the work, please follow the steps below on how to correctly download the file for your operating system. There is a download available for both Mac and Windows users.
To see the full 53rd Annual Juried Art Show, click here.