ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts’ 2019 Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display in the NSU Student Center Gallery Feb. 22-March 14.

This year’s exhibition features 24 pieces of art from 14 different NSU student artists.

A reception with awards for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the NSU Student Center Gallery. Guest juror, Ian Mabry, will be present to announce the awards of the exhibition. This reception is free and open to the public.

Ian Mabry received his BFA in ceramics in 2009 from Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft. He earned his MFA in ceramics from the University of North Dakota in 2015, where he remained as an artist in residence and part-time instructor until 2018.

Currently, Mabry is an assistant professor of art at Dickinson State University and director of DSU’s art gallery. His ceramic work has ranged from textural, atmospheric-fired figures to sleek, non-objective sculpture. His latest work explores different embellishment techniques on the surface of his abstract forms.

For more information about the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, please contact Dr. Greg Blair, NSU associate professor of art/Northern Galleries director, at

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.