The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery and Cuesta College are pleased to present the 2024 Cuesta College Student Annual Art Exhibition. This juried annual exhibition celebrates and showcases Cuesta students ' talent and creativity by featuring ceramics, drawing, graphic design, digital art, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Artist and Cal-Poly Assistant Professor Makia Sharp will serve as the juror for the 2024 Student Annual.

The 2024 Cuesta College Student Annual Art Exhibition will open on Thursday April 18, 2024 with reception from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. and an awards presentation at 5:15pm. Artwork awards are made possible in part by the Helen Novy Art Fund. The exhibition will run April 18 - May 17, 2024.  

About the Juror

Makia Sharp

Makia Sharp is an interdisciplinary artist living and practicing between San Luis Obispo and the Bay Area. She received her MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design 2017. Makia has shown her work in solo and group shows across the country and internationally. Recent shows include San Francisco and Salt Lake City at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2017 Makia was nominated for and awarded the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at California College of the Arts. She currently teaches in the Photo/Video area at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 

Also Featuring Cuesta College Student Art: Too Cool for School

Art Central in San Luis Obispo is excited to present "Too Cool for School," an exhibition showcasing Cuesta College students' remarkable artwork. The show is set to open on May 3 during the Art After Dark event from 5 PM to 7 PM. It celebrates the passion and creativity found within our local student community. From captivating paintings to thought-provoking sculptures, each piece on display tells a unique story and showcases the remarkable talent nurtured at Cuesta College.

Too Cool for School

May 3 - May 18, 2024

Opening May 3, 2024, 5-7 pm

Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

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