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May 21, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Four Johnson County Community College students have been selected by the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri, for its National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.

  • Ian McFarlin – Filth – sculpture
  • Marie Dougherty Gough – Gold – silver gelatin print
  • Melissa Wolf – Caci Puntiaguda – bronze with embedded metal on stone
  • Gaylin Nicholson – INHALE/EXHALE – bronze, plaster, wallpaper and wood
  • Gaylin Nicholson – There is Beauty in Her Sacrifice – walnut and nails

This year saw a record-setting number of entries and the widest range of participants since the exhibition launched five years ago. From an initial pool of 249 entries, a panel of three judges from the St. Joseph arts community selected only 56 artworks from 38 artists for the exhibition.

Selected artists hail from six states and represent 15 colleges and universities. The artworks include paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and even fiber art.

“Students have been cut off from so many things this year—activities, ceremonies, rituals and social occasions. For art students and artists, it is natural to turn inward during this time of isolation and focus on process and perfecting technique. What is shown in these works this year was not only a mastery of technique, but also of experimentation: throwing caution to the wind,” said Jill Carlson, Marketing & Communications Manager at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

Works will be on view at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art until Sunday, June 6, 2021. More information can be found at or by calling 816-233-7003.