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Spring Juried Student Exhibition 2022

April 22 - June 17, 2022

The Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery presents the 2022 Spring Juried Student Exhibition. The exhibition provides Yavapai College students with the opportunity to experience the submission and jury process and to present their artwork in a professional Fine Art Gallery, while receiving recognition for their accomplishments from professionals in the field.


Please enter the professional category if you are a practicing artist with 5+ years of professional experience. Professional experience includes: • Showing and selling your work in galleries • Teaching  art. • Participating in studio tours. • Participating in national or regional juried shows. • Receiving national or regional awards. • Having your art in a permanent public collection. The emerging artist category is for beginning artists with 5 years or less of experience.

Original artwork created in the Art Department by YC Art students that were previously enrolled or are currently enrolled in credit and non-credit classes, during the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022, may submit up to two entries for consideration. Artwork previously submitted but not exhibited may be resubmitted.


The Cowen Prize of $500.00 will be awarded to one of the outstanding selected artworks in the Spring Juried Student Exhibition. All awards will be announced at the Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery Opening Reception on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Spring Juried Student Exhibition

April 22 - June 17, 2022

Exhibit Dates:
April 22 - June 17, 2022

Awards will be presented:
April 22, 2022, 6 pm in the Gallery

Juror Matagi Sorensen

Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache) is contemporary artist who creates hand fabricated and lost wax-cast jewelry. His designs are sleek and modern and draw from traditional motifs rooted in his heritage.


Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with BFA in 2011 Matagi has exhibited throughout the country at various shows including the Southwest Indian Arts Fair, SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Eitlejorg Indian Market and Festival, Autry American Indian Art Market, and the Native American Art Market at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.


He is currently pursuing an MFA at Arizona State University where he is furthering his knowledge and skills in metalsmithing and design, as well as experimenting with natural and culturally traditional materials.

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