UWL art students vie for $2,000 in awards during online juried art exhibit

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'All the Blues (Good and Bad)' is a collage of handmade abaca and linen paper by Sarika Sugla, one of the jurors who will speak during the art exhibition next week.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A free online All-Student Juried Art Exhibition will spotlight UW-La Crosse students’ artwork from Monday, April 5, through Sept. 30.
The exhibit, in which students will vie for 13 awards totaling more than $2,000, also will feature online gallery talks by the two national artists jurying the show.
Sarika Sugla, a printmaker and papermaker from Brooklyn, N.Y., will make the first juror presentation, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the UWL website.
Sugla received a masters of fine arts in printmaking in 2014 and a masters of arts as an Iowa Arts Fellowship recipient in 2013 from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
She was an artist-in-residence at La Ceiba Gráfica in La Orduña, Mexico, in 2016 and has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. She is studio manager for Dieu Donné, a collaborative nonprofit hand papermaking studio in Brooklyn.

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Fidencio Fifield-Perez, a juror who will speak during the exhibition Thursday, created ‘Barn Quilt.’

The other juror presenter is Fidencio Fifield-Perez, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, who was raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. Fifield-Perez, who will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, on the website, received a masters of arts and masters of fine arts from the University of Iowa.
His work examines borders and edges and the people who traverse them. He manipulates paper surfaces and maps to refer to the crafts and customs used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead, which he learned as a child in Oaxaca.
During his career, Fifield-Perez has received the Galveston Artist Residency, The Studios at MASS MoCA, Ox-Bow Artist-in-Residence and The Eliza Moore Fellowship at Oak Spring Garden Foundation.