Published On: Wed, Apr 29th, 2020

FAU Galleries Presents a Virtual Exhibition

Boca Raton, FL – The University Galleries and the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at Florida Atlantic University present the “2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition” through the mode of a virtual exhibition at  Due to the unfortunate circumstances and unprecedented events around COVID-19, a physical exhibition and related award events on campus will be determined at a later date in collaboration with FAU’s leadership.

With the goal of making art available to everyone on campus, the Juried Student Exhibition is held annually and is open to all FAU students to participate.  Students may submit up to three works each in a variety of media including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, sound, video, graphic design, architecture and multimedia installation.

Sibel Kocabasi, South Florida artist and FAU alumni whose work was recently featured in the “Hand and I: Mending the World One Stitch at a Time”exhibition has juried this year`s exhibition. Kocabasi is a multidisciplinary visual artist, who works in painting, staged photography, and installations. She was selected to talk and present a workshop, “Weaving, Textiles and Painting” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida on March 16, 2019 and has  juried many other visual art competitions. Kocabasi has ten years of teaching experience in visual arts. She taught art at FAU, Palm Beach State College, Armory Art Center, Light House Art Center, and the Very Special Arts. Her artwork is in numerous private collections and exhibitions in various national and international venues such as the Beth DeWoody Collection and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, 10th International Cairo Biennial, Tomio Koyama in Japan, International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas, and Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, Turkey.

This exhibition is produced and organized by FAU students for FAU students with the ultimate goal of providing both an opportunity for them to showcase their work in a professional environment, as well as develop valuable skills as both working artists and exhibition administrators. The exhibition is made possible in part by the FAU Student Government, the University Galleries, the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, the Painter’s Forum and the Art History Society. The University Galleries will remain closed until further notice. For more information, please visit the University Galleries website, at

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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