Skip to main content

2019 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition

Rubin and L Galleries
Friday, May 10 – Friday, August 9, 2019
Opening Reception
Friday, May 10, 5 - 7:30 PM


The Rubin Center is proud to present the 2019 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2018 – 2019 academic year. All media taught in the department is represented, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.   At the end of each academic year the Rubin Center invites nationally and internationally recognized professionals in the fields of graphic design and fine arts to come to campus and jury recent work completed by UTEP students in the Department of Art.  It is a highly competitive process and the juror’s selection is then exhibited in the Rubin and L Galleries throughout the summer, becoming the basis for our summer education and outreach. 

This year we are happy to welcome Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding, Professors Emeritus of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University as our Graphic Design Jurors, and Mackenzie Stevens, newly appointed director of the Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin as our Fine Arts Juror.  You can read more about our jurors below. 


Graphic Design Jurors
Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding, Professors Emeritus, Tyler School of Art of Temple University
Lecture: Thursday, April 11th at noon
Rubin Center Auditorium

Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding (Scorsone/Drueding) have been designing posters together since 1986. Joe Scorsone has a BFA from The University of Buffalo and a MFA from The University of Illinois, both in Graphic Design. Alice Drueding has a BA in Art History from Brown University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Both are faculty members in the Graphic & Interactive Design program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Their posters have appeared in many national and international publications and exhibitions including Graphis, Print, How, “The Design of Dissent” by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, “Green Patriot Posters” edited by Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel, the International Poster Bienniale in Warsaw, Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, The International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012; Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010; Got the Message? 50 Years of Political Posters; Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest; The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005. Their work has received numerous awards, and is in permanent collections around the world. 

Scorsone and Dreuding currently have an exhibition of their social and political posters in the Rubin Center Project Space through April 12, 2019.



Fine Arts Juror
MacKenzie Stevens, Director Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin
Lecture: Thursday, April 25th at noon
Rubin Center Auditorium

MacKenzie Stevens is the Director of the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Situated in the Department of Art and Art History, the VAC provides pivotal exhibition and research space, and serves as a creative hub in the university’s active arts community. Within its five gallery spaces, the VAC exhibits new work commissioned from established national and international artists, as well as the work of talented students just entering into their professional artistic careers.

Stevens joined the VAC in 2018 from the Hammer Museum at the University of California in Los Angeles where she was part of the curatorial team for four years.  In her role at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Stevens organized exhibitions, performances and public programs. She contributed to a number of exhibitions with artists such as Petrit Halilaj, Molly Lowe, Judith Hopf, Kevin Beasley, Marwa Arsanios, Avery Singer, Joseph Holtzman, Maria Hassabi, and Pedro Reyes, as well as the first North American retrospective of Jimmie Durham, which toured from the Hammer to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada. She was part of the curatorial team for Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only and Made in L.A. 2018 – the Hammer’s biannual museum-wide exhibition that celebrates the work of artists living and working in the greater Los Angeles area. Prior to her tenure at the Hammer, Stevens held editorial, research, and archival positions in Los Angeles and New York City at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, and Pace Gallery. Stevens received her BA in art history from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.