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Visit the FSU Museum of Fine Arts Exhibitions

Published May 18, 2018

The Department of Art Education cordially invites you to visit the Waging Peace! Exhibition as well as the 30th Annual Tri State Water Media Competition, both hosted by the FSU Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA).

Being the sixth exhibition undertaken with educators in the community and teachers in the Leon County School System as co-curators, the Waging Peace! Exhibition, with its title including the  transitive verb “waging,” highlights the notion that to work for peace is an active enterprise.

Peace must be waged. It does not mean merely the absence of violence or war. Rather, peace entails the constant challenge or struggle to construct ethical balance among individuals and groups in society. It means preserving and promoting the natural ecology of the earth with the aim of a fair sharing of its sustained resources.

The exhibition features the artwork of 25 current and retired K-12 educators in Leon and surrounding counties including Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla, the artists’ statements as well as statements of pedagogy included with their artworks. It also supports special educational programming for the K-12. The curatorial team created an educational guide to compliment the artworks selected for the MoFA exhibition.  For the past several months, these lessons plans were implemented across the community and many of the artworks created by K-12 grade students will be exhibited at MoFA and in extension exhibits at several other venues as well.

The Waging Peace! Exhibition will be open to the public at the FSU MoFA from May 14th to July 7th, 2018.

Image Credit: Don Taylor, “Arches of Augsburg”

Sponsored by the Tallahassee Watercolor Society (TAWS), the 30th Annual Tri State Water Media Competition is an annual juried water media competition and exhibition of selected professional watercolor fine artists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

Participating artists entered up to three original water based media paintings executed in an aqueous manner on paper or paper mounted board, clay board or Yupo, all unvarnished. Other requirements were presented for the submission of artwork for the competition and exhibition. The juror, nationally recognized Watercolor Artist Jaimie Cordero, selected works for the show, and awards valuing more than than $5000 were provided.

The 30th Annual Tri State Water Media Competition Exhibition will be open to the public at the FSU MoFA from May 18th to June 17th, 2018. The Opening Reception for the exhibition will be on May 18th, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the FSU MoFA.

FSU MoFA Hours:

Monday-Friday — 9:00 – 4:00pm.

Saturday — 1:00-4:00pm.

Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day — Closed.

Please check the website for any changes in hours.