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Stellar Picks: A Community Choice Exhibition

VOTING DATES OPEN: NOW - March 1, 2024 
EXHIBITION: April 9 - June 28, 2024
RECEPTION: Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 5-7pm 

features Paws in an astronaut suit with the information about Stellar Picks

Artwork created by WCU Student Roy Torda.

This exhibition is for everyone who has a favorite piece of art in the WCU Fine Art Museum collection—or would like to discover one! The Museum recently launched a new web portal for searching the Museum’s permanent collection online. The portal includes images and information about hundreds of works of art from the Museum’s 2,100-piece collection, which has a focus on contemporary art of the Americas. The public is invited to browse the new online database and cast a vote for the object they would most like to see on view. Museum staff will tally these votes this spring and present the community’s top picks in April 2024. If you are craving to see a particular object on view, this is your chance. Visit the portal at arts.wcu.edu/collectionportal to select your favorite star of the collection! 

  1. Visit arts.wcu.edu/collectionportal or visit the link labled "FAM Collection Portal" on the right-hand column under the "Fine Art Museum Links".
  2. Search the collection by typing a key word into the Search box or by using the Browse feature to peruse different categories of the collection. From the list of results, select an entry to view that object’s record.
  3. From the Object Record, toggle the star in the upper right corner to add that object to your Favorites list.
  4. Go to the “My List” link at the top of the page to view your favorite selection and choose “Print PDF” on the left side. This will download a PDF report.
  5. Send the downloaded PDF to curatorial@wcu.edu to cast your vote for that object. In your email, please write a few sentences telling us why this artwork is your favorite or why it sparks your curiosity. The Museum team is excited to hear your responses! 

  1. Visit arts.wcu.edu/collectionportal or visit the link labled "FAM Collection Portal" on the at the bottom of your screen under the "Fine Art Museum Links".
  2. Search the collection by typing a key word into the Search box or by using the Browse feature to peruse different categories of the collection. From the list of results, select an entry to view that object’s record.
  3. From the Object Record, toggle the star in the upper right corner to add that object to your Favorites list.
  4. Go to the “My List” link at the top of the page to view your favorite selection and take a screenshot of your phone screen.
  5. Send the image to curatorial@wcu.edu to cast your vote for that object. In your email, please write a few sentences telling us why this artwork is your favorite or why it sparks your curiosity. The Museum team is excited to hear your responses! 

Reception Details
Reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 5-7 PM. Light refreshments and drinks will be served at BAC's Star Atrium.

Museum Hours
The WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Standard Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10AM-4PM, and Thursday, 10AM-7PM. If you have any questions, please call (828)227-ARTS.

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