The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Edwin W. Zoller Gallery Hosts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and Public Reception

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) announces its annual Undergraduate Juried exhibition, juried by visiting artist and Penn State alum Tim Roda. The exhibition opens at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on November 4, and will be on display through November 15. Please visit the opening reception in the gallery on Monday, November 4 at 5:00 PM, and enjoy light food and refreshments. Visit for a complete listing of Zoller Gallery events.

One of the highlights of each fall semester, this exhibition provides SoVA’s undergraduate students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and compete for a Kara D. Berggren Scholarship Award, as well as several merit awards. Winners will be announced during the opening reception on November 5. Please join SoVA in celebrating these extraordinary students.

Through the support of the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, each year SoVA invites nationally and internationally recognized artists and curators to serve as jurors for this special exhibition. This year, visiting artist and curator Tim Roda will serve in this role. Roda’s work travels between installation, photography, and performance. His work is in public collections including the Bard College Museum, the Hessel Foundation, the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. His work is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Gasser Grunert in New York, and Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York. He is the recipient of a 2008 Fulbright grant to study photography in Italy, among other honors. Roda earned a B.F.A. in Ceramics at Penn State and an M.F.A. in Ceramics at the University of Washington. His work appears in the exhibition Uncanny Congruencies at the Palmer Museum of Art, September–December 2013.

The Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during Fall and Spring semesters. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971 and is located in the Visual Arts Building off Curtin Road adjoining the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. Public programming at Zoller includes artist lectures, visual art performances, artist residencies and interdisciplinary events. This facility was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher.

For more information please contact:

Laura Elizabeth Sapelly,, Zoller Gallery Manager

Tammy Hosterman SoVA Communications