2010 New Acquisitions
Exhibition was on view from July 6th - August 6th, 2010
2010 New Acquisitions was comprised of work created by six ASU students and then recent alumni: Lindsey Elsey, Lauren Goding, Jaime Johnson, Kelsey Melville, Gwyn Pevonka, and R. Martin Stamat. The Plemmons Student Union is proud to be supporting and representing these six up-and-coming artists in correspondence with the arts at ASU. After the exhibition, their work was put on permanent display in various areas throughout the student union building alongside other works making up the PSU Appalachian Artists Collection.
The Appalachian Artists Collection (AAC) is the largest and oldest of the three art collections housed in ASUs Plemmons Student Union. The AAC was the vision of Dave Robertson, director of Student Programs at PSU, who knew that great student unions need great art representing the talent of students and faculty at the university. In 1987, Robertson set aside funds provided for the Student Union to purchase a single work of art. With these funds, PSU gained the ability to commission artist Tamra Nesbitt to produce Bedouin Weaving, the first piece purchased for the AAC. Today, the PSU arts program is funded completely by Student Union commissions from the ASU semi-annual poster sale. Beginning in 1988 and every year since, the PSU Art Committee has selected purchase awards at ASUs annual Art Expo student art competition to keep the collection growing.