The annual juried student art show at Hope College will open with a reception on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. and continue through Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The competitive exhibition, open to all students at Hope, is an annual fixture in the De Pree gallery.  Each year, the department of art and art history invites a recognized artist or curator to judge the student work.

This year's juror is Mark Holmes, a 1983 Hope graduate who is an associate professor of art at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., where his teaching interests include sculpture, ceramics and art history. Some of his recent achievements include solo exhibits at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., in 2007 and the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, Ill., in 2007. Holmes, who holds an MFA from Yale University, was also featured as a visiting artist at Trinity Christian College in 2005.

Holmes will give a juror's talk in the gallery on Friday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

The De Pree Art Center is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. The regular gallery hours are Mondays through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Gallery hours may be reduced during breaks and holidays. The gallery is handicapped accessible.