The Senior Exhibition is held each spring in the Davis Curricular Gallery at the Colby College Museum of Art.
Participants have studied four or more semesters in a given medium and have had their work selected for inclusion by a jury of Studio Art faculty. The opening reception is one of the highlights of the academic year and includes the distribution of several juried awards for achievement in studio arts. Two studio art prizes are awarded at the opening of the Senior Exhibition.
In 2017 the Art Department started the tradition of publishing the first Senior Exhibition catalog. This color publication results from a collaboration between Studio Art capstone students under the direction of their professor and students enrolled in Professor Daniel Harkett’s Writing Art Criticism course. It includes artist statements as well as critical essays on each body of work in the exhibition.