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Pre[serve] Art Exhibition

The Pre[serve] Art Exhibition is a student and alumni juried exhibition featuring works inspired by Sawmill Slough Preserve, a 382-acre nature preserve located on the UNF campus. The Sawmill Slough Preserve has been a focal point of campus life since the university's founding, and students have played an integral role in its preservation. This art show continues that tradition encouraging artists to venture into the Sawmill Slough Preserve to find inspiration. The works are displayed in an on-campus exhibition as a way to highlight the importance of conservation. In addition to the exhibition, there are a series of workshops that are meant to educate students about artistic techniques and the native flora and fauna found in the Sawmill Slough Preserve.


Pre[serve] is an academic collaboration between the Environmental Center, Department of Art and Design, Gallery of Art and Lufrano Intercultural Gallery. Support for this program was provided by the Cummer Family Foundation.

2020 Call to Artists

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Pre[serve] Art Exhibition! The call to artists is open to all current students and alumni. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 


Pre[serve] Submission Details

Opening Reception

An opening reception for the 2019 Pre[serve] Art Exhibition will be hosted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. in the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery located on the third floor of the Student Union East Building. Student and alumni awards will be announced at the reception. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.  

Pre[serve] Planning Committee

Name Title Department
Alex Diaz Associate Professor, Photography Department of Art and Design
Jim Draper Curator of Galleries Department of Art and Design
Sheila Goloborotko Assistant Professor, Printmaking Department of Art and Design
Jason John Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing Department of Art and Design
Kally Malcom Assistant Professor, Photography Department of Art and Design
James W. Taylor Coordinator Environmental Center

Works from Pre[serve]

Clay Pot with text View submissions from the 2018 exhibition Map background with text View the map from the 2018 exhibition
Grasshopper art and text View submissions from the 2016 exhibition Map with text overlay View the map from the 2016 exhibition