Delta State University’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Delta State University’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition highlights the artistic production of its students. The exhibition provides students with an opportunity to gain professional experiences by preparing work for an exhibition and submitting it to a jury process. Students submitting work are also eligible to win prizes in a variety of categories. Last year over $4000 in prize money was awarded. Submissions in all media – 2-D and 3-D, video, installations, and more – following the exhibition guidelines will be considered.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition will run from March 10 to April 21, 2022.
Submissions are due on Thursday, February 24, 2022, by 5:00 pm.
Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Juror:

This year’s juror is Justin Bryant. Bryant is a painter and teaches at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech. He received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2018. He was a 2019 Interchange Artist Fellow for the Mid America Arts Alliance and was awarded a summer residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has had solo exhibition at the Thea Art Foundation, Little Rock, AR, Arkansas State University, Beebe, AR, and Michigan State University, Lansing, MI and participated in numerous group exhibitions. His work was included in the 2019 New American Painting South Issue.

Exhibition Guidelines

Eligibility

  • All Delta State University students who are currently enrolled in art classes or have been enrolled in art classes between spring 2021 and spring 2022.
  • Work must have been produced between spring 2021 and spring 2022.
  • Works previously submitted to the Annual Juried Student Exhibition and work produced at another school are not eligible.
  • Work must remain on view in the Wright Art Center Gallery for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Work

Artwork in all media –2-D and 3-D, video, installations, and more – are eligible. The entrant is responsible for delivery and pick-up of the work (see below for dates).

All accepted entries must be properly labeled with the artist’s name, the work’s title and date, price or NFS (not for sale) and installation instructions, if applicable. All accepted entries must be ready to be hung or installed:

  • 2-D works on paper must be matted so that they can be pinned to the wall or
  • mounted under glass with all appropriate hardware to hang,
  • paintings must have all appropriate hardware to hang.
  • 3-D works must be able to stand on their own or be mounted on a stand.
  • Artists submitting digital or video work should contact well in advance our Digital Media faculty who will collect entries on one USB drive.  Students submitting digital or video work must bring their videos in MP4 format on a USB stick, students submitting a video installation must provide all necessary equipment to display the work and be present for the installation.
  • Work that is not ready to be hung or installed will be disqualified.
  • Maximum size: 72” in any direction, 150 lb.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your personal details and the label information for your entries here by February 24, 2022, 5:00 pm.
  • Then, bring your work to the gallery between Monday, February 21 and February 24, 2022, 5:00 pm. Wall labels spelling out the various entry categories (painting, printmaking, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, etc.) will indicate where to leave your work.
  • Make sure to write your name, the title, and the year on the back of your work before you bring it to the gallery. (Do not attach the emailed confirmation)
  • Entrants will be notified via email of their acceptance by February 27, 2022.
  • Images of any accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of Wright Art Center Gallery for promotional purposes including but not limited to invitations, publicity, Delta State University Art Department web site, and Facebook page, or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Images will include attributions.

Special Instructions for Submitting Digital Work

  • The faculty teaching digital art will collect the work you submit to the Annual Juried Student Exhibition and may ask you to submit your work earlier than the official submission deadline.
  • Save your work as jpeg, pdf, or mp4 files.
  • Label the files you submit with your name, title, category, i.e., JaneDoe.Untitled.dgprint or JaneDoe.Ad.graphicdesign
  • Students who submitted digital copies of prints or photographs and whose work was accepted into the exhibition will have to print and mat their work and bring it to the gallery by Wednesday, March 3, 2022, by 5:00 pm. Work that is not in the gallery by then will be disqualified from inclusion in the exhibition and from receiving any awards.

Timeline

  • Submission deadline is Thursday, February 24, 2022, by 5:00 pm.
  • Entrants will be notified via email of their acceptance February 27, 2022.
  • All work not accepted into the exhibition has to be picked up between Monday, February 28 and Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:00 pm.
  • The opening reception and announcement of prizes will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, starting at 5:00 pm. 
  • All exhibited works have to be picked up between Friday, April 22 and Monday, April 25, by 5:00 pm. Work that is left at the Wright Art Center Gallery for more than one week will be discarded or become the property of Delta State University.
  • If you are mailing your work, include a UPS or FedEx return shipping label.

Promotion: This exhibition will be promoted through mail-outs, announcements on our web site and Facebook page, through area art organizations, and area media. A selection of works will be included in a press release sent to local papers and posted online.

Sales: Although works exhibited in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition do not have to be for sale, sales are encouraged as some of the prizes are purchase prizes. Purchase prizes usually are $500 or less.

Helpful Tips: For Entering Art Shows, Juried Exhibitions & Competitions for Artists can be found at http://www.artshow.com/juriedshows/entering.html.

For questions about submissions contact mmerryday@deltastate.edu.

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