Annual Juried Student Exhibition info

The submission and jurying process for the 2021 Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be entirely online, so digital work doesn’t need to be printed until it has been accepted. There will also be an online companion exhibit so that work by students attending classes remotely can still be exhibited. The Qualtrics form used for submitting work will ask whether the work is to be displayed virtually or physically. Screen-based work can be shown in the gallery on a desktop Mac or flat screen. Students not on campus who want to participate in the physical show may, but it will be their responsibility to get the work to the gallery by the end of the drop-off period. Anything not dropped off by March 24 will be shown in the virtual exhibit but excluded from the physical show.

Below is a list of important dates:

Exhibition Dates: March 30 – April 20
Submission Forms Available: March 1
Submission Deadline: March 15
Jurying: March 16 – 18
Announcement of Selections (not awards): March 19
Work Drop Off Period: March 19-24
Installation of exhibition: March 25 – 29
Virtual Reception/Announcement of Awards: March 30, 5:00PM, Zoom
Awards: 1st Place ($300), 2nd Place ($200), 3rd Place ($100) in both Fine Art and Graphic Design
Juror Lectures:
Susanne Slavick (Fine Art): Thursday, February 25, 7:00PM, Zoom
Becky Slogeris (Graphic Design): Tuesday, March 2, 7:00PM, Zoom

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who is eligible to participate?
Art majors and students currently enrolled in ART classes
2. Can I submit something I made two years ago at another school? No. All submissions need to have been made within the last year and not exhibited in the 2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
3. How many pieces may I submit?
8 total. A maximum of four in each category (graphic design and fine art.)
4. Which category should I submit my piece under? Sometimes this is easy to answer and other times more difficult. That which is obviously graphic design (logo design, packaging design, letterform design, etc) should not be submitted under fine art and that which is obviously fine art (figure drawing, landscape painting, sculpture, etc) should not be submitted under graphic design, but often work occupies a space between and you just have to decide which seems right. Usually printmaking belongs to fine art but sometimes it belongs to graphic design based on its intent and aesthetic. If you’ve already maxed out your four submissions in one category then submit the piece in question under the other category.
5. Does the work have to be framed? No, but you should want your work to look its best and sometimes that means it really ought to be framed. Still, better to not frame at all than to frame cheaply so don’t ugly up your work by cramming it into a cheap, plastic poster frame. Unframed works on paper can be hung using magnets, command strips, or even pushpins. If your work is meant to be displayed a specific way, please attach a note to it.

Do you have a question that didn’t get answered? Email it to mclayrob@ycp.edu.

Also …

The current exhibitions in the gallery, Purvis Young: Angels & Martyrs and A Call to Question: Selections from the Joe DelMarcelle Memorial Collection will remain up until March 20. Come check them out!

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