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Annual Student Art Show

2016 University of Southern Indiana Juried
Student Art Exhibition Information and Regulations

The University of Southern Indiana Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is a presentation of selected student artworks from the past year, held at the McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries. The works are chosen by an expert in the field of art, invited by Art faculty for his/her expertise and understanding of undergraduate art works. This independent juror is brought in to assure an objective selection of artworks and awards, and to provide an educational experience for students in preparation for professional careers in art. Juried exhibitions are standard procedure in group art exhibitions at universities, museums, and art associations. 

This year’s Juror is Jim Bryant, Professor of Graphic Design at Murray State University. The juror will select the artworks assign merit awards and scholarships, give a public lecture, and will include comments on the exhibit at that time.


Eligibility for Entry

The University of Southern Indiana Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is open to: 

  • All current students who are art majors or who are enrolled in or completed an art course during the 2015-2016 academic year. 
  • December 2015 art graduates and graduates with an art degree currently enrolled in an art course may enter the exhibition but will only be eligible for the postgraduate award. 
  • Artworks entered must have been completed during the one-year period between the previous exhibition (April 2015) and this year’s exhibit. 
  • All artwork submitted for jurying must be the student’s original artwork. Copies of other artists’ work are not acceptable. Consult a faculty member if in doubt.


Entry Regulations

  • Each student may enter up to 4 works in any combination of media.  A faculty member must approve a series before it is accepted for entry.  
  • 2-dimensional works on paper must be mounted or matted in a neutral-colored mat, or framed, for the jurying. If the work is fragile it must be protected with acetate, or framed. 
  • No wet work will be accepted for jurying. 
  • If the artwork is accepted, the matted or mounted piece must be framed under glass or Plexiglas in a simple neutral-colored frame, with a neutral-colored mat, to be hung in the exhibition.
  • All 2-dimensional works must be wired with picture wire for hanging. 
  • Painting on canvas or panels should be lattice framed.  There will be a framing workshop held in the woodshop before the framed work is due for the exhibition. 
  • If financial constraints do not allow you to frame your work as required, please talk with an art faculty member. 
  • 3-dimensional works must allow handling without special equipment. Pieces requiring special assembly or having gross weight over 150 lbs must be cleared with the art faculty before being juried.  (WALL ASSEMBLING MUST BE NOTED; PIECES WITH MULTIPLE PARTS MUST INCLUDE AN IMAGE OF THE ASSEMBLED WORK.)
  • All works must be ready to install or hang on Monday, March 28. There will be no exceptions.
  • The art faculty retains the right to remove any work deemed not original or that does not meet the specifications above.  

Sale or Insurance

The University of Southern Indiana insures all accepted artworks for the duration of the exhibition.  If the artwork is for sale, please put an amount appropriate for a student work; if the artwork is not for sale (NFS), please indicate an amount appropriate for a student work. There is a limit of $1000 for sale price and/or insurance value; they must be the same. 


Awards

Area companies and private individuals generously provide funds for awards presented at the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Awards are given in the form of Art Scholarships, Merit Awards, Purchase Awards, and certificates for art supplies.  Awards are given for the quality of student artwork and are awarded at the discretion of the juror. Merit award, scholarship, and gift certificate winners retain possession of their work. Art Scholarships are based on the overall merit of the student’s work and are applicable to the University of Southern Indiana only. Purchase awards become part of the University Art Collection. Art graduates will only be eligible for the Postgraduate Award.  


Abandoned Work

It is the policy of the McCutchan Art Center/ Pace Galleries, in accordance with insurance guidelines and for the protection of your artwork, that artwork left 30 days after the close of an exhibition to be considered abandoned property. 

The McCutchan Art Center/ Pace Galleries has established specific pick-up dates for this exhibition as stated on the entry form. If you are unable to pick up your artwork between Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 from 10:00 am – 4pm, you must schedule an appointment with the gallery. 

Artwork that is not picked up or does not have an alternative appointment scheduled by midnight on Friday June 3, 2016 will be considered abandoned. Abandoned work will be assessed and disposed up accordingly. The Gallery will retain the right to use, destroy, or gift any abandoned artwork as it deems appropriate.


Entry Form

*Upload of digital files DOES NOT complete entry into show. Actual artwork MUST be delivered, with entry form attached, to the MAC/PACE Gallery Mar 17  from 10 AM - 6 PM OR Mar 18 from 10 AM - 4 PM for entry into the show .


Schedule for Entries: McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries (MAC/Pace)

Thursday, March 17
Entries received in the MAC/Pace.............................10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday, March 18
Entries received in the MAC/Pace.............................10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, March 21
Jurying of exhibit............................................................9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discovery of accepted works in the MAC/Pace
Work pick-up for framing
Pick-up of non-accepted works at MAC/Pace...................4:30 – 6:00 pm
Jim Bryant juror’s lecture, Kleymeyer Hall,
Liberal Arts Center.................................................... 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 22
Work pick-up for framing
Pick-up of non-accepted works at MAC/Pace..........10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23
Work pick up for framing............................................10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Framing and matting workshops, Part 1....................4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 24
Framing and matting workshops, Part 2..................9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, March 28
All framed work due at MAC/Pace.........................10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Schedule for Exhibition

Sunday, April 3
Artists’ Reception, MAC/Pace..............................................2:00 - 4:00 pm
Awards Ceremony..........................................................................3:00 pm

April 3 -May 1: Exhibition Open
Monday – Friday.........................................................10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday...........................................................................1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday, May 2
Pick-up work at MAC/Pace........................................10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 3
Pick-up work at MAC/Pace........................................10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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