The USI Juried Student Art Exhibition is an annual presentation of selected student art works. The works are chosen by an expert in the field of art, selected by the art faculty for his or her expertise and understanding of undergraduate art works. The independent juror is brought in to assure objective selection of art works 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 shows at universities, museums and art associations. The juror provides written statement on his or her method of jurying and the work chosen to be in the exhibition. The juror also gives a public lecture and provides comments on the exhibition at that time.
Area companies and private individuals generously provide funds for awards presented at the Juried Student Art Exhibition. Awards are given in the form of Merit Awards, Purchase Awards, Scholarships and certificates for art supplies. Awards are given for the quality of student artwork and are awarded at the discretion of the juror. Merit awardees, scholarship recipients and certificate winners retain possession of their work. Scholarships are based on the overall merit of the student's work and are applicable to USI only.
Purchase awards become part of the USI Art Collection. Degree students (Level V) are only eligible for the Degreed Student Award.
The annual exhibition is staged in the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center.
Student entries are accepted for consideration to appear in the show each spring.
The USI Juried Art Exhibition is open to all students who are enrolled at USI for the current semester. The artwork entered must have been completed during the one-year period between the previous USI Art Exhibition and the current year's exhibit. All artwork submitted for jurying must be the student's original artwork.
Submissions for the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition are no longer being accepted.