The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University is proud of our students
and want to reward our outstanding student artists for their hard work and creativity.
The 50th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition is professionally juried from outside
Austin Peay State University, emulating the practice of real world art shows. The
exhibition showcases the best artwork produced by students during the past year and
gives students the opportunity to participate in a professional exhibition where a
qualified juror selects artwork and artistic merit awards.
Submissions will be accepted beginning February 26.
Deadline for submissions is March 2.
|(Submission link will be live Feb. 26)
Prospectus and Call for Entries
Eligibility: Works must have been produced between January 2017 and March 2018 and
not exhibited in previous juried student exhibitions at APSU. To submit work, entrants
must have been enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic years at Austin Peay State University.
All media are eligible for submission, but must be completed by date of entry; no
work may be changed or altered after entering. Once accepted, no work may be removed
during the show for any reason.
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
- Mon, Feb. 26 - Portal for submissions open
- Fri, Mar. 2 - Online Submissions due by 11:59 pm
- Mon, Mar. 12 - Students notified on or prior to this date
- Mon, Mar. 26 - Tues. Mar. 27 - All accepted work due in The New Gallery ready-to-hang
- Wed, Apr. 2 – Show opens
- Wed, Apr. 25 - Reception and awards, 5-7 pm
- Thurs., Apr. 26 – Show closes
- Fri., Apr 27 – all works must be picked up (see pick-up times at bottom of prospectus)
Yvette Cummings, Teaching Associate, Coastal Carolina University; The New Gallery Exhibiting Artist
Yvette L. Cummings received her Master’s of Fine Arts degree at the University of
Cincinnati’s School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. While still enrolled
at DAAP she was director of the 810 Gallery, interned at the Contemporary Art Center
of Cincinnati, and was the recipient of the Wolfstien Travel Fellowship to Spain.
Following her graduate work, Cummings became an instructor for the University of South
Carolina Department of Art. She was awarded the Stephen J. Dalton Teacher of the year
from USC University in 2011. Cummings is currently a Teaching Associate at Coastal
Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.
Her work has been exhibited in multiple group and solo exhibitions throughout the
south and midwest. Her work can be found in both public and private collections and
has been featured in the 701 Center for Contemporary Art 2015 South Carolina Biennial
in Columbia, SC as well as Contemporary South at Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.
Cummings was most recently the recipient of the 701 CCA Prize 2016 for South Carolina
artists under 40. Yvette L. Cummings currently resides in Conway, South Carolina where
she devotes her time to her studio work, teaching, and family.
Awards will be presented at the opening reception on April 25, 2018. The visiting
juror will designate the following awards from the selected artwork.
- Best in Show - $150
- The Framemaker Award - $100
- The Customs House Award - 1 yr. membership
- Plaza Art Supplies Foundations Award (2) - $50
- The Bruce Child's Printmaking Award - $50
- The T. Max Hochstetler Painting Award - $50
- The Olen Bryant Sculpture Award - $50
- Jim Diehr Ceramics Award - $50
- Charles Young Drawing Award - $50
- Becky Hall Photography Award - $50
- Betty Holte New Media Award - $50
- Philancy Holder Graphic Design Award - $50
General Guidelines for Entries
The filing of entry forms is an agreement to all terms and conditions in the prospectus.
Submissions: Submissions accepted via Submittable (see Department of Art + Design website for
details/link) in .jpeg, .pdf, .mp3 formats. Each artist may submit up to four (4)
pieces for consideration. All media encouraged: Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Illustration,
Intermedia, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Graphic Design,
Foundations (2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing I & II, Electronic Imaging), Video and
2D Entries: Works on paper (photography, prints, drawings) must be framed and behind plexiglass
- not glass. All 2D work (to be hung) must have wire securely attached to the back
of the piece. If works on paper are larger than 30"x40", they do not have to be matted or framed.
Collaborative Works and Group Projects: Every piece that bears the student's name counts as one of their total number of
entries (i.e., entering one collaborative piece means each student can submit no more
than 3 other pieces).
Video and Time-based Media: A video no longer than fifteen (15) minutes must be presented for juror's review.
Accepted time-based media should be submitted on NTSC-formatted DVDs that are compatible
with standard consumer Region 1 DVD players. Please ensure that your disc plays in
a standard DVD player or media player prior to submission. DVDs that do not play will
be not be included in the exhibition.
Jury Process and Notification of Juror's Decision:
The jurying process will be conducted with consideration for juror discretion and
the following constraint: amount of physical space. Excessively large work or works in sets will decrease the total number of accepted
works, thus they will be juried more stringently.
A list of accepted works will be posted outside the Department of Art + Design office
as soon as possible after the jurying process. Notifications will also be sent by
Professional presentation of artwork is critical for exhibition. The New Gallery reserves the right to refuse accepted work that is deemed unsafe,
or otherwise unsuitable for handling (i.e., poorly constructed, poorly framed or environmentally
Return of Work: An APSU ID is required for pick-up of artwork. Only the artist, or persons with
a signed authorization from the artist and the artist's APSU ID may claim work.
Pick-up of Work after Exhibit Closes: Artist must pick up their work from The New Gallery beginning Thursday, April 26
from 10am - 3pm. and Friday, April 27 from 10am - 3pm. Work not picked up by 3pm on April 27 will be turned over to the Department of Art
+ Design for disposal.
Liability and Insurance: Every precaution will be taken in handling and display of
artwork. Work will be insured while in The New Gallery under APSU's umbrella insurance
policy. Exhibition participants must refrain from touching their own or anyone else's
Photography: The Department of Art + Design reserves the right to photograph accepted artwork
for promotional purposes. To uphold the integrity of the exhibition and the experience
of the visitor, photographing artwork for portfolios during the exhibition is prohibited.
Photographs for portfolios must be taken before artwork is submitted.
Sale of Artwork: The New Gallery and the Department of Art + Design do not handle sales of artwork.
If your work is for sale, please let us know during the submission process. If a
visitor is interested in purchasing artwork, the Gallery will forward the patron's
contact information to the artist so any transaction will be between the artist and
patron. We will not reveal the contact information of the artist without expressed
written consent from the artist. Any sold artwork will not be removed until after
the exhibition has closed.