53rd Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition
This competitive juried show honors the Department of Art + Design's outstanding student
artists for their hard work and creativity. The show is professionally juried from
outside Austin Peay State University, emulating the practice of real-world art shows.
The exhibition showcases the array of artwork produced by students during the past
academic year and gives students the opportunity to participate in a professional
exhibition where a qualified juror selects artwork and artistic merit awards.
Prospectus and Call for Entries (download prosectus .pdf)
Eligibility: To submit work, entrants must have been enrolled during the 2020-2021
academic years at Austin Peay State University. Works must have been produced between
January 2020 and March 2021 and not exhibited in previous juried student exhibitions
at APSU. All media are eligible for submission, but must be completed by the date
of entry; no work may be changed or altered after entering.
Dr. Claire Kovacs, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Dr. Claire L. Kovacs has curated exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum, Coe College, Krasl Art Center, DePaul University and the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. Her strategies for curatorial work and programming emphasize the ways that academic museums explore contemporary issues, foster interdisciplinary inquiry, create space for a multiplicity of voices and perspectives, and function as a site of dynamic community engagement. She underscores intersectional equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion in her curatorial work. Her research practice grapples with ways that it can support 'The Common Good' (to borrow a phrase from the NEH), using curatorial practice and writing as a mechanism by which to amplify under-told stories.
Kovacs participated in the 2018 Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen program, as well as the NEH/Newberry Library Summer Institute on Art and Public Culture in Chicago. She co-hosted The Gallery Gap, a WVIK (NPR affiliate) podcast that examines in/equity in museum exhibitions, programs and collections.
Her current research focuses on the work of the SisterSerpents, a feminist collective active in Chicago (and beyond) between 1989-1998, and two projects on the Young Lords in Chicago: an exhibition of the visual culture and ephemera of the organization in Chicago and a project that looks at a project where the Young Lords and other community groups teamed up to propose new low-income housing in the rapidly changing cityscape of Lincoln Park, Chicago, in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Awards will be presented at the Virtual Reception/Awards Night on April 28, 2021. The visiting juror will designate the following awards from the selected artwork.
The Art+Design Faculty will designate the following awards from the selected artwork, and are only available to those works marked ‘for sale’.
General Guidelines for Entries
The filing of entry forms is an agreement to all terms and conditions in the prospectus.
3D Entries: Ceramic works, sculptures, installations can be submitted via .jpeg (min. 540px/max
1920px longest size) along with accompanying detail or alternative view (2nd side view).
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.
Professional presentation of artwork is critical for an 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 hazardous).
2D Entries: Accepted works on paper (photography, drawings, prints, graphic design) must be framed and behind plexiglass - not glass - and have wire securely attached to the back of the piece. Paintings can be displayed without frame, but proper wiring is required.
3D Entries: Accepted 3D works will be displayed on pedestals or per instructions (to the best of our ability).
Video and Time-based Media: Accepted time-based media should be submitted as an .mov/.mp4 (encoded with H.264/AVC, VC1, and MPEG1/2/4, up to 1920x1080, 30fps, 10mbps) file on a dedicated thumb drive.
ArtCall.org entry receipt: All accepted works brought to the gallery MUST be submitted with the ‘Submission Back Label’ attached/with each piece. Receipts can be found in the User Dashboard at ArtCall.org.
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 artwork.
Drop off of accepted artwork:
Artwork must be delivered to The New Gallery March 29-31 between 10am-3pm. To mitigate the spread of Covid-19, The New Gallery will make every attempt to make the drop-off of artwork as easy as possible and without contact. If you do not wish to drop-off your work inside the building, arrangements can be made to meet you outside of the building. For special arrangements, please contact Michael Dickins, email@example.com. No work may be removed during the exhibition for any reason.
Pick-up of Work after Exhibit Closes:
An ArtCall.org ‘Claim Ticket’ is required for pick-up of artwork. ‘Claim Tickets’ can be found in the User Dashboard at ArtCall.org. Artist must pick up their work from The New Gallery beginning Thursday, April 29 from 10am - 3pm. and Friday, April 30 from 10am - 3pm.