55th 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.
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Prospectus and Call for Entries
Eligibility: Works must have been produced between January 2022 and March 2023 and
not exhibited in previous juried student exhibitions at APSU. To submit work, entrants
must have been enrolled during the 2022-2023 academic years at Austin Peay State University.
All media are eligible for submission, but must be completed by the date of entry;
no work may be changed or altered after entering.
Courtney Adair Johnson is an artist and curator based in Nashville, TN. She is the Gallery Director of the Department of Art and Design at Tennessee State University and Co-Builder of McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency (M-SPAR). Johnson is a self-proclaimed reuse artist whose passion is creating conversations on consumption and waste habits. With her public and academic work, she finds importance in information sharing and working on topics of social justice, history, and cultural and neighborhood preservation. Johnson has led reuse projects with Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Tennessee Craft, and Springboard for the Arts (Fergus Falls).
Awards will be presented at the Reception/Awards Night on April 27, 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:
*awards only available to those works that are marked ‘for sale’
General Guidelines for Entries
The filing of entry forms is an agreement to all terms and conditions in the prospectus.
Submissions are accepted via ArtCall.org (see Department of Art + Design website for details/link). 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 (Foundations I, II, III, Drawing I & II), Video
and Time-based art. Accepted submission formats: .jpeg, .pdf, .mp3, .mp4, .mov.
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).
Video and Time-based Media: Animation, performance, experimental can be submitted by .mp3, .mp4, or .mov files
(video no longer than three (3) minutes must be presented for juror's review). For
longer videos, please submit a video still (.jpeg) along with a URL link directing
the juror to the full video. For ‘dimensions’, please list the time duration of the
Jury Process and Notification of Juror's Decision:
The jurying process will be conducted with consideration for juror discretion and
the following constraint: the 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).
*ArtCall.org entry receipt: All accepted works brought to the gallery MUST be submitted with the ‘Submission Back Label’ accompanying each piece. Entry Receipts can be found in the User Dashboard at ArtCall.org.
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). Please contact Michael Dickins, Gallery Director, immediately upon notification of acceptance with any instructions.
Video and Time-based Media: Accepted time-based media should be submitted as a .mov/.mp4 (encoded with H.264/AVC, VC1, and MPEG1/2/4, up to 1920x1080, 30fps, 10mbps) file on a dedicated thumb drive.
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 28-29 between 10am-3pm. For special arrangements, please contact Michael Dickins, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 27 from 10am - 3pm. and Friday, April 28 from 10am - 3pm.