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 51st 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 25.
Deadline for submissions is March 1.
|(Submission link will be live Feb. 25)
Prospectus and Call for Entries
Eligibility: Works must have been produced between January 2018 and March 2019 and
not exhibited in previous juried student exhibitions at APSU. To submit work, entrants
must have been enrolled during the 2018-2019 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. 25 - Portal for submissions open
- Fri, Mar. 1 - Online Submissions due by 11:59 pm
- Mon, Mar. 11 - Students notified on or prior to this date
- Tues, Mar. 26 - Wed., Mar. 27 - All accepted work due in The New Gallery ready-to-hang
- Mon., Apr. 1 – Show opens
- Wed, Apr. 24 - Reception and awards, 5-7 pm
- Thurs., Apr. 25 – Show closes
- Fri., Apr 26 – all works must be picked up (see pick-up times at bottom of prospectus)
Tad Carpenter, co-founder of Carpenter Collective; 2018-19 CECA Visiting Artist.
Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and teacher based in Kansas City,
Missouri. Tad grew up the son of two artists smack dab in the Midwest. His father
was an illustrator and a creative director for Hallmark Cards for over 40 years and
his mother is a talented fiber artist. Tad has illustrated over twenty children’s
books on the market today as well as designing over 200 gig posters for musicians,
bands and tours. Tad is passionate about personal projects such as his weekly SUNday Suns and Made in the Middle. Since 2009, Tad has also been teaching Graphic Design at his alma mater, The University
of Kansas and was named a Graphic Designer to watch by GDUSA in 2017.
Awards will be presented at the opening reception on April 24, 2019. The visiting
juror will designate the following awards from the selected artwork.
- Best in Show - $150
- 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
- The Framemaker Award - $100
- Frist Art Museum Student Membership - $25
- Plaza Art Supplies Foundations Award (2) - $50
The Art+Design Faculty will designate the following awards from the selected artwork,
and are only available to those works marked ‘for sale’.
- CECA Purchase Awards - $1000 in purchase awards
- Hazel Smith Student Art Collection Award - $200 purchase award (3 dimensional work)
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, .mp4/.mov
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 Time-based art.
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.
Please contact: Michael Dickins, Gallery Director, with any questions.
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 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. Please ensure that your file plays in a standard media player prior to submission.
Files that do not play will 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 25
from 10am - 3pm. and Friday, April 26 from 10am - 3pm. Work not picked up by 3pm on April 26 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.