Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Exhibition Opportunities

Student Juried Show

All students are invited to submit work to the Annual Student Art Competition including drawing, painting, photography, color theory, two and three dimensional design, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture, and any combination thereof.

This year's juror is Lisa Boumstein-Smalley. She received her BFA and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a recipient of the Exit Fellowship and nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation emerging artist award. She currently works as a creative leader and Senior Consumer Insights Strategist at Ziba Design in Portland, Oregon. She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog near both the woods and the city in Portland, Oregon. 

Applications for the 2018 Student Juried Exhibition are available now.

Submissions Open Monday, November 13, 2017
Submissions Close Sunday, December 31, 2017
Accepted Submissions Notified Friday, January 12, 2018
Accepted Submissions Delivered to Ralph Arnold Annex 
Thursday, January 18 - Saturday January 20, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Selection Process: This exhibition will be juried from uploaded images. Students may enter up to three works for consideration, and a separate form should be filled out for each piece of work. Late submissions will not be considered. 
  • Media and Specifications: Open to visual art media including: painting, drawing, photography, video, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, and design.
  • Presentation of Accepted Artwork: Each piece accepted into the show should be labeled with student's name, title of piece, and medium on the back or bottom of the artwork. Student must include any special installation instructions and uncommon hardware. The Gallery Directors and Jurors retain the right to exclude work not professionally presented or not conforming to the prospectus guidelines.
  • Liability: All reasonable effort and care will be given for the works while in the care of the Ralph Arnold Annex. Limited insurance for the replacement of materials is provided in the event of loss or damage of works while on display in the Ralph Arnold Annex.
  • Sales and Reproduction: No commission is charged for the sale of work. Any inquiries will be directed to the artist. Entrants agree to allow accepted work to be reproduced as necessary for publication/promotion purposes.
  • Eligibility: Open to all currently enrolled Loyola University Chicago students. All works must be original and completed within the last year. Works submitted could be made within a class or independently.