The Austin Peay State University
Department of Art + Design
53rd Annual Juried Student 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.

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Virtual (The New Gallery)

Prospectus and Call for Entries
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.  Once accepted, no work may be removed during the show for any reason.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Entry Limit: 4 Entries per person

General Guidelines for Entries
The filing of entry forms is an agreement to all terms and conditions in the prospectus.

Submissions: Submissions accepted via Get started by clicking the 'register & apply' button above - registration is free. Each artist may submit up to four (4) pieces for consideration. Each piece will have its own 'application'. 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.

2D Entries: Photography, printmaking, drawing, illustration, collage, painting, foundations work can be submitted via .jpeg (min. 540px/max 1920px longest size). Graphic design works can be submitted via .pdf or .jpeg (min. 540px/max 1920px longest size).
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).

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 2 other pieces).

Video and Time-based Media: A video no longer than fifteen (15) minutes must be presented for juror's review. Please submit a video still along with a URL link directing juror to the full video. For ‘dimensions’, please list the time duration of the piece.


Below is a quick tutorial you can watch to help you with the submission process.