Annual Student Show

79th Annual Student Show
This competitive juried show is held each spring and simulates the real world experience of a professional juried art show. The juror, from outside the Ball State campus, selects the show from around 300 pieces of submitted artwork. The School of Art honors Ball State’s outstanding student artists for their hard work and creativity with a series of awards, many of which are sponsored by local and national companies, Ball State faculty members or through Ball State funding.
All types of artwork will be considered, including: drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, metals, printmaking, painting, graphic design, photography, foundations work, video, and animation. Works must have been produced between January 2013 and February 2014 and not have been exhibited in the previous student show.

Access the full version of the PROSPECTUS.  

This year we will be using an online submission process. A complete copy of the Prospectus is also at that site. Go to the ONLINE APPLICATION.

The following two forms must accompany the actual artwork when brought to AJ 250 on January 31, 2014.
1. Entry Fee Permission Form 2014 (a $5.00 entry fee per entry will be charged to your Bursar account)
2. University Libraries' Electronic Publication Rights Release Statement Form (You will need one form per artwork submitted.)

Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, January 31
Annual Student Art Show will begin accepting submissions. Go to the ONLINE APPLICATION.

Friday, January 31

All submitted artworks must be turned in to AJ 250, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., to be eligible. Forms must be attached and all guidelines met. Late work will not be accepted, including work set up outdoors or in other areas of the building.

Saturday, February 1

Jury of submitted artwork by Juror, Brian Hively and selected works posted by entry number outside the School of Art office.

Monday, February 10
Show opens to the public, Atrium Gallery, Arts and Journalism Building, 1 p.m.

Friday, February 21

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., in the Atrium Gallery, Arts and Journalism Building.

Saturday, February 22

Atrium Gallery open for School of Art Portfolio Day.

Friday, March 15

Exhibition closes

Monday, March 17 only
Pick-up of work from the Atrium Gallery, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.