30th Student Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibit Dates: November 1 – December 6, 2019
Reception and Awards: November 1st, 6-8pm

Entry Guidelines

The Undergraduate Juried Arts Exhibition is designed to celebrate students’ creativity, grow their imagination and encourage their exploration of the arts. All Stetson Students regardless of major are encouraged to participate. Each student may submit up to four visual works of art each. Artwork must be conceptualized, created, and completed solely by the contestant.


Artwork must be completely dry or fixed before submission. Artwork must be accompanied by a completed 2019 Contest Form (two copies, one to be affixed to the back of the art piece and one for the HAC Staff. These forms may be obtained at the Hand Art Center between 11-4pm on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

Artist Agreement

Artist agreement upon entry: 
By completing & submitting the entry form, the entrant confirms that they have read the terms and conditions and agree to participate in accordance with these. The entrant also agrees that their artwork may be photographed and used in any promotional materials now or in the future and at the discretion of the Hand Art Center or Creative Arts Department.


Those individuals whose works are judged best will receive monetary awards of $50 to $500. Some of these awards will be purchase awards and will remain in the Stetson University permanent collection.


October 21st, 22nd, 23rd

Student art delivered for adjudication

October 24th

The judging of artwork occurs

October 25th

Posting of the students that will be inducted into the exhibit (2:00PM)

Pickup of works not to be included (2:00PM to 4:00PM)

October 26th

Pickup of works not to be included (12:00PM to 4:00PM)

October 28th & 29th

Pickup of works not to be included (11:00PM to 4:00PM)

 November 1st

Show opening, award ceremony and reception (6:00PM to 8:00PM)

Accepted Mediums


Oil, acrylic, industrial paints, vinyl, watercolor, etc. The work can have any form of support: canvas, paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, etc.

Mixed Media

Works in which several media are used, for example digital manipulations which include the use of painting or other forms of manual expression, collage, etc.

Drawing / Illustration

Ink, graphite, pencil, printing of various forms, etc.


Including digital photography, traditional-analogue photography, polaroid, photography including innovative manipulation of the image.

Digital Art / Video Art

Digital video, video projection, etc. MOV Mp4

Installation / 3D work / Sculpture

All materials are accepted.

Exhibit Guidelines

The purpose of the Undergraduate Juried Arts Exhibition is to convey to a wide audience the range and significance of the visual arts and its potential significance to the general public. The work will be displayed in the Hand Art Center from November 2nd – December 8th. The work will need to be removed within two days after the closing of the Undergraduate Juried Arts Exhibition.


Initial Judging of the exhibits will take place on Thursday, October 24, between 10:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Initial judging will be conducted by Creative Arts Faculty members. Works to be included in the exhibition will be posted on the Hand Art Center door after 2pm on Friday October 25th. Student works that are not accepted into the exhibition should be removed by Tuesday, October 29th, between the hours of 11-4pm. The Hand Art Center is not responsible for unaccepted works not picked up by that date. They will be move to the outside of the building after October 30th.

Awards judging will take place on November 1st and will be conducted by a museum professional outside of the Stetson University community.

Judging Criteria:


(Elements of design- line, shape, space, value, and color –  in light of universal principles of design- hierarchy, rhythm, balance, unity.)

Originality / Creativity

Emotional, Intellectual and Physical/Visceral Impact

Overall Success and Effect

The style or manner in which something is carried out or accomplished. How well the Artist has completed the work, leaving nothing to chance or incomplete.

Finished / Display Ready

The effort that the Artist has put into the over-all appearance of the work, including sculpture bases, picture frames, patinas, etc. anything used that can add a spark to the elegance and appeal of the work. Unframed works or works that cant be hung without considerable adjustments will usually be disqualified.

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