University of Southern Indiana
Best of show winner 2016

Annual Student Art Show


USI 49th Annual Juried Student
Art Exhibition Information and Regulations

The University of Southern Indiana Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is a presentation of selected student artworks from the past academic year, held at the McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. The works are chosen by an expert in the field of art, invited by the Art and Design faculty for his/her expertise and understanding of undergraduate art works. This independent juror is brought in to assure an objective selection of artworks and awards, and to provide an educational experience for students in preparation for professional careers in art. Juried exhibitions are standard procedure in group art exhibitions at universities, museums, and art associations. This year’s Juror is Jim May, Executive Director of the Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, Indiana. The juror will give a public lecture, and will be asked to include comments on the exhibition at that time.

Eligibility for Entry

The University of Southern Indiana Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is open to all current students who are art majors or who are enrolled in or completed an art course during the 2018-2019 academic year. December 2018 art graduates and graduates with an art degree currently enrolled in an art course may enter the exhibition but will only be eligible for the postgraduate award. The artwork entered must have been completed during the one-year period between the previous exhibition (April 2018) and this year’s exhibit. All artwork submitted for jurying must be the student’s original artwork. Copies of other artists’ work are not acceptable. Consult a faculty member if in doubt.

Entry Regulations

Each student may enter up to 4 works in any combination of media.  An art faculty member must approve an art “series” before it can submitted for entry into the show. 

To enter a 2-dimensional work on paper, it must be mounted or matted in a neutral colored mat. If the work’s surface is fragile, it must be protected with acetate. Framing of 2-dimensional entries is optional. No wet work will be accepted for jurying. If the artwork is accepted, the matted or mounted piece must be framed under glass or Plexiglas in a simple frame to be hung in the exhibition. All 2-dimensional works must be wired with picture wire for hanging.  Paintings on canvas or panels should be lattice framed. There will be matting and framing workshops held in the print studio and woodshop before the framed work is due for the exhibition. If financial constraints do not allow you to frame your work in this manner, please talk with an art faculty member. 

3-dimensional works must allow handling without special equipment. Pieces requiring special assembly or having gross weight over 150 lbs. must be cleared with the art faculty before being juried.  (Wall assembling must be noted; multi-pieces must include an image of the assembled artwork.)

The art and design faculty retains the right to remove any work deemed not original or that does not meet the above specifications. All works must be ready to hang and delivered to the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries by 4 pm. on Tuesday, March 27, 2019.  There will be no exceptions.

Entry form


Area companies and private individuals generously provide funds for awards presented at the USI Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Awards are given in the form of Art Scholarships, Merit Awards, Purchase Awards, and certificates for art supplies.  Awards are given for the quality of student artwork and are awarded at the discretion of the juror. Merit award, scholarship, and gift certificate winners retain possession of their work. Art Scholarships are based on the overall merit of the student’s work and are applicable to the University of Southern Indiana only. Purchase awards become part of the University Art Collection. Art graduates are only eligible for the Postgraduate Award. 

Abandoned Work

The McCutchan Art Center/ Pace Galleries has established specific pick-up dates for this exhibition as stated on the entry form. If you are unable to pick up your artwork between Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1 from 10:00 am – 4 pm, you must schedule an appointment (812-228-5006). It is the policy of the McCutchan Art Center/ Pace Galleries, in accordance with insurance guidelines and for the protection of your artwork, that art left 30 days after the close of an exhibit is abandoned property. Artwork that is not picked up or does not have an alternative appointment scheduled by midnight on Monday, June 10th will be considered abandoned. Abandoned work will be assessed and disposed up accordingly. The Art Center will retain the right to use, discard, or gift any abandoned artwork, as it deems appropriate.

The 2019 USI Juried Student Art Show Schedule

Exhibition dates: April 1 - April 28, 2019

Juror: Shannon K. Corrigan
Curatorial Assistant, Modern & Contemporary Dept., Denver Art Museum
MA Art History, University of Denver
BA, Studio Art and Art History, University of Southern Indiana

Friday, March 15
10 am - 6 pm: entries accepted - McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries

Sunday, March 17
12 pm - 6 pm: entries accepted - McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries

Monday, March 18
10 am - 5 pm: jurying - McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries

5:00 - 6:45 pm: notification of acceptance and pick up 2-D works to be framed

7:00 pm - Juror's lecture, Kleymeyer Hall, Liberal Arts Center

Tuesday, March 19
10 am - 4 pm: Accepted 2-d work taken to frame: not-accepted work picked up, McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries

Wednesday, March 20
10 am - 4 pm: Accepted 2-d work taken to frame; non-accepted work picked up, McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries

Thursday, March 21
10:00 am – 4 pm: Accepted 2-d work taken to frame; non-accepted work picked up, McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries

9:00 am - 3 pm: Matting workshop, Photo Studio (AC 242): participants must arrive by 1pm.

Monday, March 25
4:30 pm – 8 pm: Framing workshop, part 1, workshop (AC 110): participants must attend BOTH framing sessions

Tuesday, March 26
8:00 am - 9am: Framing workshop, part 2, workshop (AC 110): participants must attend BOTH framing sessions

ALL ACCEPTED WORK DUE to McCutchan Art Center by 4:00 PM

March 27/28/29
Hang show

Sunday, April 1
Easter - show opens

Sunday, April 7
Artists’ Reception, 2 - 4 p.m; awards ceremony at 3 pm

Monday, April 29
10 am – 4 pm: Exhibited work pick up

Tuesday, April 30
10 am – 4 pm: Exhibited work pick up

Tuesday, May 1
10 am – 4 pm: Exhibited work pick up

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