Student Art Submission Information for the 28th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition

Hand Art Center 28th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Submission Information

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 2017 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 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24 and 25.

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.



Oct. 23, 24, 25

Student art delivered for adjudication

Oct. 26

The judging of artwork occurs

Oct. 27

Posting of the students who will be inducted into the exhibit (2 p.m.)

Pickup of works not to be included (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Oct. 28

Pickup of works not to be included (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

October 30th

Pickup of works not to be included (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

 Nov. 3

Show opening, award ceremony and reception (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)


 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 Nov. 4 – Dec. 9. 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, Oct. 26, between 10 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 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. Student works that are not accepted into the exhibition should be removed by Monday, Oct. 30, between the hours of 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Hand Art Center is not responsible for unaccepted works not picked up by that date. They will be moved to the outside of the building after Oct. 30.

Awards judging will take place on Nov. 4 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 can’t be hung without considerable adjustments will usually be disqualified.