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OPEN CALL: Annual Juried Student Exhibition


Submissions are now open for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.
This year’s juror is Robert G. La France, Director & Chief Curator
of the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Monday, January 29th, by 11:59pm
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Monday, February 5th, via email

SUBMIT HERE: To submit your work scan the QR code or visit the website URL listed below.
Code: AJSE2024
All submissions must be made online through CAFE - private link.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for an award you must complete and submit costs-aid/scholarships application by March 1st. (click the “Visit the Branch” button)

Submission Deadline: 1/29/24 by 11:59pm - CLOSED
Notification of Acceptance: 2/5/24
Selected Work Drop-off: 2/26 to 2/28/24 (11am-4pm)
Drop-off Location: THE YANG FAMILY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY (Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts) 300 North 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809
(all selected work must be dropped off within this timeframe and meet 'Application Requirements' or the applicant will be disqualified.)
Exhibition Duration: 3/25 to 4/12/24
Exhibition Reception: 4/4/24, 4-6pm
Award Ceremony: 4/4/24, 4:30-5:30pm (Margaret L. Boyce Recital Hall- located across from The Yang Family University Art Gallery)
Collection of Work: 4/15 to 4/17/24 (11am-4pm) (all uncollected works will become the property of the University Art Galleries which shall have the right to claim the works as an unrestricted gift or dispose of the works in any manner it elects.)

• Must be a degree-seeking student currently enrolled at ISU
• All artworks must have been created while enrolled at ISU and not previously exhibited in the Yang Family University Art Gallery
• Can submit up to 3 pieces
• All mediums are accepted (painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, mixed media, video, digital art, etc.)
•Artworks must not exceed 72in in any direction
•Works on paper or delicate works must be framed behind glass/plexiglass. Works that exceed 36 inches in any direction must be behind plexiglass.
• Artworks must be ready to hang (with wires, d-rings, French cleats, etc.)
• Printed digital works must be mounted on foam-core
• Video works are formatted as 1920x1080px and are saved as an .mp4

Robert G. La France is the director and chief curator of the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University, which boasts a growing encyclopedic collection of global art and a robust exhibition program of early modern, modern, and contemporary art. Previously, he was curator of pre-modern art at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a research associate at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He has curated exhibitions on George Inness, Paper Impressionists, and Stradivari instruments, and contributed to exhibition catalogues for the National Gallery of Canada, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and the Groeningenmuseum in Bruges, Belgium, among others.
Bob studied art history at California State University at San Bernardino, a public university similar in size and scope to Ball State. He spent his junior year abroad in Italy, and returned there to earn a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s Florence-based program in Renaissance art. While pursuing his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, he divided his time between research and work as a fine arts appraiser in New York.
His academic research has been supported by the Fulbright Program in Italy and the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at the Villa I Tatti in Florence. His first book examines the life and work of a Florentine Renaissance artist, Bachiacca: Artist of the Medici Court (2008). His second, edited volume investigates the career of a nineteenth-century American sculptor, Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years (2014). He is currently focusing his scholarship on exhibitions and the acquisition of works of art that enhance the David Owsley Museum of Art’s collection