Student Art in the Library is a juried exhibition occurring each Fall and Spring semester and offers students the opportunity to display their artwork in the Libraries' public spaces. All currently enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to submit up to 3 original works for consideration.
Requirements and policy details can be found on this page.
All currently enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to submit up to (3) original works of art for consideration.
If your work is accepted for exhibition, you will be required to sign an Art Loan Agreement (detailing the terms of the exhibition period and retrieval, as well as liability) and a Copyright Release (permitting the Library to display your work and include the image of your work on our website and in Scholars' Mine).
Applicants must complete an online submission form for each artwork before the specified deadline. The form will provide instruction on how to provide images or clips of your work.
If your work is accepted for exhibition you will be required to sign an Art Loan Agreement (detailing the terms of the exhibition period and retrieval, as well as liability) and a Copyright Release (permitting the Library to display your work and include the image of your work on our website and in Scholars' Mine).
Entries will be evaluated by the Art in the Library Committee and all decisions are final. (The committee will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin or ancestry, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, etc.)
Selections will be made based on artistic merit; the committee’s goal is to select a broad representation of styles, content and media. Artwork may be rejected based on the following:
All applicants will be notified of the results via email.
Applicants with accepted work for physical display are responsible for delivering their work to the Library. Selected works should be delivered by the specified day.
Please see our guide on preparing your work for exhibition if you need help.
(Artwork selected for digital exhibition requires no additional submission or delivery.)
The Art in the Library Committee will determine exhibition locations for each selected work. Committee members will hang the art and create labels (to include artist’s name, major and year in school; title; and medium).
Our current exhibition space for this exhibit is on the 2nd floor of the Library.
There are two exhibitions each academic year, one in the Fall semester and the second in the Spring semester.
The Art in the Library committee members will take utmost care to ensure the safekeeping of each artwork selected for display. Works will be exhibited in highly visible, public spaces. Though the Library and its staff will not be held responsible for damage or theft of artwork (see Art Loan Agreement for additional details), artists may request that a security strip be attached to the artwork, which will activate an alarm if the piece is removed from the library.
At the end of the exhibition period, a Library Art Committee member will contact artists to arrange for pick-up. Artists are responsible for retrieval of their artwork from the agreed location, with the presentation of a photo ID. Any work not picked up within six months of the initial pick-up deadline will become the property of the Library.