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Art in the Library Committee

Science will...produce the data...but never the full meaning. For perceiving real significance, we shall need... most of all the brains of poets, (and) also those of artists, musicians, philosophers, historians, writers in general. - Lewis Thomas

Student Art Banner Fall 2018

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 Library's spaces. All currently enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to submit up to 3 original works for consideration.

To submit art work please complete our online submission form and include a digital image of your work. Your work will be evaluated by our Art in the Library Committee. If your entry is accepted, you will be asked to bring the original work to the library for display in our exhibition space.

Before submitting, please read the policies and submission guidelines found on the left menu bar.

The submission process consists of the following steps. Please review these steps before clicking the "Submit Your Art Work" button.

  1. Read the policies and submission guidelines found on the left menu bar
  2. Click the "Submit Your Art Work" button below
  3. Read and accept the Submission Agreement
  4. Provide information about yourself and your work
  5. Upload a photograph of your work

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • The title of your work
  • A statement about your work
  • The dimensions of your work in inches
  • A digital image of your work

After completing your submission, you will receive an email confirming that the submission process was successful. The email will include an automatically assigned four-digit ID number for your submission, and the subject of the message will include the words “Submission received.” It will also include a link to access your submission and revise it, if necessary. If you do not receive this email, your submission may not have completed. Please contact an administrator at to discuss next steps. Be sure to include your name, the title of your submission, and any other helpful details.

  • Why should I participate?

    It’s easy to apply, you can add this exhibition to your résumé and thousands of people will see your work.

  • Who runs this program?

    Student Art in the Library is organized by a committee whose membership includes Library staff and faculty as well as others across campus with art and/or art history backgrounds.

  • Who can participate?

    Any enrolled student at Missouri S&T can participate.

  • When will I find out if my work has been accepted for display?

    We will contact all applicants via e-mail within 10 days of the submission deadline.

  • If my work is selected, when will I need to deliver it?

    You will be provided an expected delivery date by email. Your work should be delivered to the library ready to hang - matted, mounted or framed, with hanging wire or brackets. We’ll be in touch with you to discuss specific details and will take care of hanging and labeling.

  • How long will my work be displayed?

    Your work will be displayed through the duration of the exhibit and returned to you after the exhibit ends.