Research Week: Juried Art Exhibition

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The Juried Art Exhibition is an opportunity for talented artists to showcase their creativity and demonstrate their understanding of how research influences masterpieces. Available categories include 2-Dimensional (2-D), 3-Dimensional (3-D), and Graphic Design.

Juried art entries must follow the guidelines noted below for the relevant category.

Categories and Judging Rubric

 Students may enter materials into one or more of these three categories:

  • 2-Dimensional (2D)
    • Drawing and painting (including mixed media)
    • Photography (including color or black and white)
    • Illustration (analog or digital, abstract, landscape, character design, editorial, etc.)
  • 3-Dimensional (3D)
    • Sculpture or fine crafts (including fiber, ceramics, metals, glass, wood, basketry, and jewelry)
  • Graphic Design
    • Branding
    • Packaging
    • Publication
    • Typography
    • User experience/user interface
    • Posters
    • Advertising

Awards will be given for each category (2-D, 3-D, and Graphic Design) and will be judged by distinguished judges based on the Juried Art Exhibition Rubric (PDF).

Juried Art Guidelines

All juried art exhibition entries must:

  • be original artwork produced by the student within the last two years.
  • include the following entry information named using this format: Last Name_First Name_Middle Initial_Entry.pdf.
    • Presenter’s name, address, and phone number
    • Title of the artwork
    • Medium of the artwork
  • be accompanied by 2-3 double-spaced pages of typed research notes that summarize the student’s research process. (Research notes should be submitted as a PDF and named using this format: Last Name_First Name_Middle Initial_Research Notes.pdf.) Research Notes must include:
    • Research problem statement
    • Communication objective
    • Visual solution
    • How it was produced
  • include photos for each entry submitted as a single PDF file named using the following format: Last Name_First Name_Middle Initial_Art Images.pdf. (Artwork will be accepted based on these photos, so they should showcase it well.)
    • 2-D and Graphic Design photos must include an overall image and may also include additional detailed photos.
    • 3-D photos should include photos of the front, side, and back.

Participant Guidelines

 Students must:

  • be currently enrolled residential or online undergraduate students in the Liberty University School of Communication and the Arts.
  • submit their work, whether traditional or digital, in digital form as a PDF file.

Helpful Resources

Students may find it helpful to review juried art exhibitions from Research Week 2023.

Written Critique

There will be a written critique available for all accepted works which will be distributed after the conclusion of Research Week and the awards ceremony.