Spring 2021 Annual Juried Student Art Show Prospectus | Albright College

Spring 2021 Annual Juried Student Art Show Prospectus

Call for Entries

Submission is open to all students in all majors currently enrolled at Albright College, or who were enrolled in the preceding fall semester. The exhibit accepts and encourages submissions of artwork in all media. All submissions must be original and have been created while at Albright since April 2020.

We are excited to be presenting the Student Art Show both virtually and in-person this year in an effort to serve on campus residential community and our expanded, online audience.

Juror: Tim Compton, Artistic Director, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pa.

Awards: A number of awards will be chosen by the juror, including a Best of Show award and at least two Honorable Mentions. Additional named awards may be given at the discretion of the Gallery. Awards include monetary amounts or cash-equivalents that are dependent upon donations by faculty, staff, and local businesses and donors.

Exhibit Dates: Live in gallery, Tuesday, May 4-Sunday, May 23, 2021 (open daily Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m.). Online exhibit launches Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and will be up indefinitely at www.albright.edu/freedman

Award Ceremony: If allowed, a live, in-person Award Ceremony & Reception will occur on Thursday, May 6, at 5-7 p.m. in the gallery and via Facebook Live. If pandemic precautions are still in-force, a virtual event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live with more information to follow.


Submission, Selection, and Eligibility

  • All submissions must be made online: https://www.albright.edu/about-albright/buildings-facilities/center-for-the-arts/annual-student-juried-exhibition-submissions/
  • Deadline: Work must be submitted by Tues. April 20, 5 p.m. using the link listed above.
  • An online form must be filled out for each submission, and must include at least one (1) digital image, but each submission may include up to three (3) images. This can be helpful for 3D work as multiple images will capture the work from different angles. You can enter up to five (5) pieces for consideration by the juror. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically for submissions that are successfully completed/uploaded.
  • Please make sure the image(s) you submit are clear and a good representation of your work as this is an online format and will be the only opportunity the juror has to judge your work. As well, one of the images submitted for jurying will also represent the artwork in the online exhibition.
    • Poor quality images or those that do not meet the following criteria will be rejected.
    • Backgrounds must be cropped out whenever possible. 3D images should be shot on a solid, neutral background/surface.
    • The image can be a jpeg, png, or tiff. To resize your image, open it in an image processing program such as PhotoShop or GIMP and change the dimensions to between 800–1200 pixels on the largest side. Do NOT submit thumbnails (less than 800×800 pixels). Change the resolution to 72dpi. Make sure the resulting file size is less than 5 MB. Image files should also be named using the following format: Last name of artist-(hypen)-Name of work-(hypen)-numerical number if submitting more than one image of the same work. For example: Smith-Oceans of Blue-1.jpeg OR Carter-Rainbow Sky if only submitting one example.
    • Upload videos to YouTube and provide a link.
    • If you are not local and attending classes remotely this semester, you may still submit work for inclusion in the online exhibition. Please indicate on the submission form whether your entry is for online exhibition consideration only.

Sales: Sale of artwork is encouraged. Interest in sales will be passed along through the gallery staff to the artist. We will not give out your contact information. We will forward contact information to you for any potential buyer/inquiry. Please follow up immediately, even if you decide not to sell your work later. Please contact CFA director David Tanner once a sales agreement has been reached so we can indicate the work is no longer available for purchase. The artist will be responsible for shipping artwork to the client. If the purchaser would like to collect the work in-person, the artist must let the CFA director know, who will follow up to make arrangements for collections. Work will not be held longer than one week after the exhibition ends. If the work is not priced, we will assume you do not want to sell your artwork. The gallery does not keep a percentage of any work sold in the student show. Works left past the deadline become the property of Albright College and may be disposed of as the Gallery deems fit.

Agreement: The Freedman Gallery reserves the right to photograph accepted artwork and may use it in promotional materials and websites. The submission of artwork to this exhibition will constitute acceptance of this use and all other guidelines noted in this prospectus.

IN-GALLERY ACCEPTED WORK DROP-OFF SUN., April 25, 1-4 p.m.; TUES./WED., April 27-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ARTWORK PICK-UP (by Artist or Purchaser) TUES.-FRI., May 25-May 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by arrangement