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Visual Arts Exhibit Guidelines

UNT Graduate Exhibition

Guidelines for Visual Arts Exhibition Participants

Entry Guidelines

The Visual Arts Exhibition is designed for all current candidates in a master's degree, for whom a studio or documentary component is required for their degree, are eligible to submit work.

Exhibit Guidelines

The purpose of the Visual Arts Exhibition is to convey to a wide audience the range and significance of creative scholarship produced in the field of visual arts and its potential significance to the general public.

The work will be displayed in the Alumni Center at the Gateway Center and installation will occur on Friday, February 28. The work will need to be removed within two days after the Graduate Exhibition. Exhibit space will be limited to six feet per proposal submission.

Judging of the exhibits will take place on Saturday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and participants are expected to be present at their work during this time. Judges will be assigned at random. Therefore, students should expect their entries will be reviewed by judges who are not specialists in the student's field.

Creative scholarship will be judged in three areas:

  1. Content (30 points)
    -significance of the ideas, issues, and/or objectives as creative research in the visual arts
    -relevance of the artwork to contemporary art and visual culture
  2. Presentation (30 points)
    -quality of the technical execution of the artwork
    -attention to how the work is displayed or organized
  3. Oral Presentation (40 points)
    -presenter's ability to orally communicate the concepts of the work in a language accessible to the common person, i.e. why the subject, why the medicine, and the intended message


All participants will receive certificates of appreciation; those individuals whose works and presentations are judged best will receive monetary awards of $100 to $600.