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Visual Arts Guidelines

Visual Arts Exhibit Guidelines

The Visual Arts Exhibition is designed for those graduate students for whom creating studio work is a required part of their graduate degree program. All current candidates in the studio program Master of Fine Arts, for whom a studio component is a part of their required research, are eligible to submit work.

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

Judging Criteria for the Visual Arts Option

  1. Content (40 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 artwork is displayed

  3. Oral Presentation (30 points)
    -presenter's ability to orally communicate the concepts of the artwork
    -presenter's knowledge of the art discipline in which the artwork participates


Those individuals whose works and presentations are judged best will receive monetary awards of $100 to $500.

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