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Criteria for Judging Visual Arts Exhibits

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
  • Abstract:  Grammar and Clarity

Display (30 points)

  • Quality of the technical execution in the artwork
  • Attention to how the artwork is displayed

Oral (30 points)

  • Presenter's ability to orally communicate the concepts of the artwork
  • Presenter's ability to communicate artistic context

Jury Composition

Judges will be assigned at random. Students should expect that their entries are likely to be reviewed by judges from fields of study other than their own. 

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