GSU Graduate Students

Graduate Student Shows

Requests are made in Fall Semester for student exhibitions in the Visual Arts Gallery, or other locations in the Art on Campus spaces, for exhibitions in Spring Semester.

To initiate the process the student's advisor will email the gallery director stating that the student is indeed prepared for exhibition.

Exhibition dates in April are reserved for student exhibitions. Other dates may be considered. The length of the exhibition is between one week and one month depending on the number of student exhibition requests. Art on Campus spaces are generally one month or longer also depending on the number requests and other exhibitions scheduled. Summer exhibitions are occasionally an option but require advisor permission and are not guaranteed.

Once the student's advisor has confirmed preparedness, the student will schedule a meeting with the gallery director and staff to discuss details: number of works, format, hardware needs, installation limitations, wall vinyl, reception dates, access to gallery, scheduling of installation and deinstall, and other concerns. This meeting will also occur in Fall Semester for Spring Exhibitions, and additional meetings will be scheduled as needed. Communication early and often is encouraged.

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Visual Arts Gallery

Art on Campus Program

Governors State University

Exhibition Dates: October 17 – November 18, 2023

Deadline for Entry: September 20, 2022

The Visual Arts Gallery invites all GSU Alumni, and Artists who have shown on campus in the last 15 years to submit up to three works of art for an exhibition called “CONGLOMERATION”.

Did you graduate from GSU’s Art Program, or another program but just like making art? Did you ever exhibit your artwork on GSU’s campus in the last 15 years? Then this show is for you! We’d like to see what you are doing now as we celebrate our exhibitions of the past. There is no entry fee, and each artist can submit up to 3 artworks for consideration. We are filling the main gallery and other Art on Campus spaces across the university, but space is limited. There is no size restriction, but consideration will be given for available space. Subject and images should be appropriate for all audiences.

·      Entry Deadline: September 20 - submit up to 3 works, space is limited

·      Selection Notification: October 3

·      Artwork delivered by Monday, October 11 - hand deliveries by appointment October 6-11; ship work to arrive by October 11; include return shipping.

·      Exhibition Dates: October 17 – November 18, 2023

·      Hand pick-up by appointment, and return shipping: November 28-30

 All artwork accepted for the exhibition must be ready for professional installation (framed/wired or alternative approved methods appropriate to the work). Plexiglas is preferred over conventional glass.


 Drop Off/Pick Up: Artists are responsible for transit of work to and from the show. Accepted work will be delivered during designated gallery hours by appointment; All work must remain in the show for the duration of the exhibit.

 Fees/Sales/Commissions: There is no entry fee. All sales inquiries will be forwarded directly to the artist. No commissions will be taken from sales. Work does not have to be for sale to be exhibited in the show.

 Liabilities and Insurance: Artists should indicate insurance value of all entered work even if it is NFS. Insurance will cover works while on exhibit, however, Governors State University Visual Arts Gallery will not be responsible for works in transit or if left unclaimed after November 30.

 Publicity: By submitting an entry form the artist agrees to all conditions stated here and of the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. The artist also agrees to release images of the artwork for publicity and cataloging purposes.

 Notification: Artists will be notified via email whether or not the committee selected their submissions. Please make sure your email information is clear and accurate.

 Please go to the online entry form and follow the instructions to submit your artwork to the exhibition: CONGLOMERATION 

Visual Arts Gallery Entry Form

Please enter the information for your artwork into the form, and email a jpeg of each piece to

Name each jpeg with artist's name and entry number 

(example: JaneSmithEntry1.jpeg; JaneSmithEntry2.jpeg; JaneSmithEntry3.jpeg)



National Juried Exhibitions

National Juried Exhibitions