GVSU Art and Design
The department offers several on-campus galleries for exhibitions by students, faculty, and professionals.
The Stuart B. and Barbara H. Padnos Student Art and Design Gallery
This gallery is a unique venue on the GVSU campus. Its primary function is to offer students the opportunity to organize and execute exhibitions of their work. In the recent past, students have sponsored juried themed exhibitions of work, used the space for BFA thesis shows and showcased projects from individual classes.
2nd Annual Student Juried Show Schedule
•Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Drop off of work from 9am-5pm in the Atrium of the Calder Art Center
•Thursday, March 13, 2014
Judging of the submitted work. An e-mail will go out to all of the students that entered the show to notify them if any of they're work was accepted into the show.
•Friday, March 14, 2014
The display of the accepted work for the show. If any work was not accepted for the show, it must be picked up from 10am-2pm in the Calder Art Center.
•Tuesday, March 18 from 5-6pm
Awards ceremony and reception for the exhibit.
•Friday, March 28
Pick up of work accepted into the show, from 10am-2pm in the Calder Art Center.
2nd Annual Student Juried Show Prospectus: Information for Students Entering the Show
The Juried Student Exhibit at GVSU is intended to highlight the outstanding artwork created by students in the Department of Art and Design and in the Film and Video and Photography areas of the School of Communications.
There will be three jurors from a variety of artistic disciplines.
Three Purchase Awards of $300.00 each.
The jurors will select three works to be purchased by the Department of Art and Design and School of Communications.
There will also be one honorable mention award for each of the eleven categories.
Any student currently enrolled in one or more classes in the Department of Art and Design, or in the Film and Video and Photography areas of GVSU.
For students in the Department of Art and Design, only artwork created after first year art classes is eligible for the competition. (No foundation artwork.)
All artwork submitted must have been created in one of the studio courses in the Department of Art and Design, or in a class in Film and Video or Photography in the School of Communications during the past two years. (2012 to the present.)
Number of Entries: Each person can enter up to three works.
•Ceramics •Graphic Design •Painting •Sculpture •Drawing •Illustration
•Photography •Mixed Media & Electronic Works •Film & Video •Metals
Presentation of the Artwork
All work must be ready for display. (Works on paper will be shown with display magnets.)
Two Dimensional Work
Drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, and other flat work: The work will be displayed flat on the wall with small, gallery magnets. White, professional looking mats on the work are permitted, but not required. Framed works will not be accepted.
Painting: The work should be ready to hang on the wall by a hanging device on the back, such as wire.
Three dimensional work such as ceramics, sculpture, metals and other dimensional work. Work must be ready for display.
Film and Video and electronic works
Please format the work so it can viewed on a Mac computer. Entries should be on a CD/DVD.
How To Enter
Entry forms are available in the front office of the Department of Art and Design and in the front office of the School of Communications. Fill out the entry form with the requested information and individual entry sections. Attach the individual work information to each of your entries.
Drop off of Work on Wednesday, March 12 from 9am-5pm
Flat work and small three-dimensional works: Drop off at the mezzanine of the Padnos Student Gallery.
Large three-dimensional work: In the atrium of Calder Art Center.
Every reasonable precaution will be taken with the handling and care of the student entries. Grand Valley State University and the faculty and staff of GVSU are not liable for accidental damage to any entry to this competition.
Pick Up of Not Accepted Work
By entering this competition, you agree to pick up your work at the specified time of Friday, March 14 from 10am-2pm in the mezzanine of the Padnos Student Gallery.
Pick Up of Accepted Works
All accepted artwork must be collected from the Padnos Student Gallery on Friday, March 28 between 10am-2pm.
Notification of Accepted Work
An e-mail will be sent out to all the students in the Department of Art and Design and School of Communications listing all of the accepted students and the artwork that was chosen. You must pick up your work by Friday, March 14 from 10am-2pm if your name is not on the list, or if one or two of your entries were selected.
Reception and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, March 18 from 5-6pm
Please contact Associate Professor Bill Hosterman in The Department of Art and Design at
Winter 2014 Exhibitions: Padnos Student Gallery
•Mon, March 17-Thurs, March 27 2nd Annual Student Juried Show
Reception: Tuesday, March 18 from 5-6pm
•Mon, March 31-Thurs, Apr 3 BFA Exhibit: Grace Anderson-metals, Marlee Alexander-prints
Reception: Thursday, Apr 3 from 5-7pm
•Mon, Apr 7-Thurs, Apr 10 BFA Exhibit: Emily Krutsch-illustration, Rory Miller-Prints, Jacqui Kyle-Illustration
Reception: Thursday, Apr 10 from 5-7pm
•Mon, Apr 15-Thurs, Apr 17 BFA Exhibit: Carpenter, Grace L-illustration, Maczka, Cecilia A-illustration, Alling, Kristina J-illustration
Reception: Thursday, Apr 17 from 5-7pm
Contracts and Forms for Exhibitors in The Padnos Student Gallery
The Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
The gallery sponsors several exhibitions each year that showcase work of contemporary artists active in the United States and internationally. In addition, it is the venue for several BFA thesis shows every semester. The gallery staff also oversees GVSU’s extensive art collection which includes over 5000 works. It features a wide range of media by nationally and internationally recognized artists, faculty, alumni, and many of Michigan’s finest visual artists. These are on view in buildings throughout the Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, and Traverse City campuses.
Winter 2014 BFA Exhibition- Performing Arts Center Gallery
•Mon, Mar 31 – Thurs, Apr 3
Rayne Klar-Illustration, Derek Thompson-Visual Studies, Jessica Loosenort-Painting, Alison Huffman-Sculpture
•Mon, Apr 7 – Thurs, Apr 10
Sara Weimer-Sculpture, Richelle Nuney-Sculpture, Parker Nugent–Illustration, Emily Hahn-Illustration, Makayla Monroe-Illustration
Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
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