‘Super-Duper Student Show!’ announces call for entries

The annual juried student show has been a staple of the Radford University Art Museum for more than a quarter century, featuring a distinguished outside juror and various cash prizes for top artists. This year, the show has been rebranded as the “Super-Duper Student Show!” and the recently announced call for entries included increased cash awards for winning students.

According to Dr. Steve Arbury, Director of the Radford University Art Museum, the rebranding and increased award amounts happened for several reasons. “We want to engage more students in this exhibition because it isn’t just for art students – it’s for all RU students. A student in any discipline who creates art is eligible to enter,” said Arbury.

The new name was not the only change to the annual juried show. Award amounts have been increased to a total of $2300, with a top prize of $750 for the Purchase Award. Artwork that wins the Purchase Award becomes part of the Radford University Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Current Radford University students may enter up to three works created within the past 15 months. Works cannot be more than 84 inches tall, 48 inches wide, or weigh more than 75 pounds. There is no entry fee to enter. Students wishing to submit their works must drop off their works to the museum in late January for consideration. The art museum’s entry form contains additional details for students to submit their entries.

This year’s juror will be Elizabeth Heil, an award-winning visual artist with more than 35 years of experience in photography, computer graphics, printmaking, and design. She has taught photography and design at Roanoke College since 1981. Heil continues to explore diverse themes and materials with recent work in bio-plastics, transfer methods, and 3D printing.

Entry forms containing drop-off dates and additional details are available for download here.

The “Super-Duper Student Show!” will take place at the Art Museum at 214 Tyler Avenue from February 5 through 15, 2020. The exhibit’s opening reception will be on February 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Nov 12, 2019
Steve Arbury, Ph.D.
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