Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Exhibition Opportunities

Student Juried Exhibition

All students are invited to submit work to the annual Student Juried Exhibition including drawing, painting, photography, color theory, two and three dimensional design, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture, performance, video, installation, sound work, and any combination thereof. All entries are original works of the student and have been completed in the last year. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.

The application for the 2021 Student Juried Exhibition is now closed. 

Submissions Open Friday, November 20, 2020
Submissions Close Sunday, December 20, 2020
Accepted Submissions Notified Wednesday, January 16, 2021
Opening Reception Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Selection Process: This exhibition will be juried from uploaded images. Students may enter up to three works for consideration, and a separate form should be filled out for each piece of work. Late submissions will not be considered. 
  • Media and Specifications: Open to visual art media including: drawing, painting, photography, color theory, two and three-dimensional design, ceramics, sculpture, and any combination thereof. Maximum weight of artwork for physical exhibition should not exceed 50lbs. No work for physical exhibition must exceed six feet in its principle dimension and must fit through a standard door.
  • Presentation of Accepted Artwork: Each piece accepted into the show should be wrapped and labeled with student's name, title of piece, and medium on the back of the artwork. While the gallery has the ability to hang most of the artwork and can provide pedestals, shelves, etc., student must include any special installation instructions and uncommon hardware, such as special pins or hanging devices. The Gallery Directors and Jurors retain the right to exclude work not professionally presented or not conforming to the prospectus guidelines.
  • Liability: All reasonable effort and care will be given for the works while in the care of the Ralph Arnold Annex. Limited insurance for the replacement of materials is provided in the event of loss or damage of works while on display in the Ralph Arnold Annex.
  • Sales and Reproduction: No commission is charged for the sale of work. Any inquiries will be directed to the artist. Entrants agree to allow accepted work to be reproduced as necessary for publication/promotion purposes.
  • Eligibility: Open to all currently enrolled Loyola University Chicago students. All works must be original and completed within the last year. Works submitted could be made within a class or independently.



Ruby T’s work is an experiment in translating fantasy to reality, and she is fueled by anger, desire, and magic.

Ruby T was named a 2018 Breakout Artist by Newcity and has had solo and two-person exhibitions in Chicago at Western Exhibitions, Randy Alexander Gallery, Roots & Culture, The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, and Woman Made Gallery. Group exhibitions include Hyde Park Art Center, EXPO Chicago, ACRE Projects, Ballroom Projects, Roman Susan, all in Chicago and at Monaco in St. Louis. She has performed and screened video works at Chicago spaces including Iceberg Projects, Weinberg/ Newton Gallery, Gallery 400, Chicago Filmmakers, and Comfort Station. Ruby T received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and lives and works in Chicago.

Ruby’s illustrations and comics have been published by Temporary Services and the short-lived Land Line. Her work has been written about and reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, The Chicago Reader, and Chicago Artist Writers. She has received grants from the Chicago Department of Public Affairs and residency and fellowship awards from Ox-Bow, Wassaic Project, and ACRE. Her band Lezurrexion performed in over 50 crusty basements, clubs, and secret outdoor spaces between 2011 and 2015, and she is a current member of the organizing collective Make Yourself Useful. (rubyt.net)