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 Art Competition including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, and any combination thereof. All entries must be original works and have been completed in the last year. Works will be exhibited in person in the Ralph Arnold Gallery.

Application LINK  
Submissions Open Monday, November 7, 2022
Submissions Close Saturday, December 31, 2023
Accepted Submissions Notified Friday, January 13, 2023
  • 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.


Juror: Matt Morris

Matt Morris is an artist, perfumer, and writer based in Chicago. Morris has presented artwork nationally and internationally. Morris’ writing appears in anthologies from Routledge and De Gruyter, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, and publications including Artforum, Flash Art, Fragrantica, and X-TRA. Morris is a transplant from southern Louisiana who holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and earned an MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern University, as well as a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies. In 2017 Morris earned a Certification in Fairyology from Doreen Virtue, PhD. Morris is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Image: Callie Bergeron, The Box