Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Exhibition Opportunities

Student Juried Exhibition

All Fine Arts students are invited to submit work to the annual Juried Student Exhibition 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 the Ralph Arnold Gallery.

Application LINK  
Submissions Open Monday, November 6, 2023
Submissions Close Sunday, December 31, 2023
Accepted Submissions Notified Wednesday, January 10, 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: Allison Lacher

Allison Lacher is a visual artist and curator based in Springfield, IL. She has exhibited at venues that include Ortega Y Gasset, Practise, The Luminary, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, PDX Contemporary Art, CUAC Contemporary, Future Tenant, Grounds for Sculpture, and the Illinois State Museum.  

Allison is the Director of the University of Illinois Visual Arts Gallery and is a Co-Director at STNDRD. She was a founding member of the artist-owned gallery Monaco in St. Louis, MO and served as Co-Director of DEMO Project until its demolition in 2018. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Terrain Exhibitions and collaboratively organized three iterations of the Terrain Biennial: Outpost at Enos Park, each featuring over twenty public art installations. 


Image: Alazandrea Thelen, Seeing Green