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 opens November 20, 2020. 

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.


Chicago artist and activist Ruby T creates mixed media works that often stem from drawing to construct a pro-queer, anti-capitalist aesthetic modeled after the ephemerality of water. As described by art critic Eliot Reichert, Ruby T's work "provides a glimpse into a brilliant kind of honest-funny that could be the core of her often-enigmatic works: the possibilities in the confusion that can be born out of meaning-making. Her refusal to accept limitations, semantic or esthetic, has let to a rich array of works that revel in the revelations of continual questioning. Ruby T earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, and has had a variety of group and solo exhibitions. In 2018 Ruby T was on of New City's Break-Out Artists.