2024 Juried Student Exhibit

2024 Prospectus-DEADLINE April 2, 5:00 p.m.

CWU Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibit

Exhibit on View: April 11—May 4, 2024
Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 11, 5 to 7 p.m. (Awards will be announced at 6 p.m.)

Please contact Heather Horn Johnson with any questions.


  • Open to any CWU student who has attended studio art or graphic design classes since Spring 2023.
  • Work must have been completed within the past year and while enrolled at CWU.
  • The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the eligibility of submitted work and artists.


  • Entries are FREE
  • Each student may submit a maximum of 3 works.
  • Sets (works of multiple units) are considered one submission only when labeled and priced as one piece.
  • Deliver your work to the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery (Randall Hall, Room 141), and complete a hard copy entry form:

            Monday, April 1                                                          10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, April 2                                                          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

**All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2**


  • Current students who receive cash awards will have the money deposited directly into their student accounts. It may take three to four weeks for the funds to be deposited.
  • Students who have already received the maximum amount of financial aid for which they are eligible from the university may not be able to receive a cash award. Every effort will be made to adjust an award-winning student’s aid limit so that they can receive their money.


  • Excessively large and/or heavy work will be accepted at the discretion of the Sarah
    Spurgeon Gallery.
  • In the case of work with special installation needs or display materials, the artist may be asked to install their own work.


  • Wet paintings will not be accepted.
  • Unframed charcoal or pastel drawings should be spray fixed.
  • Framed works should include a wire or other secure hanging device.
  • Unframed works must have a sufficiently firm backing material
    to hang securely on the wall.
  • Approved hanging devices for unframed works include: clips, magnets, and L-nails. Please do not use pins, double-sided tape, or Velcro.


  • 3-D work must be ready to display at time of submission.
  • The gallery will provide pedestals of various sizes. Any additional display materials should be provided by the artist.
  • 3-D work that is intended to be hung on the wall must include a secure hanging device.


Please contact the Gallery Manager for advice before submitting an installation piece. If it is deemed impractical to install a large or complex piece in the gallery for jurying, photo documentation will be accepted. All installation pieces must be installed and taken down by the artist. 


  • Bring a flash drive with your video file to the gallery or email a download link to the gallery manager prior to the due date.
  • Preferred file types are .Mp4, .Avi, or .Mov.


Pick-up Dates for Unaccepted Work:

            Friday, April 12                                                           10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

            Saturday, April 13                                                       1:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Pick-up Dates for Accepted Work:

            Monday, May 6                                                             10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, May 7                                                             10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.          


Sarah Spurgeon Gallery with various artwork displayed on the walls.

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