The Annual Juried Student Competitive Exhibitionis open to all UCA students free of charge, and features cash awards provided by the UCA Department of Art to recognize excellence. The Department of Art faculty selects a guest juror who then selects approximately 50 pieces for the exhibition. The award-winning art works and artists are recognized at the opening reception which is free of charge and open to the public.
The entry all-call for submission of works in all media is distributed in mid-February; the competitive exhibition usually takes place in March.
2013 Juror: David Lusk, owner of David Lusk Galleries in Memphis
2013 Best in Show: Rachel Oliver
2012 Juror: Greg Thompson, owner of Greg Thompson Fine Art, Little Rock, AR
2011 Juror: Doug Cason, Spring Season Visiting Artist
2010: Amy Mayfield: Artist, San Diego, CA
2009: Kerry Skarbakka: Photographer and Performance Artist, Pittsburgh, PA
2008: Bill Brookshire, Creative Director, Allison Agency, Little Rock, AR
2007: Dave Anderson, Photographer/Artist, Little Rock, AR
2006: Kevin Kressse, Artist, Little Rock, AR
2005 Herb Parker, Professor of Art, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
2004: Erin Branham, former Education director, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2003: George Kinghorn, Curator and Director of Education, Contemporary Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
2002: Thom Brown, Professor of Art, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
The Annual Foundation Class Competitive Exhibition is open to UCA students who have completed foundation and level one art classes in the current academic year. Entry of up to three works of art is free of charge. The Department of Art faculty invites a juror to select pieces for the exhibition and designate awards to recognize excellence.
The entry all-call for submission of works is distributed in mid-March, the selections are made in May, and the competitive exhibition usually takes place in August of the next academic year.
2011 Juror: John Salvest, artist and Professor of Art, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro