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BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition Information

Bachelor of Arts

Candidates in the Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in Fine Arts or Art Education are required to produce a senior exhibition of their work through the ART 4140 Portfolio Assessment III class. The BA Senior Exhibition is a display of the best work made in junior and senior level studio art classes and is juried by a panel of art professors in conversation with the student.  Students also learn about installing and lighting work in a gallery setting.  Senior Exhibitions are staged in the Baum Gallery at the ends of the fall and spring semesters.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Candidates in the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs are required to produce a senior exhibition of the their work through the ART 4160-BFA Exhibit class. BFA exhibit is part of the BFA professional development courses that are designed to prepare students for their BFA exhibition and entry into the professional art community. Students will learn how to handle art and installation practices, prepare a portfolio of their work, and present a public lecture on their art and influences. The final show is staged in the Baum Gallery at the end of the fall semester, and again at the end of the spring semester. 

Fall 2021 Deadlines

Exhibition On View: Thursday, November 4 – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Opening Receptions: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 4:00-7:00 PM

  • Participating students should submit their mailing lists for invitations to the Senior Exhibit to Brian Young (bkyoung@uca.edu), via a Word Document by Friday, October 15, 2021.
  • Artwork is due in the Baum Gallery on  Wednesday, October 27  2021 by 5:00 PM. Each artwork must be clearly identified with artist’s name and title of work with a BA/BFA Artwork ID Form
  • Final BA/BFA Senior Exhibition: Inventory Form, artist statement, and  label info due to Brian Young, Baum Gallery Director, on or before Thursday, October 28, 2021 by 5:00 PM.  Forward in an e-mail to bkyoung@uca.edu.
  • Dates for installation of artwork are October 25 – November 2, 2021, between 10:00 AM -5:00 PM weekdays in the Baum Gallery.  All work must be installed by Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM to be considered for honors.
  • Following the close of the exhibition, all art work must be retrieved from the gallery by Friday, December 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM.
  • Works not retrieved promptly will be transported to the Schichtl Studio Building hallway, near the Black Box Gallery, or to the CAHSS offices for storage.
  • Works left in the Schichtl hallway will be disposed of on Tuesday, December 16, 2021, unless prior arrangements have been made.

BA/BFA Senior Exhibition: Inventory Form