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 2019 Deadlines

Exhibition On View: Friday, November 1 , 2019 – Friday, December 6 , 2019

Opening Receptions: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 4:00-7:00 PM and Sunday, November 17, 2019,  2:00-4:00 PM

  • Participating students should submit their mailing lists for invitations to the Senior Exhibit to the Art Office by Friday, September 27, 2019. Click here for BA/BFA Postcard Mailing List Form
  • Artwork is due in gallery on or before Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Each artwork must be clearly identified with artist’s name and title of work. 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 24, 2019 by 5:00 PM.  Forward in an e-mail to bkyoung@uca.edu. Important: Each artwork’s insurance value must be included on the Inventory Form.
  • Dates for installation of artwork are Wednesday, October 23-Tuesday, October 29, 2019, between 10:00 AM -5:00 PM weekdays in the Baum Gallery.  All work must be installed by  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by 5:00 PM to be considered for honors.
  • All art work must be retrieved from the gallery by Friday, December 7, 2019 by 5:00 PM.
  • Works not retrieved promptly will be transported to the Schichtl Studio Building hallway.
  • Works left in the Schichtl hallway will be disposed of on Tuesday, January 17, 2020, unless prior arrangements have been made.

 

Spring 2020 Deadlines

Exhibition on View: Friday, April 3, 2020 – Friday, April 24, 2020

Opening Receptions: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 4-7 PM

  • Participating students should submit their mailing lists for invitations to the Senior Exhibit to the Art Office by Friday, February 28, 2020. Click here for BA/BFA Postcard Mailing List Form
  • Artwork is due in gallery on or before Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by 5:00 PM Each artwork must be clearly identified with artist’s name and title of work. 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, March 26, 2020 by 5:00 PM.  Forward in an e-mail to bkyoung@uca.edu. Important: Each artwork’s insurance value must be included on the Inventory Form.
  • Please note: the director of the Baum will be responsible for creating the labels, providing the pedestals, and lighting. Gallery modifications need to be approved in advance.
  • Dates for installation of artwork are Wednesday, March 25th through Tuesday, March 31st, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. All work must be installed on time to be considered for honors.
  • All art work must be retrieved from the gallery by Friday,  April 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
  • Works not retrieved promptly will be transported to the Schichtl Studio Building hallway.
  • Works left in the Schichtl hallway will be disposed of on Friday, May 29, 2020, unless prior arrangements have been made.