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Congratulations Award Winners!

SOTA Director’s Purchase Award: Cody Burgard
Dean’s Purchase Award: Helena Kailin
Provost’s Purchase Award: Sydney Bryan
President’s Purchase Award: Jazmina Robinhawk

Best of Show: Jazmina Robinhawk
Merit Award: Jack Manion
Merit Award: Maddie Ulbricht
Merit Award: Haylee Vallandingham
Merit Award: Serhiy Royter
Merit Award: Hanna Wentzel
Merit Award: Amanda Schalk

The Art & Design Program is proud to offer the Annual Juried Student Exhibition for current students. Artworks in this exhibition are selected by an external juror and offer students a real-world experience in applying for a juried exhibition. In addition, many awards will be given, including several purchase awards.

  • Application Opens: Monday, Jan. 31
  • Application Closes: Monday, Feb. 7 (11:59 p.m.)
  • Selected Students Contacted via Email: Monday, Feb. 14
    • Students must confirm participation and drop-off date/time by Wednesday, Feb. 16

Application Process

Upload images by Monday, Feb. 7 (11:59 p.m.). NO LATE ENTRIES. The artwork(s) and image list must be uploaded using the button below by the deadline above to be considered in the jurying process.


An outside juror will review submitted artworks from NKU visual arts students to curate into the exhibition. Not all artworks will be juried into the show, this is a professionally curated exhibition. You must currently be an enrolled student and have taken an art class within the last academic year to be eligible.

Number of entries

Up to 5 artworks in any medium will be considered.


Please submit digital image/video files labeled like this: Last name_submission1.jpg, Last name_submission2.jpg, Last name_submission3.jpg, etc.

General Information

Aspects, which may be looked at during the jurying process. (However, the juror may bring their own opinion and criteria to the jurying process):

  • Creative expression
  • Demonstrated craft/technique in media
  • Craftsmanship
  • Presentation (neatness, if appropriate)
  • Evidence of problem-solving in artwork
  • Consistent thematic body of artwork or consistent stylistic range in artwork
  • Effective use of form (if applicable)
  • Effective use of color (if applicable)
  • Effective use of time (if applicable)


CM Turner (Richmond, VA) is an independent curator and writer examining culture, communication, ontology, and quotidian experiences through exhibitions and publications.

He holds an Individualized Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art & Exhibition Practices from Goddard College (Plainfield, VT), and a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Cincinnati – College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (Cincinnati, OH), concentrated in Media Arts. He has curated exhibitions for The Carnegie (Covington, KY), the former IRL Gallery, and the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery (both Cincinnati, OH). Turner has spoken on the subjects of video art and Internet culture at Mid-America Print Council and Mid-America College Art Association conferences, and his writings have been published in Report Magazine, AEQAI, and Under-Main.

Important Dates

Artwork Submission
Monday, Feb. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

March 4-April 1, 2022