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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.

  • Application Opens: Monday, Nov. 7, 2022
  • Application Closes: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
  • Selected Students Contacted via Email: Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 26 – Feb. 16, 2023
Closing Reception: Thursday, Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Application Process

Upload images by Monday, Nov. 21. NO LATE ENTRIES. The artwork(s) and image list must be uploaded by the deadline above to be considered in the jurying process.


An outside juror will review submitted artworks from NKU art and design 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 3 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)
Ian Hersko

Guest Juror

Ian Hersko is an artist, educator, and curator living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in both the studio and liberal arts and has a personal interest in critical theory. Hersko is also the founder and operator of Rainbow, a queer and trans focused gallery and project space in Cincinnati. In his own artistic practice, Hersko creates multimedia installations and objects that contemplate touch, loss and anti-monumentalism. Before becoming an educator, Hersko worked in social work, which informed his approach to teaching and community building.