Student Activities Center

Student Juried Exhibits

Studies in Creativity Exhibit Entry Information


This exhibit is open to Iowa State University students of any major.  Artwork must be original and not previously accepted into past Studies in Creativity, Apex or Focus exhibits. A total of three works, either 2D or 3D, may be submitted. 

Entry Information

Submit entries online at You will need to create an account before uploading your submissions. It is a good idea to create your profile early, and not on the day you submit your artwork. That way if you have any issues, you have some time to get it figured out. Click on the YouTube video below for a tutorial.


Entries must be uploaded by Wednesday, September 23. No late entries will be considered.

Selection by Juror & Notification

The juror for this exhibit is TBA. Artists will receive a notification e-mail by October 1. 

Preparation of Entries

Artwork must be presented in “ready to install” condition. All 2D artwork, with the exception of paintings on canvas, must be framed. Two-dimensional artwork must have a secure hanging wire across the back. Saw-tooth and other hanging devices will not be accepted. Fiber pieces must have appropriate casings and rods for hanging.  

Accepted artwork not accurately depicted in the entry may be rejected by the Gallery Coordinator at the time of the exhibit installation. The Gallery Coordinator may also refuse to accept or exhibit objects that are improperly prepared for display. 

Artwork Drop-Off

Accepted artwork may be delivered on Sunday, October 11 from 1-4pm or Monday, October 12 from 10am-1pm to the Art Gallery, room 1568 on the first floor of the Memorial Union. If you are unable to deliver at the designated time, you may make arrangements in advance with Letitia Kenemer for an early drop-off. No late artwork will be included in the exhibit.

Accepted artwork must remain in the possession of the Memorial Union for the duration of the exhibit. 


The juror will determine Best of Show, Merit and Honorable Mention award winners.  Awards will total $375 - one $100 Best of Show, three $75 Merit Awards and two $25 Honorable Mentions. The Memorial will select a Purchase Award winner. This artist’s piece will be purchased by Memorial Union for inclusion in our Permanent Collection of art. Only pieces that are for sale will be considered for this award.

Exhibit & Reception

The exhibit will be held in the MU Art Gallery October 19 – November 15. Hours are Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 1-4pm. A public reception will be held the first week of October, date TBA. T All artists are encouraged to attend, even if your artwork wasn't chosen for this show. Please invite family, friends and your professors.
Face coverings and social distancing are required in the Memorial Union.


Artists may choose the "Not for Sale" option or indicate a sale price. The MU receives a 20% commission on all artwork sales.


Submission to this exhibition constitutes acceptance of stated conditions. The Memorial Union reserves the right to photograph accepted work for publicity and/or inventory purposes. All entries will be handled in a professional manner. Insurance will be provided while artwork is in the possession of the MU and will cease on November 15, 2020. Coverage is limited and is at the discretion of the Memorial Union. 

Artwork Pick Up

Artwork may be picked up from the exhibit on Sunday, November 15 from 4-6pm or Monday, November 16 from 10am-noon. Unclaimed artwork will become property of the Iowa State Memorial Union.


Any questions regarding the exhibit may be directed to Letitia Kenemer, MU Fine Arts Coordinator.

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