2017 Student Art Exhibition

The Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University is excited to announce the 2017 annual Student Art Exhibition. This annual exhibition highlights the excellent achievements of CSU’s finest student artists. Current CSU students (both undergraduate and graduate) can submit up to 5 images and 2 videos (for digital video works, not video of static works). All forms of media are eligible for this exhibition. Artworks must be ready to exhibit upon delivery.

The 2017 Student Exhibition jurors will be Linny Frickman and Maureen Corey! Linny Frickman is the Director of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art here at CSU and Maureen Corey is the Curator of Art at the Loveland Museum and Gallery. 

For more information about Linny Frickman click here.

To learn more about Maureen Corey and the Loveland Museum and Gallery click here.

Applications will be accepted through CallForEntry.org. cURFMAN_ADD HERE BUTTON

Important dates

  • Applications due: midnight of Thursday, March 23
  • Jury dates: March 25, artists informed of status ASAP
  • Artwork drop-off at Curfman Gallery: March 27-29
  • Exhibition dates: 4/11-5/13
  • Opening reception: April 11, 4:30-6:30pm

Media

Original artwork including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, mixed and digital media may be submitted. Two-dimensional works must be ready to hang. Three-dimensional works must be stable.

Click here to learn how to format your images for CaFE.

How to Photograph Your Art

Photographing your artwork is a basic skill that any artist needs to master in this age of technological opportunity. Below are a number of links to some great sources for learning to photograph your work. The most important thing to remember is that you’re representing your hard work and yourself as an artist with these photographs- put some work into the images and it will make a huge difference in the way people receive your work.

Tips

  • You are in control of the image- compose the image so that we see it in the most positive light.
  • Details of important elements within the work can be very important- feel free to include those details as separate images, but usually no more than 2 details per work.
  • You are representing the work with the photograph- don’t try to make the piece something it isn’t with a photograph. Most exhibiting venues will not accept an artwork that looks vastly different than the image.
  • Photoshop is awesome, we know. That being said, don’t do too much post production work on the image- seeing your awesome sculpture in a field of unicorns and kittens will not make the sculpture any more awesome.
  • Use a real camera (not your phone) if you can. Good lenses make for better images.

Links

Dallas Arts Revue – a ton of info, but great basics too.
Great images on a budget – great overall video that gives you the basics and focuses on making great images on a budget.

Great Images on a Budget