Fall 2017 Student Art Exhibition

The LSC Arts Program would like to announce the 2017 installment of the annual Student Art Exhibition, now moved to the winter season. This exhibition, which is the longest running annual event through the LSC Arts Program, highlights the artistic achievements of CSU’s undergraduate and graduate students while allowing students to showcase their work in a temporary exhibit. Additionally, several pieces may be selected to be purchased for the LSC Art Program’s collection.

An opening reception to showcase art and celebrate participants will take place Tuesday, November 14th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Curfman Gallery.  All CSU students are eligible to enter a variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks for the show, which will take place in the Curfman Gallery November 14th to February 2nd. All forms of media are eligible for submission. Submissions will be due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 25th.

Students may submit up to 5 images and 2 video files completed within the last 18 months. If selected for the exhibition, work must be delivered to the Curfman Gallery by Wednesday, November 1st. Upon drop-off work must be ready to be displayed.

This fall’s juror will be Lynn E. Boland, Ph.D., Director and Chief Curator of the Gragory Allicar Museum of Art. Lynn Boland joined CSU as the director of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in July 2017. He brings more than 20 years of experience in various academic and university museum roles and at many levels, including student intern, development officer, and gallery preparator. Since 2009, he had been the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art and adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Georgia. His publications have received awards from the College Art Association (CAA), the Art Libraries Society (ARLIS), and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), among others. Boland received his undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Georgia and a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in 20th century art.

Submission to this juried exhibition is free to all Colorado State University Students.

Dates to Remember:

Applications due: 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 25th

Opening reception: Tuesday, November 14th, 4:30 to 6:30

Exhibition dates: Tuesday, November 14th – Friday, February 2nd

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


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.


  • 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.


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