2019 Student Art Exhibition

The LSC Arts Program would like to announce the 2019 installment of the annual Student Art Exhibition. 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 artwork 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 artworks and celebrate participants will take place Tuesday, December 4th 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 December 3rd to February 8th. All forms of media are eligible for submission. Submissions will be due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 6th.

Students may submit up to 3 images or video files of work completed within the last 18 months. If selected for the exhibition, work must be delivered to the Curfman Gallery on November 11th and November 12th. Upon drop-off work must be ready to be displayed.

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

Dates to Remember:
Applications due: 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 6th
Artwork Drop-off: Monday, November 11th and Tuesday, November 12th 10am to 6pm
Opening reception: Wednesday, December 4th, 4:30 to 6:00pm
Exhibition dates: Wednesday, December 4th – Saturday, February 8th

This year’s jurors are Dr. Yang Wang, an Assistant Professor and Art Historian from CU-Denver’s Department of Visual Art, and Djamila Ricciardi who is the Visitor and Volunteer Services Manager at RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver.

Dr. Yang Wang was the ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Luther College. Her research and teaching focus on the role of Chinese art in establishing global modernism and the international arena of contemporary art. Her ongoing book project, Provincializing National Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1942–1976, examines the confluence of regionalism, neotraditionalism, Cold War politics, and landscape painting in the early People’s Republic of China.

Djamila Ricciardi is a proud Denverite who has a great love for all forms of creative expression. She is a creative thinker with a human-centered approach. Djamila finds fulfillment sharing ideas and working collaboratively with others. Since joining RedLine in 2014, Djamila has had an amazing time getting to know her fellow staff members and fabulous volunteers who make the big dreams of this non-profit art space possible. She believes it is possible for art to have a positive and lasting impact on every individual and that each person and every creative act reminds us of our shared humanity.


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

Applications will be accepted through CallForEntry.org. 



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