2021 Student Art Exhibition

The LSC Arts Program in the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University seeks student entries for the annual Student Art Exhibition. The deadline to submit is 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. Applicants must be current Colorado State University students and their submitted artworks must have been completed within the last 18 months. All visual media are welcome.

The LSC Arts Program would like to announce the 2021 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.  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 February 22nd to April 7th, 2021. All forms of media are eligible for submission. Submissions will be due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Students may submit up to 5 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 February 15th and 16th. Upon drop-off work must be ready to be displayed.

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

For more information about how to enter and photograph artwork for the exhibition visit the LSC Art’s web page at: lscarts.colostate.edu

Dates to Remember:

Applications due: 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 3rd

Artwork Drop-off: February 15th and 16th, times TBD

Exhibition dates: February 22nd to April 7th


This year’s jurors are Jaime Carrejo and Ana Maria Hernando.

Jaime Carrejo is a multi-discipline artist and his projects involve painting, sculpture, video, and immersive installations that use layered materials. Carrejo considers the layering of materials and imagery pivotal in exploring the collision of multi-hybrid identities and alterity that form complicated relationships.

He received his B.F.A from the University of Texas El Paso in 2001 and M.F.A. from the University of South Florida in 2007. His work is featured in periodicals, such as The New York Times, Art Forum, and Hyperallergic. Selected exhibitions include Waiting, Museum of Contemporary art Denver (2021),  If once we ever where, Black Cube (2020), Border/Land, El Paso Museum of Art (2018), Making Change, Museum of Design Atlanta (2018), Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2017), among others. Jaime is currently chair of Fine Arts and Foundations at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and is a featured artist in the Octopus Initiative by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

Ana María Hernando, originally from Argentina, works and lives in Colorado and France. She is a multidisciplinary artist, with a passion for calling forward lightness in us. She is interested in making the invisible visible, and considers the balance between the material and the transcendent, devotedly exploring the sacred feminine through women’s rich histories, their daily lives and relationship to hand-worked textiles and wares. In her installations, Ana includes the work of women from around Latin America, from embroideries of cloistered nuns in Buenos Aires, to the weavings and wares of Peruvian women from the mountains.

She has a BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, and studied at the Museum School in Boston, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes P. Pueyrredón and has a BA from the Profesorado Eccleston in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Solo shows include the MCA Denver, the Tweed Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Bmoca in Boulder, CO, the International Center of Bethlehem in the West Bank, the Oklahoma Contemporary, the Marfa Contemporary, Denver Botanic Gardens, CU Art Museum, and the Chateau de la Napoule, France. She has done temporary public art for the City of Boulder and ReCall for Redline at the Land Library, in collaboration with poet and musician Kenneth Robinson. She is also a poet and translator, and has performed with Robinson their poetry in English and Spanish. Ana María has printed through the years with master printmaker Bud Shark of Shark’s Ink in Lyons, Colorado, just completing the last pair of lithographs in December of 2020. In the Summer of 2019 Ana María made a temporary billboard made out of tulle for Downtown Denver, Colorado. She has received the Prix Henry Clews 2020 from La Napoule Art Foundation, and has spent 2020 working and having a major solo show at the foundation’s gardens and buildings in France. She is also working towards a solo show for the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for 2021.

Undomes(cated), a documentary about her work by Amie Knox from A bar K Productions premiered in May of 2018. Her work has been included in several publications, is in several collections, and in 2017 CU Art Museum published a full catalogue dedicated to Ana’s work.


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.


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