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Call for Entries: 2019 Undergraduate Art Awards

November 20, 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The UNC Department of Art and Art History is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Undergraduate Art Awards. Studio Art Majors are encouraged to enter for a chance to win any of the following scholarships and awards and display work in the spring 2020 exhibition for award recipients:

  • Anderson Undergraduate Studio Art Award, minimum $400
  • Alexander Julian Prize, minimum $500
  • George and Joyce Kachergis Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, minimum $500
  • Penland School of Crafts Scholarship, 2-week summer workshop
  • Jonathan E. Sharpe Scholarship, minimum $500
  • Sculpture Garden Commission (Phase I), $500

For additional award information, please visit Studio Undergraduate Prizes, Awards, Scholarships.

TIMELINE

  • 11/20/19 – APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • 11/21/19 – INSTALLATION OF WORK
  • 11/22/19 – JURIED EXHIBITION
  • 11/25/19 – REMOVAL OF WORK (work must be removed before 8:00 AM on the 25th)

ENTRY PROCEDURES

ENTRY CRITERIA
  • All participants must be currently enrolled Studio Art Majors.
  • Studio Art Minors and students currently studying abroad are not eligible to participate.
ANDERSON AWARD, KACHERGIS SCHOLARSHIP, AND JULIAN PRIZE CRITERIA
  • All participants are eligible for these awards.
  • All participants will be automatically considered for these awards.
SHARPE SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
PENLAND SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
  • Students applying for the Penland Scholarship must be artists who have never attended classes at Penland and who may not have the financial ability to attend a workshop.
  • Students receiving financial aid are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Students not on financial aid may apply by including a Supplementary Statement explaining why they could not otherwise afford to attend Penland.

The online application cannot be saved mid-progess and submitted later. Be prepared to submit the following application materials in one sitting:

SUPPLEMENTARY IMAGES OF ENTRIES

  • You are encouraged to submit optional digital images of your work as part of your application.
  • For applicants who plan to display work at the Art Lab, please provide supplementary images of your work.
  • Cell phone pics will suffice; jurors will reference these images when they meet to evaluate work and select award recipients.

SUPPLEMENTARY STATEMENT FOR PENLAND APPLICANTS

  • In a separate document (download below), please tell us about yourself, your art, and why you are interested in a Penland Scholarship.
  • If you are not receiving financial aid, please provide a narrative about why you would otherwise not be able to attend a summer session at Penland. This information will be used to introduce you to the staff at Penland.
  • If you are applying for the Penland Minority scholarship, please include some information about your minority status. It is the benefactor’s wish to support individuals from demographics typically underrepresented in the student body at Penland. If you have any questions about whether you would qualify, please ask.
  • Please save your file using the following naming conventions, and submit your statement as a Word or PDF file: YourLastName, YourFirstName – Penland Statement

DISTINCT URLS FOR VIDEO OR COMPUTER-BASED WORKS

  • Videos and computer-based entries must be uploaded to a cloud-based platform such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Each computer-based piece you submit must have its own unique URL.

ARTWORK LABELS

  • Your application entries must match the artwork labels that you will affix to your work during installation. You are advised to fill out your labels before starting the application so you can refer to them while completing the entry form.
  • You are allowed to enter a maximum of four pieces. If one of your pieces is composed of multiple separate parts that are meant to be viewed together, the parts in aggregate may constitute a single entry. If you have questions about this, please ask Professor Marzan.

ARTWORK LABELS PENLAND STATEMENT APPLY NOW

DISPLAY SPACES FOR 2-D AND 3-D WORKS

  • Please review the chart below to determine your general installation area and room availability.
  • *To display work in the Art Lab, you must contact Art Lab Manager Pat Day to make arrangements: pday@email.unc.edu
  • **If you would like to submit site-specific work or have other reasons for needing an alternative installation space, please consult with Professor Mario Marzan.
DISPLAY SPACE
RESERVED FOR
AVAILABLE FOR INSTALLATION
216 Hanes Art Center Juniors and Seniors 11/21 @ 5:00 PM – 11/22 @ 8:00 AM – first come, first served
222 Hanes Art Center Juniors and Seniors 11/21 @ 5:00 PM – 11/22 @ 8:00 AM – first come, first served
226 Hanes Art Center First-years and Sophomores 11/21 @ 5:00 PM – 11/22 @ 8:00 AM – first come, first served
Art Lab Clean Room Preference will be given to sculptural works. By advanced reservation only. Contact pday@email.unc.edu.*
2nd Floor Breezeway, Hanes Art Center First-year and Sophomore overflow
2nd Floor Hallway, Hanes Art Center Junior and Senior overflow
Alternative Installation Space By special arrangement only. Contact mmarzan@email.unc.edu**

 
DISPLAY OF VIDEO/COMPUTER-BASED WORKS

  • Work should be uploaded to a web-based platform (e.g. Vimeo) for viewing.
  • In your application, provide a distinct URL for each piece you plan to submit and indicate a 3-minute segment for works longer than 3 minutes.
  • Video/computer-based pieces will not be displayed/installed for jurying purposes. Instead, links to your work will be distributed to jurors for private viewing.

PRESENTATION AND DISPLAY

  • Put the identifying labels included with the application on the wall to the right or just below your work or in an obvious, visible place or on the piece itself. Don’t make jurors hunt for it! You are also welcome to post a brief artist’s statement (max 500 words) somewhere near your work; this can sometimes help jurors understand your intentions. Make sure your name is on any statement.
  • Try to display all of your pieces in one area. Installation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so get it up early, but don’t be a space hog! If your work is large, try to stack it vertically or confine it to an appropriate amount of space rather than stretching across the wall or floor. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR WORK IS CLEARLY MARKED.
  • Show your work to its best advantage. You don’t need to frame 2D work, but care with presentation communicates something about your commitment. Ask faculty for presentation advice, especially for small works.
  • For works installed at the Art Lab, we request that you also provide photographic documentation of the work for reference during the meeting to decide winners. It does not need to be great photography – a simple cellphone snapshot is fine. You can include this in the SUPPLEMENTARY IMAGES SECTION of your application.
  • You are responsible for repairing holes, marks and/or surfaces damaged by the exhibition of your work.
  • Work can be removed any time between 11/22 at 5:00 pm and 11/25 at 8:00 am.
  • Classrooms and overflow areas MUST be cleared of all work before classes start at 8:00 am on Monday, November 25th.
  • Failure to remove work on time will result in disposal of said work.

POST-ENTRY

  • A panel of jurors will review and score submitted artwork on the date of the Art Awards. Over the course of two weeks, Department faculty and staff will process and verify results to ensure fairness and accuracy.
  • The same work may be considered for as many awards as the student is eligible.
  • The Department or Art and Art History reserves the right to award any or none of the available funds.
  • Barring any delays in award processing and verification, winners will be announced on the Department’s Facebook page in December.
  • Award recipients will receive detailed award letters via email in December or January.
  • The University Cashier will be notified of scholarship award winners and will have responsibility for disbursing funds to students. Any scholarships will first credit outstanding debts on the student’s accounts. Any funding in excess of the amount owed will be issued as a residual check and released to the award recipient.
  • Disbursement of award funds generally occurs during the second or third week of January.
  • Winners of the Penland Scholarship will not receive funds. Instead, award recipients will be asked to select their first, second, and third-choice workshop from Penland’s summer 2020 workshop schedule.

Awards recipients will be expected to display work in an exhibition during the spring. Details to follow.

Details

Date:
November 20, 2019
Event Category:

Venue

Hanes Art Center
115 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States