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It's time for the 89th Annual Student Art Show! The School of Art’s Annual Student Show displays artwork produced by students during the past year and gives students the opportunity to participate in a professional exhibition where a qualified juror selects artwork and artistic awards of distinction.

Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 
10AM - 4PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

ADMISSION IS FREE

The public is invited to visit the exhibition at the The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery, located just off the Atrium Food Court in AJ 101 in the Art and Journalism Building.

This year’s exhibition will be open from February 14 through March 14. The reception will be Saturday, February 24 from 6PM – 8PM in The Ned and Gloria Griner Gallery.

Information for School of Art students

This art show is managed as a professional exhibition. Students interested in participating in this year's exhibition should download the full version of the prospectus (includes entry labels). You will first need to apply online for each work of art and make payment via CASHNet. You will receive an email for each submitted work that includes a confirmation number (receipt number to include on entry label). Include this number when submitting your artwork!

Calendar of Events

Deadline for online submission of artwork by 11PM.

Delivery of artwork submitted online between 10am–4pm to The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art. Review guidelines: an entry label, and a thumbnail color photo must be attached to the artwork. Also, bring a copy of the email notification to confirm online submission.

Juror’s talk in AJ 176 at 5pm.  

Juror selects artwork from online/delivered submissions.
Notification of jurying results. List of accepted artwork posted outside are office, AJ 401, by 10am. Work not accepted must be picked-up from The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art between 10am-2pm. BSU ID required! Work not picked up will be returned to studio area indicated on submission form/label.
Exhibition opens at 10am in The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art.
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony 6–8pm The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art. Business Casual/Professional Attire. 
Exhibition closes at 4pm.

Pick up work from The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art between 10am–2pm. BSU ID required! Artwork not picked up will be returned to studio area indicated on submission form/label.

This Year’s Juror

Brian Hitselberger

Brian Hitselberger is an artist and writer working in multiple media as well as an educator who has taught in a variety of contexts. His installations, paintings and works on paper explore a variety of themes that shift between subjects and perspectives alternately intimate and immense – occasionally within the same piece. Working in series, his modestly-scaled paintings and drawings employ detailed mark-making, dense layering and unexpected relationships between form, content and material, yielding works that position speculation over resolution and strive for optimism without simplicity. Recent subjects include sleep and dreaming, hate speech, drag queens as spiritual healers, queer magic and social distancing. His artist books and publications bring together research interests and imagery alongside his critical and personal writing.

His work has been exhibited widely with recent solo exhibitions at {Poem88} Gallery in Atlanta, the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Open Gallery at Montgomory College, the University of the South, and the University of North Georgia. Recent group exhibition venues include the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum in Georgia, the Catapult Gallery in Missouri, the Hambidge Center for the Arts and the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. His work was included in the 2019 Current Art Fair in Richmond, Virginia with the Linda Matney Gallery and included in the 2017 Artfields festival in South Carolina.

His reviews and critical writing have appeared online and in print in a variety of publications including BURNAWAY, floromancy, ArtsCritic ATL and the Flagpole. His artist books are in the collections of Yale University, the New York Public Library and various other special collections. His printed work can be found at Quimby’s in Chicago and Printed Matter in New York.

He has received residencies at the Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, the Hub City Arts Initiative, the Hambidge Center for the Arts and the Lyndon House Arts Center. He has received funding for his work through the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Willson Center for the Humanities, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. His work is represented by {Poem88} Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

As an educator, Brian has taught workshops and continuing education classes for over 15 years. Initially working with children and young adults in after-school programs, he began working with non-profit organizations as a teaching artist in 2006 through the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and with Young Audiences of Louisiana. He has worked as a visiting artist with the Georgia Governor’s Honors program, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Converse College, North Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, the University of the South, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the MFA Program for the University of Georgia, among others. From 2015-20, he worked as an instructor in the Studio Series at the Georgia Museum of Art, where he designed courses and projects based on the museum collection and exhibitions programming. From 2012-2018, he was an Assistant Professor of Art at Piedmont University (formerly Piedmont College), and from 2018-2020 he was an Associate Professor of Art at Piedmont. During his time at Piedmont, he organized and led study-abroad sessions for art students to Paris, Spain and Rome. In 2019, Brian worked with Rebecca Brantley to co-curate Monologue, a museum survey exhibition of contemporary printmaking for the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest, Georgia.

How is the juror selected?

The Student Show Committee selects the juror for the exhibition each year. The committee invites nominations each Fall semester from the school’s faculty.