Please look for the 85th Annual Student Art Show in February 2020! 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-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


The public is invited to visit the exhibition at the 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 8 through March 18. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 22 from 6 – 8 pm in the 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). 

Calendar of Events

Deadline for online submission of artwork by 11 pm.
Delivery of artwork between 10 am – 4 pm in the Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art. Review guidelines. An entry label, and thumbnail color photo must be attached to the artwork. Also bring copy of email notification to confirm submission.

Shauta Marsh, Juror’s talk in AJ 175 at 5 pm. 
Juror selects artwork from online/delivered submissions.
List of accepted artwork posted outside art office, AJ 401, by 12 noon. Work not accepted must be picked-up from the Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art at 10 am–12 noon. BSU ID required! Work not picked up will be returned to studio area indicated on submission form/label.
Exhibition opens at 9 am in the Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Location: The Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art.
  • Attire: Business Casual/Professional Attire
Exhibition closes at 4 pm. 

Pick up work from the Griner Art Gallery in the School of Art between 1–4 pm. BSU ID required! Artwork not picked up will be returned to studio area indicated on submission form/label.

This Year’s Juror

About Shaunta Marsh

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.

The Student Show Committee is pleased to announce that Shaunta Marsh has accepted the committee’s invitation to be the Juror for the 85th Annual Student Art Show.

Shauta Marsh is a co-founder of Big Car Collaborative, curator, writer, author and researcher. Her research centers around artist-run culture, censorship in red states, popular culture’s influence on the pursuit of utopia, urban/rural relationships and artists’ social roles. Working with artists who use art to bring about social change, she specializes in rapid response exhibitions.

She has curated over 50 exhibits with artists including Carlos Rolón, Saya Woolfalk, Carlo Pope, Jesse Sugarmann, Larissa Hammond, LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Mari Evans, Pablo Helguera, Prince Rama, Scott Hocking, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tony Buba, Toyin Odutola, Tabitha Soren, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Richard Mosse, Wendy Red Star and more.She has served as the Director of Programming for Big Car since opening Tube Factory artspace in March of 2015.

Tube Factory is a 12,000-square-foot museum, social practice art, and Big Car Collaborative studio space. Exhibitions are curated based on the themes of community, place, memory and mythology.

In 2018, after Big Car received a 3 million dollar gift from Lilly Endowment, Marsh was appointed to program a new 40,000 square foot building with three new exhibition spaces and 24 artist studios set to open in 2020. In addition she co-leads the artist housing program, APLR with Big Car CEO, Jim Walker.

She also helps write grants, coordinate public art projects and events via Big Car's placemaking program, Spark Placemaking. In addition, Marsh is a writer for the publication Pattern Magazine. Also, a co-author with Jim Walker, a chapter in the book, "Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice" edited by Cara Courage and Anita McKeown, and published by Routledge.