2017 Undergraduate Exhibition

Deadline for Entry: March 6, 2017


Students enrolled in classes at Michigan State University in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design are invited to submit work from their studio art classes to the 2017 Undergraduate Exhibition. 2017 Undergraduate Exhibition will be on view at (SCENE) Metrospace, an urban gallery in East Lansing, MI from March 24, 2017 through April 30, 2017. Work(s) must be created in non-foundation level studio art and graphic design courses taken in the department during the Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. Awards will be given in the following areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Electronic Art + Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture.


Located in downtown East Lansing, MI, (SCENE) Metrospace was founded by the City of East Lansing in 2004, and continues to be operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it’s opening in 2004. In 2015 the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University joined forces to program and operate the space. (SCENE) Metrospace hosts exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.


(SCENE) Metrospace is free and open to the public, with the exception of some special programing. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 1,500 square feet of raw exhibition space in a contemporary urban setting. 




Students enrolled in classes at Michigan State University in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design are invited to submit work from their studio art classes to the 2017 Undergraduate Exhibition.




Work(s) must be created in non-foundation level studio art course taken in the department during the summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 semesters. Awards will be given in the following areas:  Ceramics, Drawing, Electronic Art + Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture.



Dick Goody is an Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Oakland University’s Department of Art and Art History. He also serves as director of the Oakland University Art Gallery and curator of the Oakland University Art Collection. Goody earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education from Middlesex University. Goody’s own paintings have been featured in nine solo shows and over forty group exhibitions in London, New York and Detroit. An OU faculty member since 1994, Goody has taught courses in painting and drawing, as well as historical painting techniques. As director of the OU Art Gallery, Goody has organized more than 60 curatorial projects and curated more than 40 contemporary art exhibitions, writing and editing their accompanying catalogues.






Students are eligible to submit up to three pieces per studio art area. ie three ceramics, electronic art + intermedia, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture. FOUNDATIONS WORK IS NOT ELIGIBLE meaning work made in STA 110 (Drawing I), STA 112 (Art & Design: Concepts and Practices), STA 113 (Color & Design) and STA 114 (3-Dimensional Form) is not eligible for this exhibition.


Detail images should only be included if truly necessary for understanding the nature or quality of the artwork and these files must be named as instructed below.




Please send the a one word doc or pdf listing the Required Entrant Info and Image Data to scene@msu.edu.




1. Your Name: First & Last

2. Address: Street, City, State, Zip code

3. Phone, area code and number

4. E-mail



1.    Pleae indicate your total number of entries:


2.    Entry Information for each piece label in the following manner all saved in one document.


 Entry # ____

Course # or name of course and semester work was made in:



 Size In Inches HxWxD Or Duration If Applicable:


 Sale Price (Or NFS)

 Viewing Link (For Video Entries Only)

 Any Additional Notes about the artwork



(SCENE) Metrospace accepts only e-mailed digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work.   


Digital images can only be submitted by e-mail (send to: scene@msu.edu). Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process.


Entry images must meet the following specifications:


All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones_Mike_1.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc. 


Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename (i.e. Jones_Mike_1_detail1.jpg). If you do NOT include the term DETAIL as part of the filename for any additional, extra, installation, or close-up images supporting your entry these will be counted as additional separate entries and our system will expect a corresponding fee for them. The copy of your entry form sent by email will provide samples for file-naming. 


Information for detail images should NOT be included on the entry form. The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and be exactly 72dpi. This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size but this is only approximate.


Please do NOT submit links to jpeg files (Google Docs or otherwise). Please attach images directly to one or more emails. Multiple emails with separate entries, if required, should include a number in the subject line (1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, etc.). Only video or other extremely large files should be transferred via Dropbox.com or similar service if necessary. 


** Be ABSOLUTELY sure you are sending files at the correct size AND that your email app. does not automatically downsize the attached images when sending. Apple Mail, for example, provides a setting for resizing attachments in the new message composition window. 


Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work. When emailing images, it is preferred that you do not include messages in the body of the email, nor attach anything other than the entry images to the email (no resume, bio, receipts, signature image, or statement). Our system automatically files the attachments of each message without reading notes. If you wish to comment or ask a question you may send a follow up email with no attachments. Any essential information regarding the nature of entries should be included in the notes section for each work on the entry form. Any communications should reference the exhibit title in the subject of the email.




Submitting the entry form indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in the prospectus, that you are reserving spots in our jury, that you will send the entry fee, and that you agree to make your work available should it be selected for exhibit. DO NOT submit an entry form if you cannot follow through.




1. Completed entrant information & image data information formatted as directed (e-mailed to scene@msu.edu )             

2. Digital images formatted as directed (e-mailed to scene@msu.edu)






All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not using good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. All work must arrive will proper hanging hardware, please note any framed two-dimensional work must come with a hanging wire or d-ring hardware. In order to ensure the safety of all work in the space hardware is required. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation and craftsmanship is a must.


Work may be hand delivered on Sunday, March 19 from 12-5PM or Monday, March 20 12-5PM.  Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibition will become property of Michigan State University.





Although all possible care is shown while handling and displaying the artworks, the gallery is not liable for loss or damage. Any special provisions for display of the work (i.e. audio/visual equipment, special hanging hardware, specific lighting, insurance, etc.) are to be provided by the artist.




Michigan State University does not handle the sale of artwork and therefore does not retain a commission from any sales resulting from the exhibition of artwork. Anyone interested in purchasing an artwork will be put directly in touch with the artist unless an artist has indicated that a work is not for sale.




March 6, 2017                               Deadline for receipt of entries


March 13, 2017                             Notifications sent by e-mail to all entrants


March 19-20, 2017                        Artwork due to (SCENE) Metrospace


March 24, 2017                              Exhibition begins and Opening receptions


April 30, 2017                                 Final day of exhibition


April 30, 2017 5-7PM                     Pick-Up hand-delivered work

May 1, 2017 12-5PM



Please direct any questions to scene@msu.edu.