Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Undergraduate Exhibition Prospectus

2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition


Deadline for Entry: February 21, 2018

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 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition. 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition will be on view at (SCENE) Metrospace, an urban gallery in East Lansing, MI from March 23, 2018 through April 27, 2018. Work(s) must be created in non-foundation level studio art and graphic design courses taken in the department during the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018. Awards will be given in the following areas: Ceramics, Comic Arts & Graphic Novels, 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 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition.


Work(s) must be created in non-foundation level studio art course taken in the department during the summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 semesters. Awards will be given in the following areas: Ceramics, Comic Arts & Graphic Novels, Drawing, Electronic Art + Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture.


Toni Pepe is an MSU AAHD Alumnae and a Boston-based artist who teaches at Boston University. Her photographs and installation work address the construction of identity and the performativity of narrative, gender, and memory. Toni is most interested in utilizing photography as a forum for interdisciplinary exploration—she often employs literature, neuroscience, and cinema as source materials for her work. She has exhibited her images throughout the United States and abroad. Toni’s work has been displayed in solo exhibitions at the University of Notre Dame and the Center for Photography Woodstock. In addition, Toni was named a 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program finalist and is currently in the Danforth Museum’s collection as well as many private collections.



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.    Please 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 18 from 12-5PM or Monday, March 19 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.


February 21, 2018                               Deadline for receipt of entries

March 1, 2018                                     Notifications sent by e-mail to all entrants

March 18-19, 2018                              Artwork due to (SCENE) Metrospace

March 23, 2018                                   Exhibition begins and Opening reception

April 27, 2018                                     Final day of exhibition

April 28 & 29, 2017 12-5PM                 Pick-Up of Artwork



Please direct any questions to scene@msu.edu.