Welcome to the Boyden Gallery online submission page! We are thrilled you are interested in submitting your work for one of our juried exhibitions. Below are the active Call for Entries. Please find the exhibition you are interested in, read the submission guidelines and click 'Submit' when you are ready to enter your information.

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Don't hesitate to contact Gallery staff if you have any questions about the exhibitions or the submission process. Thanks for your submission and we look forward to seeing your work!

Cristin Cash, Associate Professor of Art History
Director, Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection

Selwyn Ramp, Exhibition Preparator and Collection Manager

Lena Castro
Education and Outreach Professional Fellow (Class of 2015)

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Young at Art: An Exhibition of Art from St. Mary's County Schools

Young at Art is a celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the visual arts. An outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work produced in St. Mary's County Schools. In this second year, Boyden Gallery invites and encourages students and teachers from all St. Mary's county schools to participate. We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art and media.

This year, art teachers will be asked to submit works by their students for consideration by the juror. The maximum # of submissions are:
  • Elementary & Middle School Teachers: may submit up to 5 artworks for each grade that they teach.

  • High School Teachers: may submit up to 5 works for each course that they teach.

The final number of works exhibited will be determined by the juror and available gallery space, with the goal of being as inclusive as possible.

Work may be in any medium, but must meet the submission guidelines for that medium (see below). Artwork does not have to be installation-ready for submission. All submissions must include at least one well-lit, clearly focused photo of the work.

There is no entry fee. Please fill out one entry form for each submission. Contact information should be for the teacher submitting the artwork. All notifications will come to the teachers.

Submission Deadline is Friday, April 24th at midnight

April 24 - Submission deadline, midnight
April 27 - Selection notifications sent to teachers
April 30 - May 2 - Artwork drop off
May 6-8 - Gallery Staff/MAT exhibition installation, open to accepted students and teachers 11-6pm
May 11, 5pm - exhibition opens, Juror’s talk and Awards Reception
May 31 - exhibition closes
June 1-5 - Artwork pickup

Exhibition Awards

In determining awards, the juror will consider work in 4 class levels - Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. All work selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the following gift card awards:

  • Juror’s Award for Outstanding Work in Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. ($50 First Place, $25 Second Place; two awards at each class level, eight awards total)

  • Juror’s Award for Excellence ($100; one award)

  • Viewer’s Choice Award ($50; determined by audience vote)

The Juror’s Awards will be announced at the opening reception on May 11th. The Viewer’s Choice Award will be announced via email after the close of the exhibition on May 31st.

This year's juror is Michelle Ivette Gomez, MFA - artist and independent curator based in Baltimore, MD.

We are here to help!  Please contact us if you need assistance or have any questions. We look forward to seeing your students' work!

Cristin Cash, Gallery Director

April Ryan, Education Facilitator, Department of Educational Studies, SMCM

Lena Castro, Education and Outreach Professional Fellow



2D Media

Works on paper, including photography, can be submitted unframed, mounted or matted and framed. Edges should be clean, trimmed and even. All pastel and charcoal drawings must be spray fixed. 

Time-based media