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

Becky Archer ('16), Education and Outreach Professional Fellow

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Ends on 2/21/2016

47th Annual All Student Exhibition, MARCH 3 – APRIL 1, 2016

The All Student Art Exhibition is an annual celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the visual arts. Each year, an outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work. Boyden Gallery invites and encourages all SMCM students, regardless of year or major (Fall 2015 graduates and continuing education students included) to participate. It doesn’t matter if your work was inspired by a class assignment or a library daydream, as long as you made it, submit it! We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art.

This year's juror is Nancy Proctor, Deputy Director for Digital Experience and Communications at Baltimore Museum of Art, former Head of New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Co-Chair of Museums and the Web.

This year we are accepting submissions online, you do not have to drop off your work at Boyden Gallery unless it is selected.

Each student may submit up to three works for consideration. Artwork can be from any year the student was enrolled at SMCM. Work may be in any medium, but must meet the submission guidelines for that medium (see below). Submitted artwork does not have to be mounted, matted or framed. Artwork must be installation-ready only after it has been accepted for the exhibition. Boyden Gallery will host a matting and framing workshop and assist accepted students with artwork presentation.

There is no entry fee. Please fill out one entry form for each submission. Submission Deadline is Sunday, February 21st at midnight.

ALL submissions must include at least one well-lit, clearly focused photo of the work. Submissions with illegible photos will not be accepted.

February 21, midnight - SUBMISSION DEADLINE
February 24 - Selection notification
TBA - matting/framing workshop for accepted artists
February 24 - 26, 11-6 - Drop off selected artwork at Boyden Gallery
March 3 - Exhibition opens
March 3, 4:30pm - Juror's Talk and Awards Presentation, Attendance is required if work is selected
April 1 - Exhibition Closes
April 4, 12-4 - Pick-up artwork at Boyden Gallery

All Student Art Exhibition Awards

All submitted artwork is eligible for the following cash awards:
  • Juror's Awards for Outstanding Work by first-year, sophomore, junior, senior and continuing students
  • Patty Runco Arts Alliance Award for Excellence in the All Student Exhibition
  • The Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award (sponsored by PNC Bank Leonardtown)
  • Viewer's Choice Award
The juror and a representative from PNC Bank Leonardtown will discuss the selection process and present the above awards at the Awards Reception. The Viewer's Choice Award will be announced after the exhibition closes.

If your work is selected for the exhibition, attendance is required at the Awards Reception. Contact the Gallery at least one day advance if you are unable to attend.

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

Cristin Cash, Gallery Director - clcash@smcm.edu
Selwyn Ramp, Exhibition Preparator - seramp@smcm.edu



2D Media - Framed or unframed painting on canvas or panel are eligible. Works on paper, including photography, must be mounted, matted and/or framed only if accepted for the exhibition. There will be mounting, matting and framing assistance available for accepted students.

Time-based media - Video art; animation; narrative, non-narrative, and experimental film are all eligible. Submissions must include an introductory text or slate with: name, title, run-time, and date. Add 5 seconds of black before the introduction and 10 seconds of black at the end of the film or video. Maximum run-time is 30 minutes. Indicate if video should be displayed on a monitor or as a projection.

Digital Media - Digital media including websites, interactive flash projects etc. are eligible. Please submit either a url where the project is hosted or attach a video or Flash file. Please attach a text file with instructions for opening and navigating the project. Indicate if video should be displayed on a monitor or as a projection.

Sculpture and Installation - Please indicate if sculpture is freestanding or requires wall space. All installations must be submitted with all required components, detailed drawings showing the preferred set up, and a good quality photograph of the installation or mockup/model for jurying purposes. The gallery reserves the right to not accept an installation to the exhibition if it exceeds a reasonable space accommodation within the scope of a group.

Design - Costume, Textile and Set Design are eligible. Include all relevant materials (sketches, models, mock-ups, etc) in your submission. If there are multiple designs for one project, the juror may accept a representative work or works from the series, chosen in consultation with the designer.