Call for Student Art
- This theme is meant to inspire students to respond to the current political climate toward 2SLGBTQIA+ students and young adults.
- Facing limiting legislation, book bans, harassment and more, students say they are being “erased” from the U.S. education system.
- Artists’ Alley encourages you to be creative with your interpretation of the theme!
- For context, read more here.
- All submissions must be 2-dimensional wall art. We accept any medium, e.g., photograph, painting, collage, mixed media
- Artwork must address the theme of “Resist Erasure”
- All submissions must be an original artwork created by the student artists, but may borrow images, e.g., a collage made of magazine photos
Deadline to Submit:
August 31, 2023
September 11, 2023
September 21 to December 6, 2023
September 28, 5 to 7 PM
- College and high school students
- Students must be enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Parkland College or any surrounding area high schools
- All applications will be reviewed and selected by a Jury.
- Artists’ Alley reserves the right not to select all submissions.
- If your submission is selected to be part of the exhibit, you will be required to sign an authorization form.
- Artists will receive notification of their selection status within 2 weeks of submission.
- Artwork will be loaned to Artists’ Alley for a period of 6 to 12 weeks.
- Artwork will be displayed in Artists’ Alley, located in the lobby of McKinley Foundation at 410 E. Daniel Street in Champaign.
- Complete and submit the attached application
- Up to 3 entries per student, title and short written description of each entry
- Up to 3 images per entry, minimum 72 dpi resolution
- Email digital submissions in a single PDF to email@example.com or upload to Google Drive
- Please do not send actual artwork unless contacted by McKinley staff
- Kadin Henningsen, Foundation and Owner, Meanwhile…Letterpress
- Martha Mills, President Emeritus, Uniting Pride Center
- Anna Peters, Co-owner, Art Coop
- Hilary Pope, Co-owner, Art Coop
- Amy Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum
- Sam Smith, Community Engagement, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts