2022 VCUarts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition CALL


Submission Period: 9/5 – 9/19

Exhibition: 11/11 – 12/9

The Anderson and VCUarts are excited to announce the 2022 VCUarts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, November 11 – December 9, juried by Lauren Haynes (Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs, Queens Museum, NY).

The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is open to undergraduate students from all VCUarts Departments, working in any medium or discipline–or combination thereof! See below for the Submission Form.

The Call:
There is no thematic call. Students will self-select and submit their strongest work for the juror’s consideration. While there is no specified theme, works that thoughtfully engage important aesthetic, social, formal and critical issues in contemporary artistic practice are encouraged.

About the Juror:
Lauren Haynes is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Queens Museum. Prior to this, she held curatorial roles at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the Momentary, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Current and recent curatorial projects include Beyond the Surface: Collage, Mixed Media and Textile Works from the Collection and Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now. She served as the institutional curator for Nick Cave: Until and coordinated the first US presentation of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

While the Anderson will serve as the primary hub of the exhibition, off-site, online, and alternative venue projects are encouraged. In such cases, students may be called upon to assist in securing the locations and permissions required to carry out their project. And remember that, in addition to traditional gallery space, the Anderson has an array of exterior and non-traditional interior spaces that can be made available on a case by case basis.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a resume or CV
  • Submit up to 3 works (full instructions on supported file formats are provided on the submission form)
  • Submit an artist statement, up to 250 words, that will help the juror appreciate the meaning(s), material techniques, concepts and/or context of your work

Shipping Work:
While we expect that work will be dropped off in most cases, we understand that students studying remotely may need to ship their work for inclusion in the show. Shipping of works will be addressed on a case-by-case basis following the jurying process. While we anticipate that some funds will be available, we are not yet clear on a shipping budget for the exhibition and whether shipping costs could be covered in all cases. With that in mind, students will want to be thoughtful in considering potential shipping costs when choosing works to submit.

Exhibition Timeline:

  • 9/5 – Submission period opens
  • 9/19 – Submission period closes
  • 10/17 – Selected artists notified
  • 11/11 – Juror lecture, Juror awards announced, & Opening Reception of Exhibition
  • 12/09 – Closing Day of Exhibition

Juror Awards:
A number of scholarship awards including the Dean’s Award, Juror, and department-specific recognitions will be given out. A detailed list of awards will be made available in the coming weeks.

For detailed timeline and instructions please visit the submission form:


About The Anderson:
Formerly known as the Anderson Gallery, the Anderson reopened its doors in 2016 as VCUarts’s student-centric exhibition facility. Focusing on creative engagement and discovery, the Anderson is a laboratory where students can experiment with conceptual and practical strategies of art-making and display.