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2021 VCUarts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

September 15, 2021 12:00 pm - September 24, 2021 6:00 pm Free
UJE Call


The Anderson
907 1/2 W Franklin St.
Richmond, Virginia, 23220
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The Anderson VCUarts

Submission Period: 9/15 – 9/24

Exhibition: 11/12 – 12/9


The Anderson and VCUarts are excited to announce the 2021 VCUarts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, November 12 – December 9, juried by Jennie Goldstein (Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC).

As in recent years, the 2021 exhibition will be organized around a juror-generated call and submissions will be received electronically, via Google Form. We remind you that the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is open to undergraduate students from all VCUarts Departments, working in any media or discipline – or combination thereof! Students may submit existing work, but are also strongly encouraged to create new works in response to the call.


The Call:
Open Call, the theme will be determined by the work received.


About the Juror:
Jennie Goldstein is assistant curator at the Whitney Museum where she works closely with the permanent collection. She has collaborated on large-scale exhibitions including Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection (2016) and Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960 (2017-18), and is co-curator of An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017 (2017-18).
She has also curated collection displays of works on paper by Glenn Ligon and video works by Rosa Aiello, Tala Madani, and Amy Sillman. While pursuing her doctorate in art history at Stony Brook University Jennie worked in the Whitney’s Education department as a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow. She also holds a BA in art history from Oberlin College.


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 up to 3 works that engage and respond to the call in innovative and compelling ways. (full instructions on supported file formats are included below)
-Submit a resume or CV.
-Submit an artist statement under 500 words explaining your interpretation of the call and how it is reflected in 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:
9/15 – Submission period opens
9/24 – Submission period closes
10/22 – Selected artists notified
11/12 – 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:



Questions can be directed to: theanderson@vcu.edu.


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.