Guidelines for Student Exhibitions


All majors (undergraduate and graduate) in the Department of Art are invited to participate in the Annual Art Students Exhibition. Works submitted should be previously not shown in the gallery, produced while attending Howard University, and date from the four-year tenure in the Department. The submissions must be exhibition-ready (hanging apparatus included, matted and framed) and in the following categories: Ceramics, Design (General Design, Fashion Design, and Interior Design tracks) Electronic Studio, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.

All group projects must be properly label to accurately credit all who contributed to the creation/production of the project. Group projects that do not list proper credit for all project participants will not be accepted. Group projects will be judged for acceptance into the exhibition but will not be allowed to compete with submissions created by individual artists and designers. Also, no multiple artworks (series) will be accepted. Oversized works must be brought to the attention of the gallery staff before submission. Students are required to obtain the computers and/or dress forms necessary for presentation of their works.  Use of departmental equipment (i.e. computers, monitors) must be approved by, and coordinated with the appropriate Program Area Coordinator. The use of personally-owned, rented or borrowed equipment must be approved by, both the Director of the Art Gallery and the Chair of the Department of Art. If approved, a waiver form must be completed and submitted by the exhibiting artists.

Please observe the following:

ONLY TWO WORKS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED PER STUDENT! Once the dates for the exhibition have been announced, students will be allowed to submit works to the Gallery of Art between 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. as directed. All works must be accepted by Mr. Scott Baker or Ms. Eileen Johnston (works cannot be left in the gallery without being signed in; if they are, the gallery is not responsible). There will be no exceptions to these guidelines—and tardy work will not be juried. Please note that works cannot be submitted to or by professors—only students should submit works for the exhibition.

Exhibition labels must be completed and attached (taped) to the back of each work for proper labeling. Registration forms must be completed and submitted to the gallery staff.

An artist/professional will be invited to serve as judge. Certificates will be given for all first and second place winners (undergraduate and graduate), and honorable mentions. Invitations to the opening reception will be available for pick up in the Gallery of Art prior to the exhibition. The opening reception generally is held on the first evening of the exhibition’s scheduled dates. Please plan to attend and be on time.

Works not selected for entry will be available for pickup at a determined time. The gallery will not be responsible for storage of art works beyond that date. Please heed! Works must be picked up after the close of the exhibit.




The Annual Exhibition for Degree Candidates in the Department of Art or “Senior Show” is a graduation requirement for BFA and MFA degree candidates and optional for the BA candidates. Each student will submit one art work to the Art Gallery office during an announced time in early May. All works should be framed and ready to hang. Identification forms are to be filled out by each student, and place on the back of the art work. Wall labels are to be filled out by each student and submitted to Ms. Johnston. The show will be hung all day on the Thursday before graduation. All participating students are expected to assist. Students are required to obtain the computers and/or dress forms necessary for presentation of their works.