“Cross-section” is an online exhibition of work representing the vast array of content, medium, approaches, and influences of Artwork being made by graduate students today. This peer juried exhibition will represent the outstanding and unique art of current international and national graduate students working within the visual studio arts.

Application is closed

The graduate students from UM and MSU will be reviewing applications for the 2020 MFA online exhibition in October, 2020. Please check back in September for more information.


This exhibit is only open to students, both nationally and internationally, currently enrolled in an MFA or MA program in the visual arts. Work must have been completed within the last 12 months.


Any medium is accepted, videos must be 2 minutes or under.

Judging Criteria

Work will be judged based on originality, experimentation, craftsmanship, and usage of medium.


MFA students from the University of Montana and Montana State University: Ryan Caldwell, Stephanie Dishno, Molly Rivera, Darla Pienciak, Alayna Rasile, Cristina Marian, and Sam Gathje.

Entry Fee

No entry fee. Artists may submit up to three entries.


First, Second, and Third Place, Honorable Mentions/Juror’s Awards, some modest cash awards.


Sale inquiries will be directed to the artist of the work via the email provided.

Image requirements

Images should not exceed 3MB and should be in JPG/JPEG format.
Dimensions should be 1024 x 768 at 150 dpi.
Images Should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.
Label image: LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg
Images should be clear and in focus.
They will be displayed ad judged in the same way they are received.

Video Submissions

Videos submissions will only be viewed for the first two minutes. In order to submit a video, it must first be uploaded to YouTube. Please label the video in YouTube as (LastName_FirstName_Title). Video URLs must be emailed directly to the submission email account.

Important Dates

Deadline to submit works: Friday October 25 by 11:59 pm MST
The jury process will be complete by the end of November. We anticipate sending out email the first week of December.
Exhibition opens: December 13th, 2019
Exhibition closes: August 1st, 2020

Please email submissions to:

Please email questions to: and/or