Prospectus

Here, There, and Nowhere

“Here, There, and Nowhere” 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.

Deadline to submit works: Sunday, October 30 by 11:59 pm MST

The graduate students from UM and MSU will be reviewing applications for the 2022 MFA online exhibition in November, 2022.

Application is Open

Eligibility

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 since enrolled in your graduate program.

Media

Any medium is accepted, only the first 2 minutes of video pieces will be reviewed by jurors in the initial selection process.

Judging Criteria

Work will be selected based on originality, relevancy, craftsmanship, and usage of medium. 

Jurors

MFA students from the University of Montana and Montana State University: Dagny Walton, Shannon Webb, Drake Gerber, Erica Hitzman, Eric Jensen, Melanie Moralez, Myung Ahn and Rebecca Madsen.

Entry Fee

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

Awards

First, Second, and Third Place will receive modest cash awards. Juror’s Choice Awards will be highlighted.

Sales

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 300 dpi.

– Label image: LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg

– Images should be clear and in focus

Video Submissions

– Video submissions will initially be juried for the first two minutes
– Upload your video via YouTube or Vimeo
– Label the video in YouTube/Vimeo as (LastName_FirstName_Title)
– Video URL must be submitted in the application

Optional Text

It is optional for an applicant to include a brief artist statement, written explanation of concept, process or description, please no longer than 350 words.

Important Dates

Deadline to submit works: Friday October 30 by 11:59 pm MST  

The jury process will be complete by the middle of November. We anticipate sending out acceptance and rejection emails by November 20.

Exhibition opens: November 21, 2022


*note: Applicants will receive an email stating that the submission was received within three days. If you do not receive an email, please resubmit your application.

Application is Open

Please email questions to:  drake.gerber@umontana.edu