/tran(t)sˈplant/ move or transfer (something) to another place or situation, typically with some effort or upheaval.


This is an online exhibition of current national and international graduate students working within the visual studio arts. We have a collective experience as graduate students, though vary from school to school. Initially, the experience of graduate school is similar to a plant being uprooted. Students leave their previous environment, and learn to establish new roots and adapt in order to thrive. With this comes new questions, new answers and new ideas. This exhibit will present the excellent work being produced by graduate students today and reflect our shared experience.


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, excellence, experimentation, craftsmanship, and usage of medium.


MFA students from the University of Montana: Ryan Caldwell, Stephanie Dishno, Danielle Lagoy, Molly Streiff, Darla Pienciak

Entry Fee

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


Modest cash prizes will be awarded


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

Image requirements

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

Video Submissions

No video should exceed two minutes in length. 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: March 28th by 11:59 pm MST
Notifications by email: April 12th, 2018
Exhibition opens: April 15st, 2018
Exhibition closes: February 10, 2019

A public viewing of the online exhibition will take place at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

The applicant will receive an email saying that their images / video was received within three days of submission. If you do not get an email – it means the submission did not go through and please try again.

Please email questions to: