As graduate students we are experiencing a unique time in our lives; it is a time of transition, inquiry, artistic growth, intense creation and struggle. It is in this period we are surrounded and nurtured by faculty and peers. But in today’s world that community can be distant and make us often feel alone. This exhibit represents the excellent work being produced by graduate students today and reflects our shared experiences through these crazy times.

Submissions now closed, next exhibition opportunity October 2022.

The graduate students from UM and MSU will be reviewing applications for the 2021 MFA online exhibition in October, 2021.

Application is Closed


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 24 months.


Any medium is accepted, videos will be juried by the first 2 minutes only.

Judging Criteria

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


MFA students from the University of Montana and Montana State University: Myung Ahn, Serge Ballif, Austin Navrkal, Heather Schroeder, Susan Sinitiere, and Angela Yonke.

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 5MB and should be in JPG/JPEG format.

– Dimensions should be 1024 x 768 at 300 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 as judged in the same way they are received.

Video Submissions

Video 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: Sunday October 24, 2021 11:59pm MST  

The jury process will be complete by early November.

The exhibition will be viewed on and on
The exhibition opens: November 15, 2021 and closes October 1st, 2022.

Please email questions to: