USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

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2023 Juried Student Exhibition

March 9 – 25, 2023


Artwork drop-off dates: February 22 – 24, 2023

Exhibition opening: March 9, 2023, 6 – 8 PM

 Open to students across all majors at the University, the Juried Student Exhibition fosters student preparation for professional art settings and processes, provides feedback from art professionals in the community, and exposes their work to a wide range of viewers.  

Donations allow us to make this exhibition possible. Your gift supports a fund for student prizes and juror honoraria. Please consider giving to the Art Gallery today. 


Information for student submissions:

Artwork from all majors in all media — e.g., painting, photography, sculpture, video, drawing, etc. — is welcome for submission. All sizes are welcome. You may submit up to three works. Work may be from any time period. The only work that is prohibited are pieces that were submitted to previous Juried Exhibitions at USM.

For a chance to have your artwork in the exhibition, please:

  • Fill out this Google Form
    • You must be signed in to your USM account to use the form.
    • You may submit up to three works. Please use three separate forms to do so.
  • Ensure your artwork is ready to hang.
    • For 2D pieces
      • It is strongly recommended and preferred that you frame your work.
      • All frames must be wired/have clips or cleats for hanging.
      • If not framed, canvases must be wired across the back.
      • Some works on paper may be hung using magnets. 
      • The Art Department will have a matting workshop in the Spring Semester.
    • Sculptures must be steady and not easily tipped.
  • Drop off your work at the Art Gallery between 9 AM and 5 PM on February 20, 21, or 22nd

Not sure how to present your work? Attend a Framing and Presentation Workshop, put on by the USM Art Department. 

Still not sure? Reach out to Kat Zagaria Buckley before the deadlines above, and she will work through a plan with you. Please note the Art Gallery cannot provide frames or framing supplies, but Kat can consult with you on large and digital work displays.

You will be notified if your artwork is included in the show after February 24. Artwork not selected must be picked up from the Gallery by February 28.

This show will open on March 9, 2023, and runs through March 25. If your work is accepted to the exhibition, it will be expected to be in the Gallery on display for the exhibition's entirety.

See the winners of the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition.