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LibArt seeks student art submissions for third annual exhibition; deadline is April 15

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries" is a year-long exhibition organized and sponsored by KU Libraries which offers students the opportunity to display their artwork in the Libraries’ public spaces.

All undergraduate and graduate students at KU are eligible to submit up to five works of art for consideration. Two-dimensional art will be considered for physical exhibition and all varieties of work (including three-dimensional and multimedia work) will be considered for digital display.

Applicants must complete an online submission form on the LibArt website where they will upload an image of each submitted work. The submission deadline is midnight on Monday, April 15. The LibArt committee, whose membership includes library staff and faculty with art and art history backgrounds, will evaluate submissions and notify applicants of the results via email by April 25.

Selections will be made based on artistic merit; the committee’s goal is to select a broad representation of styles, content and media. Artists whose work has been selected will be asked to deliver their pieces "ready for display" (matted, mounted or framed with hanging wires or fixtures) by May 17. Committee members will manage the hanging and labeling of art in the exhibition.

Art selected for physical display will be exhibited on the main levels of Watson, Anschutz and Spencer Research Libraries. Digital displays will be situated Watson and Anschutz Libraries.

Works selected for physical display will remain in place through the duration of the exhibition period (August 2013 through May 2014). KU Libraries staff will contact artists to arrange for pick-up of work in May of 2014.

For questions related to the program or submission process, please contact Courtney Foat, LibArt committee chair, at 785-864-0970 or

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