Big South Undergraduate Research (BigSUR)
Intercollegiate Juried Exhibition
As part of this year's Big South Undergraduate Research Conference, Winthrop University Galleries will be hosting
an Intercollegiate Juried Exhibition in the Lewandowski Student Gallery, McLaurin Hall. The exhibition will run April 2 - 13, 2012
This exhibition will explore research and investigation as it relates to the visual arts. Students from a variety of disciplines
will have an opportunity to display their work and achievements in the fields of art and design in an academic setting.
Additionally, this exhibition will be open to regional students outside of the Big South institutions, including Appalachian State
University, College of Charleston, Davidson College, East Carolina University, Mercer University, UNC Charlotte, USC Columbia, USC Upstate, Wingate
University, and Wofford College. By hosting an intercollegiate exhibition of this nature, a variety of artistic perspectives will be
displayed, and the achievements of students in visual art areas will be celebrated.
Entries due to Winthrop University Galleries (WUG) Jan. 20
Notification of acceptance/rejection Feb. 6
Accepted work due to WUG Feb. 29
Exhibition opens Apr. 2
Award reception/critique Apr. 13
Work returned Apr. 18-20
For questions, email email@example.com
Karen Derksen at
Entries should include the following materials:
+ Entry fee is $5, one work can be entered per student
+ Entries must be received by January 20, 2012
1) Entry form neatly printed or typed, one work can be entered per student.
2) CD which includes:
- 3 images of one work formatted as JPEGs with a resolution of 300 dpi,
with at least one image showing the entire work.
- Word or PDF document with a brief artist's statement.
- These files should be named as follows: lastname_1.jpg, lastname_2.jpg,
lastname_3.jpg and lastname_statement.doc/pdf.
3) Self-addressed envelope with prepaid postage for CD return (if desired).
4) $5 check made out to: Winthrop University Foundation (Galleries)
Mail entries to:
Winthrop University Galleries
126 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
+ Upon jurying the works, artists will be notified by
e-mail of acceptance or rejection no later than
February 6, 2012. Those artists whose work has been
accepted are then responsible for shipping works to
Winthrop University Galleries by February 29, 2012.
+ Maximum dimensions of work may not exceed 4' x 4'
x 3' and weight cannot exceed 75 lbs.
Open to any currently enrolled undergraduate student of the Big South universities and colleges, as well as Appalachian State University,
College of Charleston, Davidson College, East Carolina University, Mercer University, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, USC Columbia,
USC Upstate, Wingate University, and Wofford College. Entries must be original works in any art or design media completed in the past 18 months.
The juror for this exhibition will be Virginia Derryberry, Professor and Chair of the Art Department at UNC Asheville.
Derryberry's work has been shown in venues such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, the London Institute of Art, and the
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Her work is included in the collections of Hartsfield Atlanta International
Airport, the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA, and Nashville International Airport. Derryberry has also received
numerous grants and fellowships, including a residency fellowship from Moulin Ã Nef, in Auvillar, France, in 2004,
as well as an artist fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
Awards and Reception
Awards will be presented at the reception from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 13, 2012. Best in Show ($200) and three
Juror's Choice Awards ($100 each) will be chosen. If an artist wishes to attend the reception, he or she is
responsible to pay the $100 registration fee for the BigSUR symposium. In the event that an award recipient
is not present at the reception, the award will be mailed to the address listed on the entry form.
As part of the BigSURS, there will be a critique of the accepted works on the same day as the reception,
Friday, April 13, 2012. If the artist wishes to attend the critique as well as the reception, he or she
will be responsible to register for the symposium and submit the $100 registration
Artists who fail to do so will not be able to participate in the critique or reception
as these events are part of the larger conference proceedings.
Responsibilities and Disclaimers
+ Work sent to the gallery must be installation-ready. If specific installation materials are needed,
this information should be included with the original entry, and those materials should be included
with the shipped work with clear instructions for installation.
+ The gallery reserves the right to reject any artwork due to inadequate
preparation for installation, or for potential security or public safety issues.
+ It is the responsibility of the artist to ship and insure (if desired)
work to and from the gallery. Work must be packed in reusable containers.
Clear shipping instructions must be included, as well as shipping labels,
FedEx or UPS account number, or prepaid USPS postage.
+ All accepted work will be insured by WUG while on display.