Call for Entries

Swirled circle. Text: Circling Round. Call for Student Art. Outside the Box. Submission Deadline October 15, 2018 for Spring 2019 Student Response Exhibition

Spring 2020 Student Response Exhibition

Miami University Art Museum ~ January 26-May 15, 2020

Deadline: October 14, 2019

For questions, please contact Jason Shaiman at


Circling ‘Round

A circle is a shape that has many connotations. We see it in the form or shape of the Earth, a ring, a ball, a pearl, a pipe, and other round objects.

Question: What else can a circle represent? How can you interpret the form and function of a circle? Does it have different meanings based on historical, cultural, religious or scientific relevance?

In this sixth juried Student Response Exhibition, Miami students are called upon to present unique and diverse commentaries on what constitutes a “circle.” Interpretations are subject to the student’s personal perspective, major/minor, culture, age, experiences, etc. Be creative! Selected works in this juried competition will be on display at the Miami University Art Museum as one of the three semester-long exhibitions (January 26-May 15, 2020).


Submissions are open to all Miami students. Original forms of expression, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, prints, jewelry, music, videos, computer interactives and poetry are encouraged. Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 14, 2019. Jury-selected works must be delivered to the Art Museum by Friday, November 15, 2019. All works must be framed and ready to hang, or include any specialized display mounts. The Art Museum will provide display cases for 3D works, and a limited number of computers and DVD players with monitors for videos and computer interactives.

Submit Your Entry

Cash Awards

Cash prizes will be awarded to the best three works in the exhibition: $500 (1st), $250 (2nd) and $100 (3rd). First, second and third place winners will be decided by crowdsourcing, where votes will be cast by fellow students and visitors to the exhibition. An award ceremony will be held later in the Spring 2020 semester to present the cash awards.

Requirements and Specifications

Participants are permitted to submit up to three (3) works for the juried process in developing the final selection of creative and innovative objects to be displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at the Miami University Art Museum January 26-May 15, 2020.

This completed form must be submitted no later than Monday, October 14, 2019. Be sure to note any specific installation information in the "Additional Information" field, such as proximity to electrical outlet, pedestal/display case, etc. Please provide specific explanation of medium for accuracy of information used in the production of the object labels, should your work be selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Images must be uploaded using this Submission Form. Digital images of your submitted works for the selection process should be at least 300 dpi and 4x6 (no larger than 8x10 inches). For video and audio files, please submit the highest audio and video quality.

Participants will be notified by email no later than Friday, October 25, 2019 if his/her work(s) are selected for the exhibition. The jury-selected works must be delivered to the Miami University Art Museum no later than Friday, November 15, 2019. All A/V, computers and any other electronic equipment required for installation of artwork is the responsibility of the creator. Framing or specialized mounts needed for display of work is the responsibility of the creator. All hanging works must be ready to hang with appropriate wire or other hardware.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Jason Shaiman, Curator of Exhibitions
Miami University Art Museum
801 S. Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2241