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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 102
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: Art & Design
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Annual Student Honors Exhibition
April 6-20, 2018

ONLINE REGISTRATION will Open Monday, March 5th, 8:00 a.m. 
ONLINE REGISTRATION will Close Monday, March 19th, 7:59 a.m.
STUDENTS will be notified on Wednesday, March 28th
ARTWORK must be brought into the Gallery by Monday, April 2nd, 4:00 p.m. 
    (Artwork will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m!)
RECEPTION Friday, April 6th 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    (Scholarships will be awarded at 7:30 p.m)


Online registration for the Student Honors Exhibition is new this year! 
Please register online here.

Important Notes to Students:

  • All Art and Design students are eligible to enter recent work from the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Each student may enter up to four pieces of work, in any medium/media. (Motion graphic submissions must provide a laptop or iPad for gallery showing).
  • Only gallery-quality work will be accepted. Works must be framed under glass or plexiglass (paintings may have wrapped painted edges). Matted works without glass/plexiglass will not be accepted.
  • Students are responsible for getting their own work properly matted and framed. Hobby Lobby has pre-made frames as well as many frame choices available for custom framing. Use the Hobby Lobby app on your smartphone to get 40% off one item anytime, or check online to look for their periodic 50% off frames sale.
  • Artwork may be alternatively installed in the gallery, which could include pinning, nailing, and magnets. Please work with your major advisor for proper professional installation procedures if you feel your work will need an alternative or non-traditional presentation.
  • Any work requiring special display or hanging (such as hanging sculpture or installation pieces) must be approved by the Chair or Gallery Director per the Moss-Thorns Gallery guidelines.
  • Scholarships: Eligible students are Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (who have at least one semester of classes remaining). Graduating seniors are not eligible for scholarships but are able to receive an Honorable Mention Award. If eligible for a scholarship, please check the box on the registration form. Scholarships will be awarded at 7:30 p.m on opening night. Winners do not have to be present at the opening reception; however, all winners will need to 'accept' the scholarship in TigerTracks (under Online Services on the Financial Aid Tab) after it has been added to your account by the Scholarship Office.
    • (20) $200 Student Honors Scholarships
    • (3) $1,000 Fields Scholarships

Exhibition Jurored by Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting and then went on to complete his MFA in Printmaking from Wichita State University. During his time with WSU, Wilson served as an instructor and Gallery Director at the Clayton Staples Memorial Gallery. Wilson is the recipient of many awards and honors including Governor’s Artist, a Kansas Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in fine arts using the Printmaking medium. Wilson’s works have been shown in national exhibitions, one person exhibits and he has received numerous awards in juried shows throughout the nation. Wilson currently resides in Wichita, KS where he owns and operates a frame shop, art gallery and home studio.


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