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Opportunities For Artists

For Alumni

The Galleries wish to include alumni in our exhibition programming. We offer regular opportunities for alumni to exhibit in solo or group exhibitions in the Oak Room Gallery. To be considered, you must be active in your local art community, have created a high-caliber body of work separate from the work you created at UNC, be willing to give a gallery talk, and have graduated five years ago or longer.

For Community

The Galleries welcome artist proposals for the Oak Room Gallery. Before you submit materials, look around our website and see what we do. The UNC Galleries are constantly evolving, but our general programming sensibilities are innovative, contemporary, and non-commercial.


To Submit

To submit your artwork for review, please send an email with the following:

  • A current artist/curatorial statement and bio per exhibitior. 
  • 6-8 high resolution images of proposed work(s) for exhibition. If you are proposing a group exhibition, these images should reflect each participants' work. 
  • Should the work(s) be site specific or not yet made, a detailed proposal/sketch must be submitted.
  • A didactic text (350 words max) describing the exhibiton's central theme or concept. 
  • Preferred month to exhibit and preferred date for an opening reception (please include a second choice as well). 

UNC Galleries

The Galleries review submissions on an ongoing basis; there is no submission deadline. All submissions must be proposed at least three (3) months prior to preferred exhibiton month. Please, no phone inquiries. We accept PDF digital submissions only. Hard copy submissions will not be returned. 

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2018-2019 Southard Award

Accepting applications beginning September 16, 2018 

The Southard Award is the School of Art and Design’s most prestigious competition. Students submit a written proposal selected for a public presentation of current scholarly research or creative work. The objective for the competitive process is provide students with an opportunity to develop the materials, documentation and conceptual sophistication, needed in order to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC.

                              Learn More About the Southard Awards                            


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