2016 Honors Art Show Call for Submissions

Canvas. Courtesy of the Ferris Honors

Canvas. Courtesy of the Ferris Honors

The Ninth Annual Honors Art Show will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00pm, in conjunction with the Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery and the opening ceremonies of the Big Rapids Festival of the Arts. The Honors art pieces will be displayed in the lobby outside of the Fine Art Gallery. The theme of this year’s show is “Indie Incubator: All About the Vinyl.” Below is a short definition and description of the theme.

“Inspired by the Smithsonian Folkways non-profit record label; “Indie Incubator: All About the Vinyl” is an exhibition exploring ways in which music has transcended barriers. The impetus is the cultural diversity of music and musicians. Indie (Independent is defined as a form of creative endeavor that can be protected through a copyright, trademark, patent, industrial design or integrated circuit topography. Incubator is defined as a company or part of a company that specializes in developing artists and writers. The incubator, Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery, invited numerous artists and students at both Kendall and Ferris to independently create work all about the vinyl.”

Submissions from Honors students can adhere to this theme or not and all forms of art may be entered such as photographs, sculptures, drawings, quilts, knitting, and paintings; let your imagination run free! As in previous years, we will provide one canvas for students that require it. The canvases will be ordered at the beginning of December so students can work on their project over Christmas Break. Judge’s Choice will receive $50 worth of gift certificates and Crowd favorite will receive $50 as well. Your artwork will also be displayed at various locations in the downtown area throughout the festival.

Artwork must be something that you created since the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester. 

Please let us know if you plan on participating whether you will need a canvas or not be emailing the following information to honors@ferris.edu by December 1st.

  • Your Name
  • Size of canvas (If you need one)
  • What you are submitting, if it is not a canvas
  • Title of project (you can give this to us later)
  • How many pieces you are entering (Two submissions are allowed per student but Honors will only purchase one canvas)
  • Explain your work with a brief artist’s statement

Please click here to make your canvas selection. We are purchasing the Traditional 3/4″ Profile Cotton Canvas. We will purchase canvases priced $10.00 and below.