Second annual LibArt exhibition accepting student art submissions through April 16

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Libraries will once again provide students an opportunity to display their artwork in the libraries’ public spaces during the 2012-13 academic year. The second annual “LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries” is a yearlong exhibition organized and sponsored by KU Libraries that offers students the opportunity to participate in an organized show and share their work with thousands of viewers.

Artwork must be submitted online by midnight Monday, April 16. Applicants must complete an online submission where they will upload an image of each submitted work.

All undergraduate and graduate students at KU are eligible to submit up to five works of art for consideration. Two-dimensional art will be considered for physical exhibition, and all varieties of work (including three-dimensional and multimedia work) will be considered for digital display.

Submissions will be evaluated by the LibArt committee, whose membership includes library staff and faculty with art and art history backgrounds. Selections will be made based on artistic merit; the committee’s goal is to select a broad representation of styles, content and media.

“Participants in last year’s exhibition have shared very positive responses about the program," LibArt committee chair Courtney Foat said. “We have heard from many of them that the chance to have their work seen by friends, students and faculty has been the most enjoyable part of the experience.”

Art selected for physical display will be exhibited on the third floors of Watson, Anschutz and Kenneth Spencer Research libraries. Digital displays will be projected in both Watson and Anschutz.

For questions related to the program or submission process, please contact Courtney Foat, LibArt committee chair (785-864-0970 or cfoat@ku.edu).