Staff invited to submit work for Campus Art Walk

LAWRENCE — An exhibit featuring art created by University of Kansas staff and faculty is planned for Sept. 28 in conjunction with KU's second annual Campus Art Walk event. The show will be organized by Andy Foat, a member of the Campus Art Walk planning committee, and the selected works will be displayed in the second floor rotunda of Strong Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

Any current KU staff or faculty member is encouraged to submit images of up to three works of original two-dimensional art for consideration. Applicants should e-mail Andy Foat with a digital image and description of each submission, including the work's title, medium and dimensions, as well as any statement the artist chooses to include. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

Foat will coordinate the evaluation process, and selections will be made based on artistic merit and with a goal of representing a broad variety of styles, content and media. Consideration will also be given to the logistical needs for display. Artists will be notified of the selection Sept. 24, and selected works should be delivered ready for display to Strong 223 by 5 p.m. Sept. 26. Staff will prepare the display Sept. 28, and the art will be available for pickup in Strong 223 beginning Oct. 1.

Strong Hall's exhibit will be one of many sites featured along the Campus Art Walk. Other participating locations include Anschutz Library, the Art and Design Building, Dyche Hall, Lippincott Hall, the Kansas Union, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Spencer Museum of Art, Stauffer-Flint Hall, the Underground at Wescoe and Watson Library. Additional details about the Campus Art Walk are available at www.ku.edu/artwalk.

Most participating sites plan to feature works by student or professional artists. “This exhibit should help complete the spectrum by highlighting art produced outside of one's 'day job,'" says Foat. "A number of KU employees are artists apart from their careers on campus, and this display attempts to offer a glimpse of the creativity their colleagues may not have seen.”

Foat works as an administrative associate in KU’s Office of Risk Management and Compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communication/illustration from KU and pursues freelance work himself.

For questions related to the exhibit or submission process, please contact Foat at 785-864-6201.