Archive for the ‘CSU Student Art Show’ Category

The Importance of Presentation

March 8, 2017

Please read these jurors’ statements about a past Student Art Show. While they both point out the strength of the photography work, they were really down on the overall presentation and lack of craftsman ship in the work submitted. While this has been less of an issue in more recent exhibitions.

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PDF: Jurors presentation


Student Art Show: Call for Entries

March 28, 2016


Drop-Off times:
Wed, Apr 20 and Thu, Apr 21, 10am – 4pm
The Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Ave.

A juried exhibition of works in all media by CSU students organized by SOFA. All CSU students from all colleges, including graduate students, are eligible to submit works of art for selection and to compete for awards and prizes. The jurors are chosen by SOFA.

Students may submit up to four works in any medium. Work must be ready to hang, matted and/or framed. Work must have been completed within the last year. All work will be sold as displayed.

Matting Demo!!!

March 5, 2015



We invite and implore you to attend this matting demonstration lead by the one and only, Professor Mark Slankard over spring break!!!!!!

Monday, March 9, 5pm
Middough Building, ROOM 221

It will be FUN!!!

This is a great opportunity learn how to ready our artwork for the 44th Annual Student Art Show. Join on the Facebook Event Page.

Remember what Eleanor Catton always said: “A trip to the picture framer’s, with a selection of prints, is the most joyous outing I can imagine. I’ve spent more money on framing than on anything else I own.”

Sponsored by: SOFA, The Student Organization of Fine Art

Call for Entries: CSU Student Art Show

February 19, 2015


Drop-off: Wednesday, March 18th and Thursday, March 19th, 10am to 4pm in the Art Gallery.

Drop-off up to 4 pieces in any medium. Work must be ready to hang (matted and/or framed, etc.) and completed within the last year. All work will be sold as displayed.

All CSU students are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions see Tim in the gallery or call 216-687-2103.

Visit the Student Art Show Call for Entires Event Page on Facebook.

Organized by the Student Organization of Fine Art (SOFA).

Frames Available from Gallery

February 11, 2015

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The Galleries at CSU has frames available for sale to students for cheap. The frames range from 17″x14″ to 57″x46″, and are available for between $20 –  $50. Get in quick for the best selection. Frames are yours to keep, but are intended for use in the upcoming Student Art Show.

Student Art Show

The Student Art Show drop off will be Wed, Mar 18th and Thu, Mar 19th from 10am – 4pm in the gallery. Drop off up to 4 pieces in any medium. Work must be ready to display (ie. matted and/or framed for most 2D work). Work must have been created within the last year.

Call Tim in the gallery if you have any questions: 216.687.2103.

Wade Gagich in The Cauldron Newspaper

April 8, 2014
Best of show

Here it is again. Wade Gagich’s Best of Show, Tongue & Nails.


Not many people can walk into their local Walmart, purchase a $22 raw cow’s tongue and become inspired to create award-winning art.

Wade Gagich, a junior Photography major at Cleveland State University, is the kind of person who can…

Read the article in CSU’s The Cauldron Newspaper.

CSU Student Art Show in the Media

April 19, 2013

Ryan Upp, Best in Show

From Cleveland Scene:

Readers of criticism learn that an artist’s “maturity” is something good, whatever this obscure quality may be. If it is anything, it is command of powers, and especially the ability to make newness. At the start of their careers, artists copy lessons, repeat without adding, and stumble on clever “discoveries” that have been new a thousand times before. The “mature” creator’s influences can still be recognized, but their implementation of a theme or style creates something distinctly new, not simply callbacks or aping.

In this sense, there is mature work to be found even among remarkable youngsters, like some in the Galleries at Cleveland State University’s two exhibits of students’ work, the juried 42nd Annual Student Art Show and the Merit Scholar Exhibition…

Omid Tavakoli, Best of Photography

Omid Tavakoli, Best of Photography

Student Show and Merit Scholar Exhibitions

March 27, 2013

Reception: Friday, March 29, 5pm – 8pm
The Galleries at CSU

Join us for the 42nd Annual Student Art Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition with an opening reception this Friday, Mar 29. Hor d’oeuvres and drinks are free for the taking. Announcements of the winning student art show entries will be announced.  The exhibitions run through May 4. Don’t be stupid, come see it.


Annual Student Show and Postcard Contest

February 22, 2013

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Student Show Opportunities

March 20, 2012

As posted on the Arts Campus Walls.

Call For Entries: The 41st Annual Student Art Show

Drop-off: Monday and Tuesday March 26th and 27th, 10am to 4pm on the second floor of the Middough Building.

Drop off up to 4 pieces in any medium. Work must be ready to hang and completed within the past year.

All CSU students are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions see Tim in MB230 or call 216-687-2103.


Student Job Opportunity

Art Gallery Attendant needed for the Student Show at the Wooltex Gallery.

Wednesdays 10am-5pm
Thursdays 10am-1pm
Saturdays 12-4pm (some days)

Work-study preferred.

Interested students should see Tim in MB230, call 216.687.2103, or email