School of Media & Strategic Communications

Call for Student-Created Artwork for Research Week 2017


Inspired by science?  Turn that inspiration into works of art for Oklahoma State University Research Week 2017.

OSU students are invited to submit original artwork that embodies the role of artists in communicating the meaning of science to the general public.  Entries will be judged with winners announed during Research Week 2017, February 20-24.  A total of $5,000 is available for winning entries and honorable mentions.  

The competition is open to any OSU student, graduate or undergraduate, who will be enrolled for the Spring 2017 semester. Artistic media includes photography, painting, wall-relief, drawings or printmaking (digital, etching, etc.), small sculptures in the round, framed jewelry or metal work.  Entries can be no larger than 5 feet square and 5 inches thick.  Sculptures can be no more than 1 foot tall x 5 inches wide.  Art must be the student's original work and be ready for hanging or installation.  Entries must include a brief statement (100 words or less) describing how the artwork relates to the theme of "science."  Students may enter up to three weeks.

The deadline for entries to be delivered to the Visual Resources Center, 106 Bartlett Center, is at noon on February 3, 2017.

Prize money will purchase winning works and award honorable mentions.  Purchased art becomes part of the OSU Permanent Collection and will be displayed in the Henry Bellmon Research Center..  Winning artists and those receiving honorable mention will be recognized at the Research Week Reception on February 23, 2017.

For more information contact Dr. Rebecca Brienen, head of the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, at (405) 744-6016, or rebecca.brienen@okstate.edu.  Entry forms, requiired for each work, are available in 108 Bartlett Center.