April 14th – 26th

Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery
Doctors Bruce & Lee Library Gallery
509 S Dargan St,
Florence, SC

This exhibit provides FMU visual arts students with an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery and experience in presenting their work according to professional practices.

JUROR: Susan Fecho

Susan Fecho, a Professor of Art at Barton College, has shown in 25 solo exhibitions and over a hundred invitationals. Fecho’s published images have been accepted into several major collections: the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, D.C.; the Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; and the Museum of Women Artists, Washington, D.C.

Fecho is a multi-media printmaker/surface designer with an M.F.A. from East Carolina University as well as postgraduate studies from various institutions including; Jan Van Eyck Academie, Humboldt Field Research Institute, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University and Penland School of Crafts. She has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally – and has received numerous awards, grants and residencies.


February 25th-March 4thSubmissions open
March 4thEntries due before Midnight
March 12thNotifications emailed(Students may use spring break to frame artwork)
March 26-27thDelivery of Artwork to HFAC Room 112
April 14thOpening Reception, winners announced
April 26thLast Day of Exhibit
April 26thPickup Artwork from the Florence County Library

ELIGIBILITYAny Visual Art major, minor or Art Education major enrolled in courses at FMU within the last year (Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) are eligible to enter.

ENTRIES: All entries must be submitted by the artist. All entries must be original works created while enrolled at FMU. Copies, studies or photographs of other artwork will not be accepted. Entries may include paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, printmaking, mixed media, video, sculpture, jewelry and fiber arts. Up to four entries will be allowed.

AWARDS: Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception. Awards are chosen by the juror.

1st Place:$500
2nd Place:$200
3rd Place:$100
Honorable Mention


Failure to follow directions may result in disqualification of entries.

Selected artists will be notified by email no later than March 12th, 2019


2-D works, such as drawings, prints and photography, should be wired, framed and ready to hang. No saw-tooth hangers allowed. Paintings must be gallery ready (canvas edges painted, no visible staples, wired and ready to hang). Work requiring special installation must be installed with the artist’s assistance. All artwork should be labeled on the back (if it is possible to affix a label to the artwork) with the artist’s name, title, media and contact information.

The juror, FMU visual arts faculty reserve the right to exclude any artwork deemed inappropriate for exhibition.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Artwork must be delivered to Francis Marion HFAC room 112 from March 26th to March 27th between 8:30am-4:30pm.

Failure to deliver work during the designated times will result in disqualification.

PICKUP OF ARTWORK: Artwork should be picked up from Doctors Bruce & Lee Library April 26th, between 10am-3pm.

Artwork not claimed by April 26th will become the property of Francis Marion University.

CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT AND INSURANCE: Entries will not be insured while on display at Doctors Bruce & Lee Library. By entering the FMU Juried Student Art exhibit, the artist agrees to keep work on display for the duration of the exhibit.

SALES: A commission of 30% will be charged on all works for sale through this exhibit. For artwork designated not for sale, please enter “NFS” for the price on the entry form.

QUESTIONS: Email Professor Julie Mixon with questions here.


Files should be jpgs, no larger than 2MB each. Name files with First Name and Last Name followed by a sequence number that matches your entry form. For example, entry number one for John Smith should read as follows: jsmith1.jpg.
A maximum of 4 entries allowed per student.

If you are unsure on how to prepare your file for submission Mrs. Mixon has created a tutorial, here.

  • Where you can be most easily reached.
  • Total size of piece in inches including the frame.
  • The work does not have to be from the class.
  • Accepted file types: jpg.