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Fall 2023 Student Response Exhibition Call for Entries


It's Our World: The Art of Environmental Awareness

A Student Response Exhibition


In this eighth juried Student Response Exhibition (SRE), Miami University students are called upon to creatively respond to a theme - the Environment. This Fall 2023 SRE, It's Our World, will be one of two exhibitions during the 2023-2024 academic year developed in conjunction with Miami University's FOCUS theme of Environmental Justice led by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability.

Students are asked to creatively reflect and respond to our changing environment. This exhibition is intended to elicit responses that illustrate how creative expression can be used to observe, understand, represent, and draw attention to environmental issues that face the individual and the collective in this one world we share. Interpretations are subject to the student's personal perspective, major/minor, year of study, culture, age, and experiences.

As a juried exhibition, all works will be selected through a formal process by a committee. Three works in the exhibition will receive cash awards based on votes cast by visitors to the exhibition. Winners will be announced at a special reception on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, during a public awards ceremony. It's Our World will be on display at the Miami University Art Museum August 22–December 9, 2023.


Submissions are open to all Miami students. Original forms of expression, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, prints, jewelry, music, videos, computer interactives and poetry are encouraged. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 2, 2023. Jury-selected works must be delivered to the Art Museum by Friday, April 28, 2023. All works must be framed and ready to hang, or include any specialized display mounts. The Art Museum will provide display cases for 3D works, and a limited number of computers and DVD players with monitors for videos and computer interactives.

Submit Your Entry:

Cash Awards

Cash prizes will be awarded to the best three works in the exhibition: $500 (1st), $250 (2nd) and $100 (3rd). First, second and third place winners will be decided by crowdsourcing, where votes will be cast by fellow students and visitors to the exhibition. An award ceremony will be held later in the Spring 2020 semester to present the cash awards.

Requirements and Specifications

Participants are permitted to submit up to three (3) works for the juried process in developing the final selection of creative and innovative objects to be displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at the Miami University Art Museum August 22-December 9, 2023.

This completed form must be submitted no later than Sunday, April 2, 2023. Be sure to note any specific installation information in the "Additional Information" field, such as proximity to electrical outlet, pedestal/display case, etc. Please provide specific explanation of medium for accuracy of information used in the production of the object labels, should your work be selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Images must be uploaded using this Submission Form. Digital images of your submitted works for the selection process should be at least 300 dpi and 4x6 (no larger than 8x10 inches). For video and audio files, please submit the highest audio and video quality.

Participants will be notified by email no later than April 7, 2023 if his/her work(s) are selected for the exhibition. The jury-selected works must be delivered to the Miami University Art Museum no later than Friday, April 28, 2023. All A/V, computers and any other electronic equipment required for installation of artwork is the responsibility of the creator. Framing or specialized mounts needed for display of work is the responsibility of the creator. All hanging works must be ready to hang with appropriate wire or other hardware.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Jason Shaiman, Curator of Exhibitions
Miami University Art Museum
801 S. Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2241