Visual arts projects in the form of two-dimensional or three-dimensional art can be presented at the Undergraduate Research Fair Exhibition. If you are unsure whether a piece of work is appropriate for the exhibition, ask your project faculty advisor.
1. Registering Your Visual Arts Project
Registration is open Feb. 20 until March 22, 2023.
Register your project using the Undergraduate Visual Arts Project Submission Form. Consult with your research advisor prior to registering the project to ensure the correct information is submitted. To register your project, you will need:
- Your research advisor's name and email - This is the name and Penn State email of the professor with whom you spent the most time discussing your project. If other advisors contributed to your project in addition to the lead advisor, please indicate their name(s) only on the submission form.
- The number of pieces - You can submit up to 3 pieces of artwork.
- A description of the artwork - This should explain your technique, concept and any other relevant information you would want the viewer to know about your work.
- Whether you want your submission to be judged – See the rubric below for judging criteria. If you choose to be judged, you must present your project.
2. Submitting Your Visual Arts Project
Students should deliver their artwork to Corianne Thompson (Dawson 121; [email protected]) by March 29, 2023.
3. Presenting Your Visual Arts Project
All artwork will be displayed during the Art and Creative Exhibition on April 5. If you choose for your project to be judged, you will explain the technical and conceptual aspects of your artwork in a 3-5 minute presentation (time TBD). You may also discuss your inspiration and more specific insight into why you chose your subject matter.
4. Judging Criteria
Undergraduate research projects are judged with rubrics appropriate for the project. The Undergraduate Research Fair and Exhibition organizing committee determines the best judging rubric based on information provided with project submissions and, if necessary, consults with faculty research advisors.
For the visual art display, download and use the judging rubrics listed below to prepare a competitive entry:
If you are interested in judging research projects at the Undergraduate Research Fair and Exhibition, please complete the online judging registration form.