Exhibition Opportunities

STRATOSPHERE: A Juried Art Competition


The College of the Arts encourages entries from all artists, regardless of their major or experience. All KENT Campus undergraduate students are eligible to enter! Free submission of up to three pieces. Any 2-D or 3-D accepted.

  • Submission deadline: February 23, 2020

  • Juror review of submissions: March 2020

  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, April 16, 2020, 5-7 p.m. - Open to students and the public at the KSU Downtown Gallery

Juror: Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian who works at the intersection of craft, design and contemporary art.  Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.


  • Best in Show ($1,000)
  • First Runner Up ($500)
  • Second Runner Up ($250)
  • A People's Choice Award ($500) will also be awarded to the finalist whose work garners the most votes at the gallery.

More information and application can be found here:

Apply for Stratosphere

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

BFA candidates who need a space for their Senior Thesis Exhibition in the fall must contact the School of Art Galleries to reserve a space. Spaces are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition candidates who are planning to exhibit in the spring can only exhibit in the school wide group Senior Thesis Exhibition. Application deadline for that exhibit is March 1, annually. Check back in January of each year for a link to that application form.

Apply for Senior Thesis 2020

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