SOAR Virtual Art Gallery

The theme for the 2022-2023 award year is “Tennessee on my Mind." Works of art should reflect the imagery of Tennessee

Please fill out the artist submission form in its entirety and upload it at the SOAR Virtual Art Gallery QuestionPro

Deadline to Submit: Friday, December 9, 2022.

In preparation for the online submission form, the institution's administrative office must have the following items to submit:

  • Artist Entry Form
  • College Certification Form
  • Image of student artwork with the following requirements
    • JPG or PNG file format.
    • Images should be high-resolution.
    • The minimum image dimension for height and width is 1500 px.
    • Max file size per image: 5 MB.
    • You must name your file in this format to be accepted: ArtistFirstName_ArtistLastName_Institution_Title-Medium-Dimensions ex: Jane_Doe_JacksonState_Blackbird-Oil-16x20

Forms

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled Tennessee Board of Regents students graduating between December 2022 - August 2023
  • Students must be in good standing with their colleges and free from any academic or other “holds” on their college accounts. “Good standing” refers to the student’s academic standing, conduct, professionalism on campus and in the community, and an outstanding member of the community with good moral character. Each college independently determines specific standards for this requirement. “Holds” refer to any BANNER or other “holds”, such as for outstanding parking tickets, advisement requirements, etc., which keep the student from being in good standing with the college.
  • Students must be currently enrolled during the college nomination/selection process; however, students may be a recent graduate for the state-level awards.
  • Students must have completed at least 12 semester hours at the nominating community college at the time of nomination or 450 (earned/projected) clock hours at the nominating technical college by the regional finalist interviews. Note: If they have 12 hours from a previous semester and are only taking one class the spring semester, they are eligible to be nominated.
  • Student must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Full-time employees of the college or any system office employees who are also enrolled as a student are not eligible for nomination in the awards program.
  • Students who otherwise meet eligibility requirements and who are working part-time (20 hours or less) as work study, lab assistants and tutors or students participating in internships are eligible to participate in the awards program.
  • Students must fully disclose all prior convictions (regardless of when they occurred) excluding minor traffic violations. Failure to comply may result in disqualification.

Award Submission Requirements

Class submissions will be accepted. If a class submission is chosen as a winner, the prize money will be given to the instructor to hold a class party.

  • Artist Name
  • Title of Work
  • Art Medium
  • Original Artwork Size
  • Image Requirements
  • JPG or PNG file format.
  • Images should be high-resolution. 
  • The minimum image dimension for height and width is 1500 px.
  • Three-dimensional art should be no larger than 36” x12” with a maximum weight of 15 pounds.
  • Max file size per image: 5 MB.
  • You must name your file in this format to be accepted: ArtistFirstName_ArtistLastName_Institution_Title-Medium-Dimensions ex: Jane_Doe_JacksonState_Blackbird-Oil-16x20
  • Artist Release Form
  • College Certification Form

Submissions will be judged, and winners chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Adherence to the theme 
  • Originality
  • Composition and design of the work 
  • Overall presentation 
  • Creativity in expression 

*All eligible submissions will be placed into a virtual online gallery. Three winners will be chosen to have their original work displayed at the TBR System Office for one year beginning in March 2022 and will also win a cash prize. By submitting this form, the Artist declares that the artwork submitted is the Artist’s original interpretation of a topic/subject and is not a derivative or transformative artwork based on another person’s copyrighted artwork