2024 Rally Art Exhibition
Each year the UL Lafayette College of Arts and the Department of Visual Arts hosts a High School Rally Art Exhibition for local high school student artists in conjunction with the District Literary Rally. This exhibition will take place from February 4 – February 24, 2023, in the Fletcher Hall Gallery located on the 2nd floor of Joel Fletcher Hall on the UL Lafayette campus. The goal of the exhibition is to inspire young artists by providing a platform for their work to be displayed in a professional, artistic venue and thus giving them a taste of a professional artist experience. The exhibition offers students a positive exhibition experience along with the opportunity to showcase the finest creative work in the area.
Any High School (9 – 12 grade) participating in the District Literary Rally may also participate in the High School Rally Art Exhibition.
Artwork must be submitted by a high school art teacher or representative. Each high school teacher/representative may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork, with no more then 2 pieces submitted in each media. All submitted work must be completed by the student artist and produced during the current academic year.
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Eligible submissions will be in one of the following categories: Ceramics, Computer Art and Animation, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metalwork and Jewelry, Mixed Media/Collage, New Media and Digital Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture (Artwork must meet the following specifications to be eligible for entry)
Two-dimensional work must not exceed 40 inches wide by 68 inches high. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 60 inches high by 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep.
Only art works original in concept and execution will be accepted. No copies or “number paintings” will be accepted. Please review the following fair use guidelines, to make sure the work you are submitting are acceptable. https://www.collegeart.org/programs/caa-fair-use/best-practices#MakingArt
All two-dimensional works must be framed and ready to hang for a professional gallery with the appropriate mounting hardware (wire, cleats, etc). All three-dimensional works must be structurally sound with all components securely fastened. Two-dimensional work such as drawings, photographs, digital or printed images should be presented matted and mounted on a hard surface under glass or plexiglass, paintings may be submitted framed or unframed, and shall have properly sized picture framing wire. Installation instructions must be included on all works submitted in the sculpture category. Works not suitably prepared for installation will be disqualified and will not be installed. Please make sure labeled information is mounted or clearly marked on the backside or bottom of each piece.
A committee of Department of Visual Arts Faculty will serve as judges for this exhibition. This committee changes every year. https://visualarts.louisiana.edu/
The criteria for awards selection are technical proficiency of the medium, originality, narrative, self-expression, presentation and craftsmanship. The award selections are exclusively the opinion of the judge(s) and are final; the decisions are not those of the Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment or the administration of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
First, Second, and Third-place winner will be selected. At the discretion of the juroring committee, honorable mentions may also be awarded but is not guaranteed. Art Rally is an event at the District level only. There is no Art Rally at the State Rally. Awards will be announced at 12:30 on the day of the opening.
Schedule & Deadlines
January 22, 2024
Deadline to submit online - https://2024ulrallyart.artcall.org/
January 29-31, 2024
The delivery of the physical art pieces must be turned in at the Fletcher Hall Gallery by 4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday January 29-31, 2024. The Fletcher Hall Gallery is located on the 2nd floor at the Joel L. Fletcher Hall, 421 E Lewis St, Lafayette, LA 70503. Teachers dropping off work can park in the loading zone or the two 30 minute/visitor spots located on E. Lewis Street side of Fletcher Hall. Additional paid parking is located in the Girard Park Circle parking garage.
February 5, 2024
The exhibition is opens to the public and runs from February 5 – February 24.
February 24, 2024
An Award and Closing Reception will be held on February 24, 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the Fletcher Hall Gallery on the day of UL Lafayette Rally. The award results will be posted during exhibition viewing hours and winners will be acknowledged at 10:30 AM during the closing reception.
February 24 - 28, 2024
Exhibited works can be picked up at the close of the show on Saturday, February 24, 2024, after 11:00 am or the following week after the exhibition closes February 26 – February 28, 2024. Every precaution will be taken to assure protection of artwork. Liability for hand-delivered works left after the pickup or shipping dates will not be assumed by the UL Lafayette Office of Undergraduate Recruitment, College of the Arts, Department of Visual Arts, or the Fletcher Hall Gallery.
Fletcher Hall Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 12 noon
For questions and more information please contact Michael Eble, Curator of Exhibitions, at the UL Lafayette, College of the Arts, 337-482-5318, firstname.lastname@example.org