Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition

The Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition organized by the Department of Art and Design and shown in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries.

Exhibition Dates and Location

February 20 - March 3, 2017
Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 W Wood St, West Lafayette, IN


Scholarship and Honorable Mention Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony and Reception.

Awards Ceremony

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Awards at 5:30
Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall


Kendall Smith

Kendall Smith has held the position of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette since February 2007.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduate school studies in Industrial Design, from Purdue University and is a life-member of the Industrial Designers Society of America.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Smith spent 30 years as the Vice President, Creative Director, Business Manager and owner of Indiana Design Consortium, Inc. IDC is a full-service design, marketing and advertising communications agency in Lafayette.

Exhibition Calendar

Collect Work Dates

Monday, February 6 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jury Work Date

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Notification and
Pick Up Work Date

Friday, February 10, 2017

Framing Period

February 11 - February 17, 2017

Drop off Framed Work

Friday, February 17, 2017

Exhibition Dates

February 20 - March 3, 2017

Awards Ceremony and Reception

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Pick Up Exhibited Works

Friday, March 3, 2017, 5:00 pm


Submission forms will also be available at the Rueff Galleries at the time of entry.


Q. Is this open to all students taking Art and Design classes or only to those students who are actually Art and Design majors (or minors)?
A. Any project produced in any A&D undergraduate course is eligible to be entered in the undergraduate exhibition.

Q. Are works in a series considered one piece? For example, if I were to submit works that are part of a series of four pieces, would that count as one submission?
A. Diptych or a triptych is considered a single work. If the work is not a diptych or a triptych it is best to submit the works in a series as individual pieces. On the form, you can always write the series title next to the piece title.

Q. Can I submit the same artwork to the Undergraduate Exhibition and the Westwood Exhibition?
A. Yes. However, Westwood entry happens the week after entry for the Undergraduate Exhibition, so if you wish to enter pieces that have been accepted to the Undergraduate Exhibition, framing time is limited. To enter both the Undergraduate Exhibition and Westwood, you will need to fill out entry forms for each exhibition.

Q. Does the work have to be framed prior to jury or can it be framed after it has been accepted for inclusion in the show?
A. Though framing is encouraged, work does not need to be framed prior to entry. All unframed 2D entries should be protected with an attached cover sheet (newsprint, glassine, etc.). Unframed work will need to be framed and exhibition-ready by the "Drop off framed work" deadline.

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