Undergraduate Research Program

Information for Visual Arts and Design Participants

Presentations for this session must be art forms created as part or as a result of the research process. These may include paintings, drawings, printing, sculpture, architectural models, digital arts, experimental media, jewelry, textiles, photography/film, mixed media, and more. Exhibitors are required to present on the day of Symposium. Submissions in this category will be displayed in Odegaard Undergraduate Library for two weeks beginning on Symposium day.

Display Guidelines and Liability

All artwork will be on display in Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL). URP and OUGL Staff will review your artwork descriptions for content and space availability. Participants of the Showcase agree to the following:

  • All work MUST be gallery ready. Two-dimensional works must have all hardware necessary to hang on the wall; prints must be framed. The building will have some stands available for three-dimensional pieces, but any special stands, mounts, or bases that are necessary for attachment or placement of piece are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • Participants must be on-site for installation and are responsible for securing the artwork. The library cannot provide any method to secure equipment/artwork. You may secure all equipment related to your installation using cable locks, zip ties, and/or other appropriate methods.
  • Participants are responsible for de-installation as scheduled with libraries staff.

Prior to your presentation

An orientation and installation will be scheduled prior to Symposium day, check your MySymposium to sign up for an orientation once your application is accepted.

  1. You will be asked to confirm and provide additional information for your presentation by April 3. As part of this process, visit MySymposium to:
  • Confirm your participation
  • Complete the Art Description Form
  • Sign up for an orientation
    1. Attend an Orientation. Orientations are required to ensure that your piece is displayed in the best way possible within the building. At the orientation, you will meet with URP and OUGL staff to view display spaces, discuss and schedule your artwork installation and de-installation, and to learn more about the session and student presenter expectations. You may select one date to attend. If you are part of a group, please coordinate so you come at the same time. Please make sure each member planning on attending the orientation signs up.
    2. Art Installation. Arrive at the time agreed upon with OUGL and URP staff at the orientation to install your artwork.
    3. Invite your friends, family, peers, and mentors to your session!

On the day of the Symposium

On Friday, May 15, check-in at the registration table in Mary Gates Hall Commons between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

You should arrive to your presentation session at least 15 minutes prior to the session start-time and connect with URP staff so they know you are present. There will be a reception area with snacks for you and guests to enjoy prior to your session time.  More details will be sent upon confirmation.

Symposium attendees will arrive throughout your session time. Prepare a brief 3-5 minute summary to share with attendees and be prepared to answer questions.