2024 Student Gallery Show

Calling all Rumriver Art Center students! It is time to celebrate your creativity. We are inviting Rumriver Art Center students from the last year to participate in our Student Show. In order to be eligible to participate, you must have participated in at least one class between January 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024.

The gallery show is open to kids and adults.   There will be a virtual show for students that have taken virtual classes as well. Both the virtual and in-person Student Shows will be on display from Saturday, August 10, 2024, to Saturday September 7, 2024.

In-Person Gallery Show

If you have taken an in-person class or workshop at Rumriver Art Center, you are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork you would like in the show by Friday, July 5, 2024. Depending on how many people enter and as space allows, at least one of your pieces will be accepted into the show (and possibly both). 

Artwork can be something you created in a class at the art center or something you created on your own. Note: You may only participate in the in-person show if you have taken an in-person class at Rumriver Art Center. You will be notified by email which of your pieces have been accepted into the show by Friday, July 12, 2024. 

For the in-person gallery show, there will be an opening for all artists to attend and bring their family and friends on Saturday, August 10 from 2pm-4pm in the Rumriver Art Center Gallery.

Important Details for the In-Person show.

  • Your artwork must be ready for installation. This means if you are entering two-dimensional work, it must be framed and have a wire on the back for hangingONLY wired hanging systems will be accepted for framed and hung works. If you have questions about this, please reach out to Madison at Madison@rumriverart.com
  • Each of your submissions must not be larger than 36 in. x 36 in. for two-dimensional pieces and 36 in. x 36 in. x 36 in. for three-dimensional pieces.
  • Accepted artwork will be labeled with a price. Submitted artwork marked NFS or left empty in the entry form will be marked NFS (Not for Sale).
  • Rumriver Art Center will take a 30% commission on the sale price of any artwork sold during the show. Please price your pieces accordingly.
  • All accepted artworks must be dropped off at the Rumriver Art Center Gallery on Tuesday, August 6 from 9:30-5pm. If you are unable to drop off your artwork during this time, please email Madison@rumriverart.com to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork.
  • Artwork must be picked up at the Rumriver Art Center on Monday, September 9 from 9am – 5pm.  Artwork that has been unclaimed after 2 weeks will become property of the Rumriver Art Center, either being added to our collection of artworks or sold as part of a fundraiser for the organization. Rumriver Art Center will not ship artwork back to participating artists; all artworks must be picked up in-person.

Click on the link to submit artwork: https://form.jotform.com/241515495879168

Virtual Gallery Show

If you have taken a virtual class through Rumriver Art Center, we invite you to participate in our virtual Student Show. You are invited to submit up to 2 pieces for this exhibit by Friday, July 5, 2024. Artwork can be something you created in a class at the art center or something you created on your own. You will be notified by email which of your pieces have been accepted into the show by Friday, July 12, 2024.

The virtual gallery show will be presented in the form of a video slideshow. The video slideshow will be put on the Rumriver Art Center website, posted on the art center social media pages, and shared with all the Student Show participants via email.

The purpose of the virtual gallery show is to give our virtual students a chance to share their artwork with other students and the community as many are unable to get to the art center/live too far away and even out of state. Note: You may only participate in the virtual show if you have taken a virtual class through Rumriver Art Center.

**Important: You do not have the option to sell your artwork if participating in the virtual show. Please just put N/A in the price box on the application form.

Click on the link to submit artwork:  https://form.jotform.com/241515495879168

What We Need from You to Participate in ONE of the Student Shows

Completed Application Form – Due Friday, July 5, 

  • You must complete all required information on the application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The deadline for entry is July 5, at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST). Click on the link to submit artwork: https://form.jotform.com/241515495879168
  • Entry into the art show must be entered electronically to be accepted.
  • You will check a box in the application form to let us know which show you will participate in – virtual or in-person (note: you may only participate in one show)
  • If contributing artists exceed expectations, the Rumriver Art Center reserves the right to close submissions acceptance early.

Submit up to 2 Images of Artwork You Want in the Show – Due Friday, July 5 (part of the application form)

  • You will upload the image(s) of your artwork in your application form. You MUST name each image file with the entry number and artwork title (Example: Entry 1 Floral Frenzy, Entry 2 In the Woods). Please submit image(s) as a JPEG file.

Additional Notes

Buyers of artwork sold during the exhibit agree that the artwork will remain in the Rumriver Art Center Gallery until the show ends on Saturday September 7.

Reproduction of Images for Publicity – Permission is granted to the Rumriver Art Center for reproduction of artwork for advertising purposes. Entry into the exhibit constitutes agreement with this rule. Images of artwork may be used for flyers, press releases, posters, on the Rumriver Art Center website (rumriverart.com), social media, etc.

Liability – All reasonable care will be taken with artwork. Rumriver Art Center staff and volunteers cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to artwork including frames and mountings, no matter how damage/loss is caused. All entries submitted are subject to this condition. Rumriver Art Center has an excellent record in the care and handling of works of art. We suggest that artists insure work privately if they feel the need for such protection.


Complete application and submit artwork images by Friday, July 5, 2024, by 11:59pm (CST)
Artists notified as to which of their artwork is accepted into the show by Friday, July 12, 2024
Drop off artwork on Tuesday, August 6 from 9:30-5 (only applies to in-person show)
Gallery Show opening on Saturday, August 10, 2024, from 2pm-4pm
Gallery Show ends on Saturday September 7, 2024
Pick up artwork on Monday, September 9, 2024, from 9am-5pm (only applies to in-person show)
Call 763-323-8830 or email Madison@rumriverart.com with any questions.