Notre Dame College Annual All Student Art Show Opens with Reception, Awards Apri

Notre Dame College Annual All Student Art Show to Open with Reception, Awards

The Notre Dame College Art Club and Art Department 2014 All Student Art Show is not only free and open to the public this year but also free and open to all students who want to enter.

For the first time, the entry fee for students to participate in the juried show has been waived. Cash prizes still will be awarded during an opening reception for the exhibit beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the College’s Performing Arts Center. The student works will remain on display through April 22 in the Performing Arts Center.

Both art majors and students in other disciplines can submit up to eight works of art for display in the show and vie for honors ranging from first, second and third place to honorable mentions. In addition, the College Art Club will name a most “promising” art student in the competition.

Also new this year, student entrants will have an opportunity to hear how the art show juror selected the award-winning works and discuss the assessment of their individual projects during a presentation from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Performing Arts Center. The juror, who most likely will be a professional artist and art educator from the Cleveland community, has yet to be named.

“This informal critique is an important part of the art students’ development as professional artists so we look forward to the exchange between juror and exhibitors,” said Rachel Morris, associate professor of fine arts and chair of the Notre Dame art department.

Performing Arts Center gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.  Call 216.373.5320 for more information.



For 91 years, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers 22 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Highlights of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff and small class sizes.