Art Rally 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 students/artists in conjunction with the District Literary Rally. This exhibition will take place from February 5 – February 24, 2024, 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 than 2 pieces submitted in each media. All submitted work must be completed by the student artist and produced during the current academic year.
How to Submit Artwork:
Teachers must submit entries via our online entry portal.
Teachers will need to provide an image of the piece, name of student, school, teacher’s name, media, and size to the online form. Labels will be produced from the information submitted, so please make sure this information is accurate. Online entries must be submitted by Friday, January 19, 2024.
Additionally, please provide a visual inventory list that includes thumbnails (small images) of each piece being submitted when the physical artwork is dropped off.
Eligible submissions will be in one of the following categories:
- Computer Art and Animation
- Graphic Design
- Metalwork and Jewelry
- Mixed Media/Collage
- New Media and Digital Art
Artwork must meet the following specifications to be eligible for submission:
- 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 painting” will be accepted.
Please review the fair use guidelines, to make sure the work you are submitting are acceptable.
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 label 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.
The criteria for awards selection are technical proficiency in the use of 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 winners will be selected for the overall exhibition. 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.
Schedule & Deadlines:
January 19, 2024
Deadline to submit at 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, or 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 in the Girard Park Circle parking garage.
February 5, 2024
The exhibitions open 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.
Pick Up of Artwork
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 – 5:00 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, email@example.com
This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.