Sep. 27

Undergraduate Call for Entries: Fall 2023 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

September 27, 2023
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Decker Gallery
1303 W Mount Royal Ave

Open to all Full-time Undergraduate students, one submission per student. The work in this annual exhibition is a selection of the best submissions from all four years of undergraduate students. From hundreds of entries, selected artists are chosen in a variety of disciplines based on artistic merit, creativity, and vision. Juror awards include 3 Merit Awards ($100 gift certificates - the MICA Store) & 4 Honorable Mention Awards ($25 gift certificates - the MICA Store). This year the exhibition is featured in our Decker Gallery (Fox Building, Floor 1, Glass doors to the right of Cafe Doris). The jurors for this year's competition are Michael Benevento, artist, curator, and co-director of Current Space, and Inés Sanchez de Lozada, curator, and Coordinator for BmoreArt’s Connect + Collect Gallery

Works must be dropped off in the Decker Gallery (Fox Building, Floor 1, Glass doors right of Doris Cafe) for jurying. The time to drop off your artwork for submission is only Wednesday, September 27th, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Along with your artwork, you will need to fill out a submission form and follow the instructions listed on the form. Submission forms may be found in boxes at the front desks of buildings around campus, but we will also have copies on hand for you to fill out during the drop off time. All work that is not accepted must be picked-up no later than 12:00 noon, September 29. 

Please write your name on the back of the painting along the stretcher.
Please put a directional arrow on the back of the painting if it is not obvious which way it should be displayed.
NO WET PAINTINGS will be accepted.

Feel free to group your work together in a box, label the box with your name. Provide a sketch/picture of how the work is displayed/installed.

Please provide work on a usb flash drive.
Please put your usb flash drive in an envelope with your name, and the file name on it.



Michael Benevento is an artist, curator and Co-director of Current Space. Born in Houston, he moved to Baltimore in 2001 to study at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and joined Current Space in 2005. Michael spends most of his time sculpting a multidisciplinary space for artists. Current Space is an artist-run, member-supported gallery, studio, outdoor performance space, and garden bar. Current Space started as a DIY space occupying a vacant city-owned building awaiting demolition, near the Inner Harbor. Relocating in 2010, Current Space now flourishes as an artist-owned space on the westside of Downtown in the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.

Bolivian-born curator Inés Sanchez de Lozada holds a BA in Political Science from Guilford College, and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from MICA. Her work explores radical community-building practices that are upheld by principles of love, care, rest, and pleasure. Her curatorial expertise extends internationally, with exhibitions in Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Notably, in 2022, Inés contributed as a curatorial assistant for Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié’s presentation at Documenta 15. She is the Coordinator for BmoreArt’s Connect + Collect Gallery as well as a contributor to BmoreArt Magazine.