Visual Arts


$500 Thiel Gallery Director’s Choice Purchase Award
$500 Provost’s Award
$500 Dean’s Purchase Award ($250 Undergraduate/ $250 Graduate)
$125 Harn Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
$125 Harn Outstanding Graduate Student Award
$150 SA+AH Director’s Award
$150 SA+AH Faculty Award


  • Open to all students currently enrolled in courses in the SA+AH.
  • Work must have been completed in the past two years.
  • Works not conforming to the submission specifications will be rejected.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.


All reasonable care will be taken in the handling of selected works during installation and show run; however, neither University Gallery nor FACC organizers may be held liable for damage or loss of artwork.

 Entry Procedure


Please complete the online submission below and upload imagery as indicated. Please include a link to view or download time based works.

Label each image using the following naming convention: Last name_first name_number of image.jpg See example:

The first and second images submitted by Jane Smith



2-D and 3-D Work

For each work (up to 3) you may submit up to 2 digital images (a general view and a detailed view). Upload JPG files through the online submission form. JPG images should be 300 ppi and of “high” quality. File size must be no larger than 2mb.

Time-Based Work

For time-based works, complete the online form, upload a still image from the work, and include a link to view your work on Vimeo or YouTube. Works of all lengths may be selected for the exhibition, but the juror will require a three-minute clip for judging.

 Delivery & Pickup – IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED

Delivery of Work (ready to hang):
NOTE: work not ready for display will not be accepted, and will be excluded from the show
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: University Gallery – No exceptions                                                                                IMPORTANT NOTE: All 2D work must be framed and ready for hanging. White pedestals will be provided for 3D works. Electronic and digital works must be ready to show. The gallery provides wireless internet access.
Work not ready for display at drop-off will not be accepted, and will be excluded from the show.

Pick up of Work:
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: University Gallery – No exceptions

Entry Form & Slide Submission for Visual Arts



Ms. Gias Family Portraits 2018 (57 of 99)


Gia M. Hamilton

Gia M. Hamilton is an applied anthropologist who employs Social Magic™ methodology toinvestigate land, labor and cultural production while examining social connectivity within institutions and community. As a model builder, Hamilton co-founded an independent African centered school, Little Maroons in 2006; later, she opened a creative incubator space- Gris Gris Lab in 2009 and designed and led the Joan Mitchell Center artist residency program in New Orleans as a consultant from 2011- 2013 and director from 2013-2018.
As the Center Director, Hamilton led the development of the two acre campus capital project using a workforce development project HyperLocal and designed the program as a place based, community centered laboratory for visual artists, curators and the creative community with the belief that imagination and creativity are paramount to creating a more equitable and socially just society. Currently, Gia is the architect of her latest projects Afrofuture Society and Dark Matter Projects.
Hamilton received her bachelors in cultural anthropology from New York University and
masters in applied anthropology from City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She is on the board of Tulane University Newcomb Museum, Alliance for Artist Communities and New Orleans Video Access Center and most recently Museum Hue. Hamilton recently received the 2018 Next City Vanguard fellowship and was nominated for the 2018 City Business Woman of Year award. Gia currently lives in New Orleans with her four sons and just completed an ethnographic memoir entitled Modern Matriarch.
Her current innovation,outcomes, musings and practice can be explored by visiting