All awards are based on artistic merit. In 2013, Gretchen King (BA in English’59) worked with the Department of Art & Art History to establish the King Competition and Exhibition, the department’s first juried student exhibition. Since that time fellow alums, Meridee Moore (BA in Philosophy ’80) and Kevin King (BFA in Fine Arts ’81) have joined Gretchen in generously supporting the annual competition and exhibition, allowing the department to award undergraduate and graduate students monetary prizes, and to showcase their work in the Visual Arts Complex.

All degree-seeking students in the Art & Art history department are invited to apply.

  • $3000 for first-place Grad and Undergrad
  • $2000 for second-place Grad and Undergrad
  • $1000 for third-place Grad and Undergrad
  • $500 for 4 honorable mentions

Important Dates

 The deadline for submission: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM
 Notifications of the finalists: Friday, March 22, 2024

Link to King Awards Application

Questions or concerns?

Please reach out to Jean Goldstein,
Your award will be paid to your student account. Any balance due will be paid, and the remaining funds will be sent to you via direct deposit (direct deposit set-up instructions)

 VAC Exhibition timeline:

Installation: Friday, April 5, 2024 to Tuesday, April 9, 2024 
Exhibition: Wednesday, April 10 - April 19, 2024 
Reception: Friday, April 12, 2024, 4:00-6:00 PM 
​Deinstallation/Repair: Friday, April 19-21, 2024 

    About the King Exhibition

    Award-winning artwork will be displayed both online and in the Visual Arts Complex:

    • A virtual showcase of all applicants and awardees will be featured on the art and art history website in conjunction with a curated, in-person exhibition featured at the Visual Arts Complex of the 10 award winners (3 grads and 3 undergrads, and 4 honorable mentions)
    • Up to three images for each applicant will be displayed online, chosen at the discretion of the Art & Art History faculty and staff. Please review last year's webpage as an example: King Exhibition 2023
    • All forms of artwork will be considered but there might be limited ability to accommodate the installation needs of all work(s) due to space restrictions
    • A compilation featuring award-winning time-based artworks will be displayed
    • The student assumes the responsibility for any liability or damages to work on display