A F1RST Generation Student Exhibit
Monday, November 1 - Friday, November 19


The First Generation Coordinating Council (FGCC) and the First Generation Students Organization (FGSO) would like to invite all Wichita State University’s first-generation college student to apply and participate in our first ever All Media Art Exhibition. This art exhibition will showcase Wichita States creative and talented first-generation students through the display of unique artwork.

Theme- "Identity" is the way we perceive and express ourselves. Factors and conditions that we are born with. One's identity may change over time depending on our unique circumstances and life experiences. Current WSU first-generation students are encouraged to create unique artwork based on the theme "Identity".  


Guidelines for Entries

Eligibility  Submission Criteria   Judging   Policies  
How to Apply   Competition Timeline  Entry Form


Any First-Generation, degree-seeking student, currently enrolled and attending classes at Wichita State University is eligible to enter.

A first-generation college student is a student whose parents/guardians did not complete a four-year college degree.



All media which can include drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and graphic design. 3-Dimensional work should not exceed an 18" x 18" footprint.

Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries in any medium

Each entrant can submit up to three original pieces along with an artist statement. Please make sure that all images submitted are professional quality; images submitted should be clear, well lit, and the artwork should be straight on the image. Detailed images of 3-Dimensional work can be submitted. Free to enter.


  • Previous First-Generation Art Exhibition entries may not be submitted
  • Entries that are not ready to be installed in the gallery


A professional with an art background will be selected as the juror for this exhibition. The judge will take into account the degree of technical skill, concept, and presentation when choosing participants and winners of the exhibition. All decisions made by the judge are final.  



Wichita State University, including but not limited to the staff of Student Involvement, will not be responsible for any damage or loss of any entry; although due care and precaution will be taken to ensure its safety.

The Sponsor reserves the right to restrict the display location of pieces due to content, size, safety concerns or facility limitations.

Applying to this artist call constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in the prospectus, including permission to use images of the exhibited work in print or on-line media for promotional, educational, or archival purposes. Artist will need to be able to deliver the work before the exhibition begins and pick up the work after the exhibition is over. All work submitted should be ready to be installed either with a hanging wire on the back of the piece or ready for pedestal display. Work not ready to be installed when received will not be included in the exhibition.

*Note: The sponsor reserves the right to dispose of any pieces not picked up by the deadline unless prior arrangements have been made.



• Gather your art pieces you wish to submit for judging.
• Take well lit and centered photos of your work LEARN HOW
• Fill out the online application and submit up to three (3) JPGs, one image for each artwork

Exhibit will be displayed in the Cadman Art Gallery, 1st Floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.



Accepting works

  • Deadline for all entries, Friday, October 8
  • Submit images of entries through the online form
    o Upload up to 3 JPGs; no larger than 2 MB

Dropping off your art

  • If selected:
    o Label Artwork (with hanging device attached)
    o Take work to McKnight 223b on October 25-26

Exhibit on Display

  • Monday, November 1 – Friday, November 19
  • Cadman Art Gallery, RSC 1st Floor

Entry Form

The deadline for submissions has been met.