University requires masks inside campus facilities
Masks are required inside campus facilities, including the Quick Center, for all students, SBU employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. All Quick Center visitors ages 3 and up must be masked.
Juried art exhibitions for elementary, middle school and high school students from across the region are hosted by the Quick Center each academic year.
Exhibitions return as in-person events
All three juried exhibitions for young artists return to the Quick Center's Mezzanine Gallery in 2021-2022 after being offered as digital-only presentations last year — or, in the case of the elementary exhibition, postponed altogether — due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021-2020 exhibitions are as follows:
- Elementary School (PreK-Grade 5): Dec. 7, 2021 to Jan. 16, 2022
- Middle School (Grades 6-8): Feb. 14 to March 20, 2022
- High School (Grades 9-12): April 5 to May 15, 2022
Please note, however, that the in-person exhibitions are contingent upon university COVID-19 guidelines
in place at the time of each event. Should guidelines require it, the Quick Center is prepared to cancel the in-person exhibitions and conduct digital events instead.
For each exhibition, entry guidelines and submission instructions are presented in detail below.
A panel of Quick Center judges will adjudicate each student's artwork and teachers will be notified of the winners. An opening reception, open to all winners and their families, will be at the start of each exhibition.
Elementary School Juried Art Exhibition
- Submission Deadline: 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021
- Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021
- Exhibition Closing: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022
Opening Reception, Christmas tree lighting & performance
An Opening Reception, open to all winners, their families and friends, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. It includes the lighting of the university Christmas tree at 6 p.m. followed at 6:30 by a special evening performance of "The Mrs. Claus Holiday Show" by Kit's Interactive Theatre.
Middle School Juried Art Exhibition
- Submission Deadline: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022
- Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
- Exhibition Closing: Sunday, March 20, 2022
An Opening Reception, open to all winners, their families and friends, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.
High School Juried Art Exhibition
- Submission Deadline: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2022
- Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
- Exhibition Closing: Sunday, May 15, 2022
An Opening Reception, open to all winners, their families and friends, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
“Best Of Category” prizes and St. Bonaventure University scholarships will be awarded. Works will also be featured in a digital exhibition.
View our 2020-2021 digital exhibition catalog
Middle school and high school students' artwork from our 2020-2021 juried exhibitions is featured in our 2020-2021 Digital Exhibition Catalog
Digital submission form