Every year The Art Center honors its students and instructors by giving the community a glimpse of what’s going on in the studios. Each of our students’ explorations through paint, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media provide insights into the creative elements of our artists. Guided by professional artists and educators within the Grand Valley, Art Center students push the limits of creativity within each given medium.

This exhibit also highlights working professionals’ and educators’ influences on student production with a broad range of abilities. The Student Instructor exhibition features beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners within multidisciplinary art forms.




WCCA’s Student Instructor Exhibition is open to Art Center instructors, students, and open studio participants who have enrolled in at least one Art Center program between July 2019 and June 2020. Please note that this does not include programs that took place at The Art Center but were hosted by outside organizations, such as clubs. Artwork must not have been previously shown at The Art Center, with a limit of three works per person. Work submitted does NOT have to have been made during class time at the Art Center.


  • June 29, 30 and July 1,10am-2pm: Drop-off for hand-delivered artwork
  • July 2: Installation
  • August 1: 10am-2pm: Artwork pick-up/Sign up Genius

1) Exhibitor must have taken a class at the Art Center between 2019-2020
2) Artwork should not be so fragile that shipment or public display is harmful to the work or the viewer.

1) Artists may submit up to 3 entries (works of art).
2) Our online entry form will ask you to list the following for each entry: title, media, dimensions, and sale price. Write “NFS” if not for sale.

Shipment & Delivery
Artist is responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork to and from The Art Center, and all related expenses. Artist is responsible for making all arrangements, communications, and payments directly with the shipper who will be delivering and/or picking up artist’s artwork. Please include a prepaid return shipping label with your artwork. Art Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9am-4pm. Shipped works must arrive in a substantial, reusable container. Double boxing of fragile work is highly recommended. The Art Center will not be responsible for damage to artwork due to insufficient packing material or container when returning artwork as it was originally shipped. Artists will be notified of work that arrives damaged. Hand-delivered work must be dropped off and picked up on the specified dates at The Art Center. A storage fee of $10 per day per work will be charged on artwork remaining past the specified pick up date, unless other arrangements are made with The Art Center.

Artwork Identification & Labeling
Upon delivery, artwork must be labeled with artist’s name, medium and price on the front (glass or frame) and back for 2D work. Do not tape labels to the artwork itself. For 3D work labels should be adhered to the bottom of the piece with archival removable materials. The Wall tags for art works will be generated from the information provided in this entry form. Please make sure all spelling and capitalization is correct.

The Art Center retains a commission of 30% on all Artwork sold from The Art Center galleries during the exhibition. The Art Center will collect sales tax and make payments to the appropriate agencies. Sales are reconciled at the end of the exhibition; sales commission checks are mailed to the artists after the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following the close of the exhibition.

All artwork must be securely mounted and ready for display with the appropriate wiring or cleats and hardware. Artwork not ready for display as indicated, or excessively fragile artwork requiring more than normal handling and consideration, will not be exhibited. The Art Center reserves the right to install selected artwork in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security reasons, and to refuse display of any unsuitable artwork.

Please email [email protected] with questions about non-traditional hanging.

Reproductions of submitted artwork may be used by The Art Center for promotional and educational purposes.

Liability & Insurance
The Exhibitor acknowledges that The Art Center’s facilities are open to the public and often unlocked. Exhibitor thus acknowledges that art left at the facilities may be at risk of being damaged, lost, or stolen. The Art Center provides insurance coverage for loss or damage to individual exhibited items in amounts up to $10,000 per occurrence with a $30,000 aggregate maximum per event. All insurance payments will be made less The Art Center's commission, in cases where the work is available for sale. All such payments will be dependent upon the artwork’s agreed value, as stated in the Exhibitor’s inventory. Should the insurer require an appraisal, any fees or costs incurred for the appraisal are the responsibility of the Exhibitor (as used herein “Exhibitor” includes the artist, owner of the art, or any third party claiming an interest in the art other than The Art Center). The Exhibitor may protect against loss or damage to its art by purchasing insurance at its own expense. The Exhibitor agrees to rely solely on its own or The Art Center’s insurance for recovery of any loss or damage of any kind to the artwork while in The Art Center’s possession. Except to the extent any loss or damage to the artwork is insured by The Art Center, the Exhibitor, or otherwise, the Exhibitor releases, indemnifies, and holds The Art Center, its members, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors harmless from any claims, actions, liability, damages (including but not limited to actual, consequential, or exemplary damages), losses, expenses, costs or fees, including attorney fees, relating to or arising out of the loss or damage to or destruction of the artwork from any cause, including, without limitation, loss or damage due to negligence or theft.

How to Enter
To enter, click the direct link on the exhibition page. You will be asked to login to your Art Center account. If you do not already have an account with us, enter your email, click the Create Account button, and create your account. Once you are logged in, you will be asked to enter an artist statement and your email or social media information. Please note, these are optional and you may skip this step by pressing the Save & Continue button. Once you’ve continued to the next page, click the red Add Entry button, and enter all applicable information. Please make sure you save your item details before you continue. Once you are finished, click the Finish and Send Confirmation button.

When you’re adding your entry, please list your instructors name under the Item Description field.

By submitting entries to this exhibition, you agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth in the prospectus.

AGREEMENT: Submission of artwork shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this prospectus, including the following: Accepted artwork must be available for purchase unless ‘NFS’ is clearly stated in the online entry form. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. The Art Center will retain a 30% commission on all sales of juried artwork. Permission to reproduce the artwork for publicity purposes and for educational purposes is granted. Images are viewed anonymously by the juror. All decisions made by the exhibition’s juror are final. The Art Center is not responsible for any artwork that is lost or damaged in transit.