2023 VADS Schedule

March 1 Submissions Due by 11:59 p.m.
March 13-14 Finalists Notified
March 21-22 Student Consultations at Columbia Art League
Spring Break March 25- April 2
April 12-13 Students meet individually with Jurors via Zoom,
April 15 Students install projects at Columbia Art League
TBD VADS reception at Columbia Art League
TBD Films screened at local movie theatre
TBD Juror Conversations – Virtual Panel Chat With the 2023 Jurors
April 21 Winners announced during Undergraduate Research Week at Mizzou Closing Ceremony
Information Sessions*

Student showcasing his artworkAre you an artist thinking about applying to the 2022 Visual Art and Design Showcase but don’t know where to start? Join us for an informational session where you will learn about this amazing undergraduate experience, how to apply, the process of the exhibition and the benefits of participating.

ANY undergraduate student who has received faculty mentorship on their project may apply. (This does not have to be a class project! Any project for which the student has received advice, instruction and/or feedback on the item from a Mizzou faculty member is eligible.)

Projects have included the “typical” art projects, as well as: 3D-printing projects, strategic communication projects, theatre/stage design, costuming, graphic design, jewelry, apparel and sculptural works.

Information Sessions

1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022
11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
Spring dates TBD

Workshops to assist you with your application:

“How to Photograph Your Art & Creative Work”
“How to Write an Artist Statement”
Dates for these workshops in the Spring TBD