2024 'On Our Own Time' Art Exhibit Registration Now Open!

Subject: 2024 'On Our Own Time' Art Exhibit Registration Now Open!
Date: Nov 30, 2023

"On Our Own Time" Art Exhibit Showcases the Artist Within

Registration deadline is January 19th – There is no fee to enter this competition.


  • Participants must be an employee/retiree/volunteer of the University of Arizona or their immediate family member.
  • All entries submitted must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years.
  • The National Arts Program and the University of Arizona reserve the right to disqualify entries they consider to be unacceptable or inappropriate for a public exhibit.


This show is comprised of art from all ages and levels of ability. Each piece of artwork will be judged within its classification, not based on its medium. Each artist selects the classification in which their work will be judged; however, the judges may make the final determination in special cases.

  • Professional: a person with serious art training or employed in an art related field
  • Intermediate: a person with some experience, they may have taken a few art classes
  • Amateur: a person with little or no experience in the arts
  • Teen: 13-18 years of age
  • Youth: 12 years and under

Awards to be Distributed:         

  • Professional                  First - $350   Second - $250   Third - $150
  • Intermediate                  First - $350   Second - $250   Third - $150
  • Amateur                        First - $350   Second - $250   Third - $150
  • Teen 13-18                    First - $150   Second - $100   Third - $50
  • Youth 12 & Under        First - $150   Second - $100   Third - $50
  • Best of Show (1) of $400 

    • May be given to the one piece that the judges feel is their overall favorite within the three Adult classifications (amateur, intermediate, professional).
  •  Art Education Award (1) of $200

    • This award may be given to any one artist in either the Teen or Youth categories. Award is to be used as payment for any visual arts class, training from an instructor, or art materials that will help further their art education or practice.
  • Honorable Mentions (no monetary award)
  • People’s Choice (no monetary award)

Preparing Entries

  • Submit only entries which fit into the allowable categories (see brochure for additional details).
  • Two (2) artwork entries are allowed per eligible person.
  • The 2024 show is being judged virtually with an in-person display option. All entries must be accompanied by a .JPG  to participate in judging. (One photo per entry)


  • Visit the University of Arizona "On Our Own Time" Art Exhibit Venue Page
  • Detailed instructions on how to upload your entries and drop-off your art will be provided after registration in your confirmation email.


Pamela Wagner, pamelaw@arizona.edu or 520-621-7910

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