On Our Own Time Art Show


Calling All Artists: UA Employees/Retirees/Volunteers & Immediate Family Members
 - 100 registrations required to qualify for cash awards!  - Post a flyer in your office/building (see link below)

Share your talent - participate in the UA “On Our Own Time” Art Exhibit at the new BSRL Lobby

Registration deadline is Friday, March 1st – There is no fee to enter this competition

Brought to you through the National Arts Program.

Registration & Participation

  1. Go to the online National Arts Program Registration Form. - Registration is open - Deadline March 1st!
  2. Fill out artist information. There will be certificates for all participants and $2,400 in cash prizes.
  3. Select the artist classification.

Two (2) artworks are allowed per entry.

If you do not have titles for art work pieces at the time of registration please enter “untitled piece”. You will need to have a title at the time the artist delivers the art work for the show.


  • Participants must be an employee or an immediate family member of an employee or retiree of the University of Arizona.
  • All entries submitted must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years.
  • Not accepted:
    • kits
    • paint-by-number pieces
    • photocopies or photograph of artwork
    • magazine or book illustrations
    • random snapshots
  • 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.


Artwork will be judged in the classification of the artist’s selection; however, in some cases, the exhibition
judges will make the final determination.

  • Adult
    • Amateur: a person with little or no experience
    • Intermediate: a person with some experience, beginning art students, etc.
    • Professional: a person with serious art training, or employed in an art related job
  • Youth/Teen
    • Youth: 12 years and under
    • Teen: 13-18 years old

Preparing Entries

  • Submit only entries which fit into the listed medium categories
  • All artwork will need an NAP identification label placed on the back (provided a drop off).
  • All 2-dimensional entries should be matted, framed and/or ready to hang with wire securely on the back.
  • All work must measure no more than 48” in any direction or weigh more than 50 pounds unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Artwork that does not meet size limitations or specifications will be disqualified before judging.

More Information

Visit the UA On Our Own Time Art Show Page

Registration deadline: March 1st

Art drop Off: March 9th, 9am-4pm at the new Biosciences Research Laboratory (BSRL) Lobby (1230 N Cherry Ave).

Judging: March 12

Reception: March 24: 11-2pm - Biosciences Research Laboratory (BSRL) Lobby (1230 N Cherry Ave).

Show: will run from March 12 – 24, 2018 - Biosciences Research Laboratory (BSRL) Lobby (1230 N Cherry Ave).



Pamela Wagner, pamelaw@email.arizona.edu or 520-396-2310