2023 UNCP Art Alumni Call

"Stuffed," by Desiree Thomas
1st Place:"Stuffed," by Desiree Thomas
2021 Exhibition

Call for Entries

Deadline:  May 12, 2023 


Biennial UNCP Art Alumni Juried Exhibition

On View:  August 20-September 9, 2023

First Place  Award:             $300

Second Place Award:         $200

Third Place Award:             $100



Deadline:  May 12, 2023 all submissions due by 11:59 p.m.

May 26...................................................................................Notification of Acceptance

August 14-16.......................................................................Delivery of Accepted Work 

August  20-September 9, 2023..........................................On View in A.D. Gallery, UNC Pembroke

September 9  12-1 p.m.........................................................Awards Reception 

September 9  1 p.m.- September 15, 2023.....................Pick-up/Return of Artwork


photo of juror

Juror:  Yun-Dong Nam, Professor of Art, UNC Chapel Hill.

Yun-Dong Nam was born in Seoul, Korea and received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Before coming to Chapel Hill in 1995, Yun-Dong held teaching positions at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, California State University at Long Beach, and at Bennington College in Vermont. He also held an artist residency at the Bemis Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska before becoming an Associate Professor of Art at UNC. In 2000, Yun-Dong received the University of North Carolina’s Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In addition to his acclaimed teaching career, he is an active and widely recognized ceramic sculptor, having exhibited his work in over sixty group exhibitions and ten solo exhibitions. Most recently, Yun-Dong’s pieces appeared in two shows: the Asian American Artist Exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Arts & Design in Louisville, and 6595 Miles (10614 KM) at the Network Gallery of the Cranbrook Museum of Art in Bloomfield, MI.

In addition to extensive showings in the U.S., Yun-Dong frequently displays his work overseas, including a solo exhibition held at the Tho-Art Space Gallery in Seoul, Korea. Several publications, including the Los Angeles TimesCeramic Art Monthly, and Art & Antique Magazine, have highlighted his extensive body of work. Among many other professional accolades, Yun-Dong’s work received first prize from the Korean Arts Foundation of America in 1992.



Submission Guidelines


Open to all graduates from a UNCP art, art education, or art history degree program. Works must be completed after graduation, preferably within the last three years. Artwork should be original. Entry to this exhibition implies agreement on the part of the sender to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. 

Entry and Handling Fee

There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

Entry Process

email files to: adgallery@uncp.edu

• Title the e-mail: “UNCP 2023  Alumni Exhibition”

• In the body of the e-mail please include the following: Your Name Your Graduation Year and Major Address Email address Phone Website address (if you have one) Title, media, dimensions, date of each work submitted, & insurance values Optional: Description (max. 50 words) and/or methods used

• Artists may enter up to 3 works (3 additional images may be submitted for details or 3-D works)

• Submitted images should be embedded in the body of the email in JPEG format.  A full view of each submitted artwork is required

• Submitted files should be no larger than 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels

• JPEG files should be named as follows: firstinitial_lastname_abbreviated title.jpg. (For example, w_smith_shorttitle.jpg.)

• For Video/DVD: Mail CD of 5 to 7 clips lasting no more than 3-4 minutes each In addition to the clips, you may send one complete work if no longer than 10 minutes total running time, links to websites such as vimeo are acceptable. 

Acceptance and Delivery of Work

Artists whose work is selected for the exhibition will be notified by April 10,2023. Accepted work may be delivered in person or shipped postage paid by artist in appropriate packaging for artwork that is reusable upon return shipment. Hand delivered Work should be delivered directly to the A.D. Gallery in Pembroke, NC between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6pm during the week of August 14-17, 2023. 

Mailed work should be shipped to:

UNCP Department of Art c/o Nicole Beverly 1 University Drive PO BOX 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

If inappropriate shipping materials are used, damaged work will not be covered by the gallery. All packages must include a pre-paid return address label (if return address label is not included, the address on the original submission form will be used to return the work.) Shipped artwork must arrive between August 14-17. UPS or FedEx is preferred method of shipment.

Return of Work

If work is dropped off in person, it must be picked up in person. Mailed work will be returned after September 15, 2023. Return postage must be sent pre-paid with work at the time of delivery.


Wall-mounted work: Not to exceed 5’ in height or width, and 60 lbs. Installations: May not alter the character of gallery walls, ceiling or floor. Pedestals will be provided for 3-D work. All works must be ready to install. 2-D work must be framed under plexiglass or glass (with exception of works on canvas) and wired with the necessary hanging device attached. Unframed works should be shipped with the appropriate hanging equipment and installation instructions. The juror or gallery director may withhold works that are misrepresented by digital submission or that are not adequately prepared for display.

Art Sales

Sale of work is not permitted as this is a non-profit gallery supported through a state funded university.  Business cards and promotional materials are welcome to be included with accepted artwork to be kept available for visitors to contact you directly.  

Contractual Agreement

All entries selected for this exhibition will be insured for the listed value from time of receipt through return shipment. Elected work must remain on view until the close of the exhibition. Permission to photograph artwork for exhibition publicity is considered granted unless otherwise stated.

Copyright Policy

All works must be original. Any audio/music scores associated with submitted works must be original and/or copyright free.  Images submitted may be used for AD Gallery promotional materials for this exhibition, and all artists accepted agree to allow their work to be photographed in the gallery as a record of this exhibition.   The AD Gallery will post and credit images of artist work on its Instagram account @uncp_adgallery and archive the exhibition permanently on the college website at uncp.edu/a.d.gallery