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Applications open for 2022 Art Purchase Award

Posted February 16, 2022

Art Purchase 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for Metropolitan State University’s 2022 Art Purchase Award, the 19th annual competition to encourage the growth and development of student and alumni studio artists, and to elevate the profile of the arts on campus.

This year, seven works will be purchased for $1,000 each. Current Metropolitan State students and alumni may submit up to six works annually. All subjects and media are welcome, including mural proposals. If you have a mural proposal, enter it on the application form and include a separate page detailing the dimensions, number of colors, and a sample design.

Access the online application form here:

Complete submissions must be received via this application form by 11:59 p.m., April 1, 2022. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Submissions will be reviewed by the Art Exhibition Committee (AEC) and decisions regarding the work selected for purchase will be made by the end of spring semester. All applicants will be notified shortly after decisions are made.

Art Purchase Award winners will be responsible for the expense of framing two-dimensional artworks. The AEC may request that works under consideration for purchase be loaned to the University for first-hand review. In such a case, the artist will be contacted by an AEC member and arrangements will be made for a brief loan period.

Generous donors include the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, the Alumni Association, the Library and Learning Center Endowment and the Student Senate.

Please address any questions about the Art Purchase Award to Prof. Amy Sands at