21st Annual Women in the ...


Artist Eligibility

This national show is open to all women, 18 years of age and older. Both professional and student work will be selected for the exhibit. 


Submission Guidelines 

Two and three-dimension works will be considered; all media welcome.  

No more than three pieces may be submitted per artist

All work must have been completed within the last two years. 

Artwork previously submitted or exhibited in the Craft Studio Gallery will not be considered. 

Submission Process

Mail or hand-deliver the following FOUR ITEMS to the Craft Studio: 

[1] Entry Form. Please print e-mail address clearly; notifications will only be sent via e-mail.

[2] Digital images of artwork. Digital images may be submitted by email or on CD; no physical artwork or slides will be accepted. CD will not be returned.

Emailed images must be sent to:


Emailed images will not be considered if submission form and payment are not recieved by submission deadline. Payment may not be made online; payment must be submitted by mail or in person. 

No more than two images of each piece will be accepted. 

Digital images must be in .jpg format ONLY, with a resolution of at least 300 pixels/inch and no larger than 8x10 inches. 

Please label your files in the following format: 


[3] Artist Statement. Statement should include a brief explaination/description of each piece (2 – 4 sentences). Artist biography is unnecessary (and will not be considered by juror). Artist statement may be included on CD, submitted as hard copy, or emailed with images.  

[4] Entry Fee. This fee is non-refundable. Cash, check, and Student Charge (MU students only) accepted. Online payments are not an option. 

MU STUDENTS: one piece for $15; two or three for $30. 

PUBLIC/COMMUNITY: one piece for $20; two or three for $40. 

Make checks payable to MSA/ GPC Craft Studio

Mail Submissions to:

The MSA/GPC Craft Studio

N12 Memorial Union

Columbia, MO 65211


Everyone who submitted artwork will be notified February 17 - 18 via e-mail. 

Artists whose work is selected will receive an exhibit contract, which will include more specific information about gallery policies. 


Selected artwork and exhibit contract (two signed copies) must be delivered to the Craft Studio by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28. Artwork will not be displayed without accompanying contracts; no exceptions. 

Thursday, Feb. 13

All submissions must be received by 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Juror selects artwork.

Monday, Feb. 17 & Tuesday, Feb. 18

Notification sent to all artists who submitted artwork. 


Craft Studio begins receiving accepted artwork.

Friday, February 28

Artwork & Contracts must be delivered to Craft Studio by 5 p.m. 

Monday, March 3

Show opens.

Thursday, March 6

Reception open to public from 4 - 6 p.m.

Friday, March 28

Show closes. 

Artwork may be picked up anytime before 5 p.m.

Monday, March 31 - Friday, April 4

Shipped artwork returned. 


Jessica Thornton earned a BFA in painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Soon after, she received a 3 year residency with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts - Urban Artist Initiative that led to a focus in non-profit and community development via the arts. In 2008, Thornton earned an MFA from Washington University – St. Louis where she began to focus on the layered issues of race, privilege and hybridity.


Thornton is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri where she teaches drawing & painting.

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)