LibArt Awards

Awards will be announced and presented at the recognition ceremony in late September. Guest jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a range of related media, and represent a variety of backgrounds and skills, including artists, KU faculty and staff, and community supporters.

The following prizes will be awarded for the 2023-24 LibArt exhibition:

Best in Show, $200

Best in Category, $100 per media category (see below)

Honorable mentions, $25 gift card

Media Categories

  • Drawing  Mark-making done with manual or mechanical instruments on a 2D surface. (eg. pastels, ink, pencil, charcoal, etc. or any combination of drawing media)
  • Painting  Work created by applying paint/pigment to a 2D surface. (eg. watercolor, acrylic, oil, or any combination of different painting media.
  • Mixed-Media  Work made from more than one medium that incorporates a 3D element (breaks the surface plane).
  • Photography  Images created with analog or digital cameras.
  • Digital/Graphic Design  Digitally produced art. (eg. digital collages, digitally manipulated photos, posters)
  • Printmaking — Artwork created by using various techniques to produce one or multiple copies of an original design from the surface of a template. (eg. etching, woodcut, linocut, silkscreen, collagraph, monoprint, etc.)
  • Fiber /Textile — art that uses varying materials and fibers to produce decorative, artistic objects. (including, but not limited to quilting, knitting, crochet, lacework, embroidery, cross-stitch, beadwork, wool needle felting, appliqué, handmade apparel, rug-making, macrame, etc.)
  • Video/Animation  Works with motion graphics, animation, music videos, short film, cinematography. Maximum video length is 5 minutes