Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery

(567) 661-7956

2021 Faculty Art Show

November 4 – December 17
Terhune Art Gallery
Opening Reception: November 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artwork: Current FPA Faculty art

Passages, Owens Community College

High School Juried Art Show


Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Department invite local High School Student Artists to enter their work in our First High School Juried Art Show titled “Passages.” The exhibition will take place in the Rotunda of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Building on the Owens Community College Campus.

This is an opportunity for High School Student Artists in the community to participate in a juried art exhibit and to win Owens Community College Merit Scholarships.

“Passages” is open to high school students working in Fine Art, Photography, Commercial Art, Video and Animation. The Visual Arts faculty of Owens Community College will jury the exhibit and prizes will be awarded at the opening reception.

Exhibition Dates
November 8 – December 17, 2021
Opening reception: Friday, November 12 from 6-8 p.m.

About the Center for Fine and Performing Arts

The Center for Fine and Performing Arts opened in August 2003 at a cost of approximately $11 million as the final piece of the Galleria Complex. The five connected buildings began with the Library, and also include the Audio-Visual Classroom Center, Math-Science Center and Student Health and Activities Center, and concluded with the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

The architecture of the 74,000 square foot Center for Fine and Performing Arts complements its artistic academic programming. The building is sculptural in shape, with geometrical curves and cylindrical elements. The main entrance opens into the Rotunda, which features a glassed, two-story circular staircase. The awe-inspiring “Owens Rings” is a suspended glass sculpture in the Rotunda, created by world-renowned artist Ray King of Philadelphia. The art features a series of six, tapered metal rings, which capture the abundant sunlight entering the Rotunda.

The performing and visual arts classrooms, practice rooms and studios offer students a creative environment to pursue their chosen field.

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Eligibility and Requirements

  • The art show is open to high school juniors and seniors.
  • High School students must be from the Lucas, Wood, and Hancock Counties. Local Michigan high schools across the state line are eligible as well.
  • Students must be nominated by their high school art teacher from the approved discipline.
  • Each nominated student can submit up to 2 individual art pieces. If you are submitting 3D works or installations, please offer multiple views and details within a 4-image limit.
  • Artwork submissions: DEADLINE EXTENDED Sunday, October 17, 2021

Artwork Qualifications

For artwork to be eligible, it must fit under the following categories:

  • Fine Art – Works can include pencil drawings, paintings, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, metal work, jewelry, etc.
  • Photography – Works can include digital photography, darkroom prints, film photography, etc.
  • Commercial Art – Works with a practical, commercial application, including, but not limited to: logos, icons, characters, mascots, music, book, magazine, or movie covers, letterhead, advertising campaigns, etc.
  • Video/Animation – Works with motion graphics, animation, TV commercial spots, artistic video editing, music videos, visual effects (VFX), news segments, instructional videos, short film, cinematography. Maximum video length is 5 minutes.

Accepted artwork must apply to the following:

  • Accepted artwork should be ready to install with complete instructions for installation (if necessary). Works with unusual or complex installation may require artist assistance during installation.
  • Accepted artwork must remain in the exhibit for the duration of the show.
  • Drop off and pick-up for artwork will be at Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts at the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. If a parent or relative will be dropping off or picking up the artwork we must have the artist’s written permission.

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Artwork Entry Process

Having the following information and images ready before completing the application will make the process faster and more efficient.

  • Name, address, email, phone number
  • Artwork title, media, materials, dimensions
  • Images of artwork

Submitting Artwork Digitally

Artwork can be submitted digitally through the appropriate Artwork Submission Form.

  1. Complete the form. The contact information must be 100% accurate and used regularly. The email address and phone number provided is how we will contact you regarding your submission. If any of the fields are not applicable then state N/A. Once a form has been filled, out a confirmation receipt email will be sent to the teachers email address NOT the participating student’s email address.
  2. Upload images of artwork.
    1. Image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG, PNG, or PDF format (check respective art category for specific formats), images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and be exactly 72 dpi. The average file size should range from 700kb to 2mb but this is only approximate.
    2. Video / animation can be submitted digitally by either uploading an MP4 file, or providing a link to the video if it is already available on a streaming site such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
    3. These Hi-Res, print-quality images for accepted works will be utilized for promotional use.
    4. A minimum of 2 images and a maximum of 4 images can be submitted.
    5. All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist’s last name (underscore) first name (underscore) and entry number (for example: Smith_Joan_1.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work or a short description.
    6. 3D works or installations must include detail or alternate view images. Each of these files must include the word ‘detail’ in the filename (for example: Smith_Joan_detail1.jpg).


example one

File Name:

example two

File Name:

example three

File Name:

Example Source: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Career Resources: How to Photograph 3D Art w/ Dan Meyers –

  1. Review form and click submit.

*PLEASE NOTE: entries without properly labeled image or media will be disqualified.

Submitting Artwork In-Person

If for any reason instructors or students are not able to submit artwork digitally for adjudication, we will allow the artwork to be dropped off at the gallery to be juried in person. Please contact to schedule an appointment. Artwork must be delivered for adjudication before Friday, October 1.

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Jury Process

The Visual Arts Faculty at Owens Community College in the Fine and Performing Arts Department will be jurying the artwork. They will select a first, second, and third place award for each category (Fine Art, Photography, Commercial Art, and Video / Animation).

Owens Community College Merit Award

The Owens Community College “Passages” Merit Award will be presented to an overall first, second, and third place winner. Each will be given a merit award which can be used towards tuition at Owens Community College.

Release of Liability

From the time the works are received by the Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts through the stated pick-up date the college is not responsible for the loss or damage of artwork. The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery Curator will handle the works in a professional manner and they will be monitored during gallery hours. Students with accepted artwork will be sent the Owens Community College Artist Agreement form which must be filled out before dropping off artwork. More details about the Release of Liability are located there.

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Important Dates

Students Enter Artwork

  • Digital Artwork Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 17

Announcement of Accepted Artwork

  • Art Teachers/Students will be contacted: MONDAY, OCTOBER 18

Accepted Student Artwork Drop Off Dates

  • Sunday, October 24 – 12-2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 25 – 8a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 28 – 1-6 p.m.
  • Friday, October 29 – 3-5 p.m.

Installation of High School Juried Art Show “Passages”

  • October 30 – November 7

Art Show Opens/Display Dates

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 12 – 6-8 p.m.
    • Awards Ceremony – 6:30 p.m.
  • Display Dates: November 8 – December 17

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Artwork Pick-Up

  • Sunday, December 19 – 12-2 p.m.
  • Monday, December 20 – 3-5 p.m.

For questions about the exhibition, please contact:

Walter E. Terhune Gallery Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 6 p.m.

Contact the Terhune Gallery

To schedule an appointment, please schedule here or email or call (567) 661-7956.
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Owens Community College and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts promotes freedom of expression without restriction on content or form. The views expressed in the works exhibited in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery are those of the exhibitors and may not be those of the Department or the College.

Scheduling an Appointment Guidelines

To allow for more time to disinfect the art gallery, to minimize occupancy in a smaller space, and to have personal tours with the artists or the Art Gallery Director, we are offering the option to schedule appointments. When scheduling an appointment with the art gallery please note:

  • Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours ahead of time. An appointment can be scheduled earlier than this.
  • Each appointment will be separated and not combined with other appointments or groups.
  • For a group appointment, a maximum of 10 people are permitted.
  • If you would like a tour beyond the art gallery, please make this request when contacting us.
  • For faculty bringing in a class, a maximum of 10 students can be in the art gallery at once.
  • To schedule an appointment, please schedule here or email or call (567) 661-7956.

Exhibition Proposal Process

Are you interested in exhibiting at the Terhune Art Gallery? Read our proposal process and fill out the online form.

About the Walter E. Terhune Gallery

The 1,300-square foot Gallery is part of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. It is committed to exhibiting diverse, vibrant visual arts created by faculty, students and community members, and to embedding arts programming within the curriculum. Exhibits at the Gallery — both in the main exhibit space and along the outside wall — have spanned a wide range of media and styles, from traditional art to interactive, multi-media installations.

The Gallery is named on behalf of the Walter E. Terhune, following a donation in 2003 to the Owens Community College Foundation from KeyBank’s Terhune Memorial Fund. Established in 1926, the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund was created by Mr. Terhune’s daughter, Alice Crosby Terhune, to honor her father who was a longtime Toledo businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Terhune was an owner and officer of Clark and Terhune Lumber Merchants, a successful lumber company in the 1800s.