Sweet Nothings Exhibition – Call to Artists

Sweet Nothings




Call To Artists: Online Exhibition

Sweet Nothings: Postcards from Art Students

Juried by Sean Sullivan and Sarah Barnett

Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts invites art students to submit small 2D artworks for consideration for an online group exhibition centering on mail art, postcards and letters of affection. These artworks need to fit on a standard 4 ¼ x 6 in. postcard and need to be addressed to the WSU Fine Arts Department. This call is open to any artist living in the United States and in a BFA or MFA program.

Exhibition opens February 12, 2021 and runs through March 12, 2021.


About the Exhibition:

We invite art students to submit a 4 ¼ x 6 in. individualized postcard for a juried online exhibition revolving around expressions of love. The aim of this exhibition is to begin the new year with positivity and connection through the love for others and for creativity. These cards may be to anyone or anything, or to the artist’s own materials and practice. The works can be saccharine, humorous or ironic, heavy and emotional or lighthearted and fun.


Submission Requirements:

Artists may submit up to three (3) works of art per person or group and there is no submission fee.

Artists must be 18 or older to apply and be currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program.

Submissions can be any 2D medium, can combine any type of imagery and text.

Deadline for online submission has been extended to February 8th, 2021.


The artist is to use only one side for their artwork and include their name and address on the back. Personal information will not be shared or displayed online. Postcards will not be returned to senders unless specified to do so and mailed with additional postage.

If selected, work must be addressed to:

Washington State University

Fine Arts Center

PO Box 647450

Pullman, WA, 99163


Exhibition Timeline:

Exhibition begins February 12th and runs until March 12th. This will be exhibited on the WSU Fine Arts Department Instagram account with scheduled weekly posts. Artists will additionally be tagged with their work as well as the WSU Fine Arts Department. The works will be installed in WSU Fine Art Department’s Gallery 3 the second week of February for safely distanced in-person viewing and documentation. We will additionally post installation photos to the online exhibition by March 12th at the exhibition’s end.

Gallery 3:

Gallery 3 is located in the Fine Arts center at Washington State University. It is managed by graduate and undergraduate students providing special curatorial and exhibition opportunities, including annual BFA exhibitions.


  • Describe how your work relates to the theme of "Sweet Nothings" in 250 words or less.
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      Please upload up to 3 images of the artwork that you would like to be considered for the exhibition. Each file must be less than 2 MB in size and larger than 200 dpi. Please name your files in the following format: lastname_first initial_submission number_detail abc.filename (e.g. "Smith_G_1_a.jpg" "Smith_G_1_b.jpg" etc.)