Student Art Sale

 The 2019 Student Art Sale took place on April 12, 2019 11am-6pm 3rd floor Talley Student Center

**cash or check only | purchased work will remain up throughout the sale & will be available for pickup after or by appt. 

We sold over $12,000 worth of student art, with proceeds going directly to student artists! 

Arts NC State purchases student art

Since 2001, Arts NC State has purchased original artwork of NC State students. A committee of staff, students and local artists review the submitted work and choose art to purchase. The chosen works will become a part of the permanent collection of Arts NC State and will hang in Talley Student Union or selected locations on campus.

Open to the public

Starting in 2015, we invited the public to purchase student art. In that first year, $3,000 worth of student art was sold, with proceeds going directly to the students. Please note, sale is cash or check (there are ATMs in the building as well).

Visual Artist Award!

Arts NC State received a generous gift to create a Visual Artist Award in 2017, and this year we are thrilled to announce that the same donor has created a second category for a Visual Art Award: 3D art. A judge with input from a panel of Arts NC State employees and students will select 1 2D piece and 1 3D piece from the sale to win the award. The student artists will receive a $500 cash award, their pieces will hang in a prominent display case in the Talley Student Union near Stewart Theater for the following academic year, and they will be honored at an annual ceremony.

Artist Submissions Due Online by Friday April 5. See below for entry rules. Art Drop off is Monday April 8.

Rules for art submissions

  • Only currently enrolled, full-time NC State students can submit artwork.
  • Fill out online form by Friday April 5, 2019: Click here for form
  • Artwork must be priced at $400 or less.
  • Limit five entrees per student.
  • Artwork must be ready to hang (that means in a frame or on canvas. n/a for 3D art)
  • Drop off artwork at 3140 Talley on Monday April 8th 11am-5pm
  • Fill out online form to sign up to sell (below)
  • Information about pricing your art here:

Students: Fill out online form prior to sale to submit 

For 2-D work:

  • Needs to be ready to hang (either canvas with sturdy framing or framed with matting, wiring, etc.).
  • For consideration for the Visual Artist Award, must be smaller than 44″ tall x 50″ wide x 12″ deep

For 3-D work:

  • 3-D work may include: ceramics, wood, fiber art, metals, glass.
  • If it doesn’t sit on its own, 3-D work should include mounting device so that piece can sit on horizontal surface or be mounted to a vertical surface.
  • For consideration for the Visual Artist Award, must be smaller than 44″ tall x 50″ wide x 12″ deep


Contact us

For more information, contact Amy Sawyers-Williams in the Arts Outreach & Engagement Office, at 919.513.1044 or email