Student Art Sale

2018 Student Art Sale

Friday April 13, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

3rd Floor Talley

* Cash or check (ATMs in Talley if needed) 



 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).

New this year: Visual Artist Award!

Arts NC State received a generous gift to create a Visual Artist Award in 2017. A judge from the College of Design  with input from a panel of Arts NC State employees and students will select 1 piece from the sale to win the award. The student artist will receive a $500 cash award, their piece will hang on a prominent wall in the Talley Student Union for the following academic year, and they will be honored at an annual ceremony.

Rules for art submissions- Deadline tba

  • Only currently enrolled, full-time NC State students can submit artwork.
  • Artwork must be priced at $400 or less.
  • Limit five entrees per student.
  • Artwork must be ready to hang!

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 3-D work:

  • Artwork may be no larger than 20”H x 15”W x 15”D.
  • 3-D work may include: ceramics, wood, textiles, metals, glass.
  • 3-D work should include mounting device so that piece can sit on horizontal surface or be mounted to a vertical surface.

Submit your artwork

Submit your work to the Arts Suite, 3140 Talley on April 4th between 9am-3pm.

Contact us

For more information, contact Amy Sawyers-Williams, coordinator of arts outreach, at 919.513.1044 or email