Art in a Pandemic: Call for Art

BU Art Galleries Renovation

The Stone Gallery on the first floor of 855 Commonwealth Ave. was recently renovated. Newly opened arched windows along the building’s façade allow passersby to glimpse the artwork inside.

Art in a Pandemic: Call for Art

Boston University Art Galleries is seeking submissions for artwork influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Artwork that is selected will be included in the Summer 2021 exhibition “Art in a Pandemic” on view June 11 – September 10, 2021.

How has the pandemic affected you – your mental health, finances, decision making, creativity? Between quarantine, stay at home orders, and Zoom classes, have you “barely survived” or have you thrived?

The BU Art Galleries is seeking submissions of artwork on the theme of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will have the academic year to create work for the Summer 2021 exhibition “Art in a Pandemic” in the Stone Gallery (located at 855 Commonwealth Ave.). A student jury will select the final works to be displayed. Selected artists will receive a $100 honorarium. This exhibition is open to both art and non-art majors throughout Boston University.

Submission Requirements:

  • Artist must be a current BU student
  • Must be able to present completed work by the April deadline
  • Work must be on the theme of “pandemic”
  • 3D works may be considered, but cannot exceed 24 x 24 x 24 inches
  • Student may submit more than one work (but only 1 honorarium per artist will be awarded)

Timeline and Deadlines:

Friday, April 2, 2021: Proposals due to
Friday, April 30, 2021: Jury makes final selection
Friday, June 11, 2020: Exhibition opens
Friday, September 10, 2020: Exhibition closes


Boston University Art Galleries
Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue

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Boston University Art Galleries

Dedicated to serving the Boston University community, as well as the Greater Boston and New England public, the Boston University Art Galleries are committed to a culturally inclusive and interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture. Located within walking distance on the Boston University campus, the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery and 808 Gallery maintain an ongoing schedule of temporary exhibitions that focus on contemporary international, national, and regional art development. For more information, visit


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