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An exhibition of graphic design, new media, illustration, printmaking, and the expanded field.

High Point University’s Sechrest Gallery of Art and Department of Studio Art and Graphic Design announce ARTIFACT [BOLD], a national biennial exhibition of graphic design, new media, illustration, printmaking, and the expanded field to be held January 24 through March 11, 2022. Whether they are building immersive environments that evoke emotional responses or producing concept-driven type, illustration, or sequence systems, the role of the designer is to create objects that make brave, bold formal and conceptual statements and reflect critical cultural moments.

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The goal of ARTIFACT [BOLD] is to cultivate an intentionally inclusive exhibition space.

  • We encourage proposals from artists whose voices have traditionally been excluded from scholarly or professional discourses.
  • Current undergraduate students are invited to submit work for consideration for inclusion in the exhibit’s UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CATEGORY.
  • We define ‘the designer’ broadly and acknowledge that designers understand and refer to themselves/their roles in a variety of ways and across a wide spectrum. Anyone who thinks of themself as a creator of artifacts and communications that facilitate the exchange of information/ideas is encouraged to submit work for consideration!
 Entrants may submit up to three (3) works for consideration. For each work, entrants must submit the following items through the entry portal:

• An image of the work (or, for film/video submissions, a link to view the work online)

• A single document containing a short biographical statement (no more than 250 words) and a statement about the work (no more than 250 words)

• A physical description of the work, including measurements, information about medium, etc.

Artwork must be submitted by 5pm on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2021.
  • The online entry form must be filled out in its entirety.
  • Before uploading images, please ensure they are high resolution and smaller than 10MB.
  • Artist/biographical statements should be uploaded as a Word document or PDF with selectable text.
  • List sizes (mat/frame included, if applicable) up to the nearest inch. Submitted images should not include matting or frame (please crop the photos to include only the artwork).
Entry fees for professional artists/faculty/ current graduate students:
  • The entry fee is $25.00 for one (1) work OR $35.00 for two (2) or three (3) works.
  • ENTRY FEE FOR CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: $15.00 for one (1) work OR $25.00 for two (2) or three (3) works.
  • All entry fees must be paid through the submission site.
  • Cash prizes will be given to artists whose work is selected by the juror.

*Artists who are submitting works that may require more explanation that that which can be entered into the online platform should reach out to the Sechrest Gallery (Emily Gerhold, Director: before making their submissions.

All entries must be original work completed no more than three years before the entry deadline.

Email notifications of acceptance will be sent by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021.
  • The Sechrest Gallery of Art and High Point University reserve the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity and documentation purposes.
  • The artist retains all copyrights in the artwork.
  • All works selected for inclusion in the exhibition will also be featured in the exhibit’s catalog.

*Accepted work should be delivered to the Sechrest Gallery by 5pm on FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022, and will be returned to the artist by MARCH 21, 2022. Please contact Emily Gerhold ( to make specific arrangements for delivery/return.

Presentation of submitted works should be carefully planned and considered. Accepted entries must provide clear instructions for display.
  • Special needs for displaying artwork, including specific technical requirements for the display of film/video, must be pre-approved prior to shipping.
  • Delivered work must match the image juried. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed.
  • All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
  • All wall-hung pieces should arrive at the gallery ready to hang (equipped with hanging hardware, wire, etc.).

*DISCLAIMER: Entries not meeting the criteria listed above may be disqualified

Artwork will be handled with reasonable care. Neither the Sechrest Gallery of Art nor High Point University shall be responsible for loss, theft, or damage of artworks while in the gallery’s possession or in transit. By entering this show, artists agree to all conditions in the prospectus.

November 29th, 2021


DECEMBER 17, 2021





FEBRUARY 10, 2022 (Thursday) 4:00 – 6:00 pm


no later than MARCH 21, 2022 (Monday)



*The Sechrest Gallery is planning to host an in-person reception between the hours of 4pm and 6pm on Thursday, February 10, 2022. We acknowledge that circumstances may dictate that the reception be moved to a virtual format. A final determination as to the viability of an in-person event will be made and announced in early 2022.

Special Prize for Undergraduate Student and...
1st Place Prize
2nd Place Prize
3rd Place Prize
Meet the Juror
Meena Khalili High Point University Juror Artifact Bold
Meena Khalili
A native of Washington, D.C., and Virginia, Meena Khalil is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art + Design. Meena holds a BFA in Illustration and an MFA in Visual Communication + Graphic Design from VCUarts and completed study at the Illustration Academy, and the LdM Institute in Florence, Italy.
Khalili is the recipient of the National Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design by the Southeastern College Art Conference. Her work has been shown at the Type Director’s Club of New York, Chicago Design Museum, and galleries throughout North America, in Italy, Canada, China, Indonesia, Croatia, Australia, and Moscow, with illustrations and book art in permanent collections at the VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, the Omni Hotel Louisville, the South Carolina State Museum, and the Library of Congress.
Meena is the Co-Chair of the National AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee. In addition to her international exhibitions, she maintains an active speaking schedule with engagements and workshops throughout the U.S., and internationally most recently in Hong Kong, Doha, and Venice.
ARTIFACT [BOLD] will center designers making contemporary, innovative, thought-provoking work. We invite submissions for consideration that cross traditional boundaries of context and engage diverse media, including but not limited to: digital prints, package design, films/ videos, photographs, animations, paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, installations, editorial designs, book arts, kinetic works, and mixed media works.
Contact Information
Questions? Contact Dr. Emily Gerhold
Sechrest Gallery Director