Augustana Announces Call for Art for Reformation Exhibit

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery interior view from door

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University has issued a call for art for its upcoming exhibit, "To Reform: Artists Respond to the Reformation,” a visual commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

The exhibit is a featured event in the University's Rooted and Reaching series, a collection of lectures, musical performances and exhibits designed to observe the anniversary of the Reformation.

The exhibition will be on view from Oct. 19 - Nov. 18. A gallery reception is set for 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. 

"To commemorate this event, we invite artists to submit works on the theme of 'to reform,'" said Dr. Lindsay Twa, director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. 

"Artists are invited to contemplate broadly what this verb means and expresses. What does it mean to drastically change in order to improve ourselves, our institutions, our world?" 

— Dr. Lindsay Twa
Director, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

The exhibition is open to all media, including: painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, original prints, photography, video, traditional art and artist books. The deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 1.


  • This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older.
  • Artworks larger than five feet (60”) in any direction or weighing more than 80 pounds are ineligible. Up to three artworks may be submitted per artist.

Entry Format

  • Entries will be judged from high-resolution electronic images. Electronic files must be in jpg format, minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 8”x10.”
  • Submit files on a CD or DVD labeled with the artist’s name and address. Digital files should be saved in the correct horizontal or vertical orientation for viewing.
    Save images with the following file name format: Last NameFirstName_Title_Entry# (i.e.: DoeJohn_untitled_1.jpg)
  • Entries may also be submitted via email or Dropbox, but you must contact the gallery director first for arrangements. Email with “To Reform Entry” in the subject line.

Information to Accompany Submission

  • Along with high-quality digital files, submissions should include name of artist, contact information (address, email and phone number) and title, medium, year made, and dimensions of the art work(s) for consideration. The artist may add a short statement about the work if he/she feels that additional explanation would be important in understanding the piece.
  • Accepted works must arrive to the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University by Friday, Oct. 6.
  • All selected work must arrive ready to be displayed. Works on paper and photographs should be framed, using acrylic if it is to be shipped. Stretched canvases without additional framing are acceptable with finished edges. All 2-D works with screw eyes or d-rings with wire attached are acceptable (no saw tooth hangers, frameless clips or shrink-wrapping).
    • Insurance: The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University will insure all works from their delivery to their departure from Augustana. Settlement for works damaged in transit remains the responsibility of the artist and the shipper. The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery and Augustana University are not liable for any damage or loss occurring in transit.
    • Shipping address for artworks
      • Attn: Lindsay Twa, Director, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
        Augustana University
        2001 S. Summit Ave
        Sioux Falls, SD  57197

For more information, contact Dr. Lindsay Twa, director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.