Arts of Dignity

Calling all Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross College, and IU South Bend undergraduate and graduate creatives to submit work for the Arts of Dignity 2024 student art exhibit and competition.

This year, the Arts of Dignity exhibit will open during Walk the Walk Week and hang in the Center for Social Concerns through the end of the semester. Walk the Walk Week is a week-long series of events to help us consider how we — both individually and collectively — can take an active role in making Notre Dame more welcoming and inclusive.

Submitted works should explore themes related to justice, such as diversity, civil rights, and economic fairness. Students are encouraged to create new works inspired by the mission of Martin Luther King Jr. and in the spirit of Walk the Walk Week. Each submission should include a statement describing how the work relates to the themes. There will be cash prizes for the top three artworks.

Eligible Media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramic, mixed media, and design. Any original art made in 2021-2024 is eligible, and students may submit up to three entries. Artwork should be photographed well, and images submitted should be hi-res with good lighting and cropped if necessary. Each submission should include title, dimensions, and artist statement describing how the work explores the themes of Walk the Walk Week. Accepted 2-D works should be framed or have hanging wire fastened to the back.

Questions? Please contact Geneva Hutchinson at

Juror Info: Krista Hoefle received a BFA in Furniture Design from The Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Sculpture from Pennsylvania State University. She has taught at various universities, including Saint Mary’s College, and has had work exhibited internationally and in many prestigious museums and galleries. She is currently the senior curator at the South Bend Museum of Art.

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