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Image of a rainy sidewalk scene created by student artist Savanna Hudson for the 2018 UT Digital Billboards Exhibition

2018 UT Digital Billboard Exhibition

A total of 13 student artists from the University of Toledo have created 21 works of art that are currently on display on digital billboards in the city of Toledo. Click here to see the images and locations, and to learn more about this exhibition.

2018 UT Juried Student Exhibition Call for Entries graphic

Drop Off Artwork - Tuesday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UT Center for the Visual Arts, next to the Toledo Museum of Art


The Juried Student Exhibition is open to all currently enrolled UT students, regardless of major. Open to all media. Artwork must be installation-ready upon submission (i.e. 2D work must be framed, you must provide necessary display equipment for video work, etc.). A maximum of 3 artworks per student may be submitted. Each submitted artwork must have an Identification Tag affixed to it, accompanied by a corresponding completed Entry Form. Entry forms are available at the CVA when you drop off your artwork or you can download the form below.  

Entry Form (pdf)

2018 UT Juried Student Exhibition Juror, Alli Hoag, head of the glass program at BGSU2018 Juror / Alli Hoag

Alli Hoag’s artistic practice is concerned with themes of magic. Seeing magic as the desire to connect with the world outside of our perceptual and cognitive abilities, she attempts to create moments where one can believe that distance is overcome. Alliworks across mediums of glass, installation, video, performance and digital technology to investigate this uniquely human desire, and to reveal the simultaneous lightness and heaviness that is created when the imagined or invisible is labored into the physical realm.

Installation by glass artist, Alli HoagAlli completed her BFA degree in Glass at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and graduated from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. After graduation, she served as Adjunct Professor, teaching in both Sculpture and Glass.

Alli has developed her work internationally through residencies abroad at Cite des Arts International in Paris, France and S12 Galleri og Verksted in Bergen, Norway. She has exhibited both internationally and nationally, with solo exhibitions recently at Urbanglass, New York and upcoming at University of North Georgia in 2017.

She was recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the Glass Art Society, and currently is serving as Head of the Glass Program at Bowling Green State University.


2018 Juried Exhibition - Exhibit Dates

March 1- 22 | CVA Main Gallery

Opening Reception/Awards

Friday, March 16, 6-8 p.m. | CVA MAIN GALLERY



Where Light Goes

Image of photographers lamp with cover



January 16 - February 16

CVA Main Gallery
Center for the Visual Arts  (Next to the Toledo Museum of Art)
620 Art Museum Drive, Toledo, OH


  • Panel Discussion with Dr. Robin Reisenfeld: Friday, February 2, 6-7 p.m.  (Toledo Museum of Art, Little Theater))
  • Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9 p.m. (CVA Main Gallery)

In its 2nd iteration, WHERE LIGHT GOES deepens its exploration of contemporary approaches to the photographic image through the examination of its physical properties, the possibilities of its reproduction, its vulnerability, and its uncertainty as an instrument of truth. 

About the Artists

Trisha HoltArtist Trisha Holt

Trisha Holt works with printed photographs to dismantle the image plane. Her bodies of work center on the themes of feminist performance art, the history of cinema, and the aesthetics of serial killers. Her work is at the intersection of performance art and large-scale collage that exist as framed photographs, videos and installations. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her BFA from Arizona State University. Select solo and group exhibitions include David Klein Gallery (Detroit, MI), Small Editions (New York, NY), Good Weather Gallery (Little Rock Arkansas), Soil Gallery (Seattle, WA), and Triple Stilt (Nashville, TN). She is the recipient of an Artist Grant from the Vermont Studio Center in 2017 and her work has been featured in ArtSlant, Beautiful/Decay, Fubiz and the publication NAVEL.

Ben Schonberger Artist Ben Schonberger

Ben Schonberger is a visual artist and lecturer of photography based on the north side of Pittsburgh, PA. Utilizing photography, appropriated imagery, collage, performance and sculpture. His work examines the complexities of identity through long-term social investigations and archive augmentation processes. Ben has exhibited his projects nationally and internationally. His work is part of public and private collections including The Detroit Institute of Arts Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and The Toledo Museum of Art. His self-published photobooks can be found in the MoMA Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art Library and The Arts Library at Yale University. Schonberger was named one of "20 young artists shaping the future of photography" by FOAM Magazine in 2017.

Eric Zeigler Artist Eric Zeigler

Eric Zeigler is a photographer based in Maumee, Ohio. Eric received his MFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. He exhibits nationally, and recently spoke at the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Photographic Educator's conference. Eric teaches photography, digital media, and tools at the University of Toledo.

Photo of Dr. Robin Reisenfeld of the Toledo Museum of Art

About Dr. Robin Reisenfeld

Curator of Works on Paper, Toledo Museum of Art

Robin Reisenfeld is currently a member of the curatorial staff with the Toledo Museum of Art, as curator of works on paper. Previously, she served as course director of Global Contemporary Art in the master of arts program at Christie’s Education, New York, for the past two years and as a full-time faculty member in modern and contemporary art for over a decade. She has designed and taught seminar courses on many subjects including connoisseurship and materials, contemporary conservation issues and the history of modern and contemporary prints. She also has been invited to lecture and provide public programs internationally on modern and contemporary art topics such as today’s global art economy.

Reisenfeld also has experience as a curator of many independent exhibitions on contemporary art and has written reviews for Sculpture Magazine and the Burlington Magazine. She is the author of the exhibition catalogues, The German Print Portfolio: Serials for a Private Sphere, 1890-1930 and Women’s Work, Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Her scholarly publications include the chapter “Collecting and Collective Memory: German Expressionist Art and Modern Jewish Identity” in Jewish Identity in Modern Art History edited by Catherine Soussloff.

Reisenfeld earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in art history from the University of Chicago and, among other academic grants, was awarded a two-year Kress Foundation fellowship at the Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany, to pursue her doctoral studies in modern German art and the history of prints. Subsequently, she has worked as an associate curator of prints and illustrated books at the Museum of Modern Art where she was responsible for strengthening the German Expressionist print holdings, researching and acquiring works for that institution’s collection of over 42,000 prints.


2018 Billboard Exhibition

  • January - March 10




    Exhibit Dates: Jan. 16-Feb. 16
    Panel Discussion: Feb. 2, 6-7pm
    (TMA Little Theatre)
    Reception: Feb. 2, 7-9pm
    (CVA Main Gallery)
    Drop-Off Artwork: Feb. 20 (9a-5p)
    Juror Visit: Feb. 21 
    Pick up Non-Accept'd Work: Feb. 22
    EXHIBITION: March 1-23 
    RECEPTION: Mar. 16, 6-8pm
    Pick up Exh. Work: Mar. 23, 3-5pm
    Exhibit Dates: Apr. 9 - May 1
    Reception: TBA


  • TBA


Last Updated: 2/20/18