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Westwood Exhibition

The Westwood Competition is a semiannual juried art competition which takes place in fall and spring of each year. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue. Artworks are judged by Westwood staff and residents, and accepted works are exhibited at Westwood, the residence of Purdue University’s president. Works selected in the fall will be on display October - March; works selected in spring will be on display March - October. Westwood is a private residence and is not open to the public, but private viewings are available. A private reception recognizing the accepted artists is held each spring. 

Students who are interested in having their art or design work considered for the next exhibition at Westwood should drop off work at the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries during the designated dates.

The next Westwood competition will take place in Spring 2019. See dates below.

Information for Westwood Participants:
Spring 2019

ENTRY: February 4 - 5, 2019, 10 am - 7 pm
JURY: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
NOTIFICATION/PICK-UP: Thursday - Friday, February 7 - 8, 10 am - 7 pm
RETURN SELECTED WORKS: Monday - Friday, March 4 - 8, 10 am - 7 pm

Undergraduate and graduate students may enter up to 4 works. Entries in all media will be considered. Works must be titled and sales prices are encouraged. 2D Works need not be matted or framed for entry, but accepted 2D works must be framed or exhibition-ready. To enter, bring your work to the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries during the entry period. Entry forms will be available on site.

FALL 2018

This exhibition is currently on display at Westwood. Pick up will take place in March. Instructions for pick up will be delivered via email.


Work displayed prior to Fall 2018 have been removed from Westwood. If you still have artwork to pick up, contact the Rueff Galleries:

Exhibition Forms