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Student Award Exhibition

Student Award Exhibition (SAE) is a juried exhibition of student artwork from upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. The SAE was conceived to provide emerging student artists the opportunity to have their work juried, exhibited, and purchased. The SAE also demonstrates the University’s commitment to artistic excellence by awarding cash prizes to student artists as well as including their work in the university’s permanent collection. The selected work is not only an illustration of our students’ artistic talent and skill but also represents academic excellence at SDSU. 

Numerous departments across the University have participated in the SAE by reviewing submitted artwork and purchasing pieces to display in their public space.  Past participants include the Offices of both the President and Provost, the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Dean of Fowler College of Business, SDSU’s Global Campus, and Aztec Shops. Purchase awards average $1,000 to $1500.

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