Student Purchase Awards

Student Purchase Awards

Student Purchase Awards

A juried exhibition of work by Sac State’s very own students.


Exibition Dates: March 25, 2024 - April 18, 2024

Artist Statement

The Student Purchase Award Show is an annual art exhibit, which is an integral part of the University Union Art Gallery. It is a tradition that dates back to the late 70s, shortly after the original University Union opened in 1975. Artwork submissions are completely open to all students currently enrolled at Sacramento State.

Students submit their artwork during a three-day period and then off-campus visual arts professionals are chosen to judge the submitted work. Three “Best of Show” awards (in addition to Purchase Awards) are selected solely on the basis of artistic quality, and are awarded a cash prize. The works selected for Purchase Awards are chosen using the following criteria: artistic quality, adaptability into the University Union permanent collection, and the relative price of the piece. Those pieces then become part of the Union's permanent collection and will be displayed in the facility for years to come.

This year's featured artists include: 

  • Alejandra Ruiz
  • Amari C. Moore
  • Anthony Chavez
  • Chansom
  • Cyrus Hunter
  • Eli Wilkins
  • Ethan Wright
  • Fabiola Reyes
  • Gabriel Martinez
  • Gabriel Martinez
  • Grace Lozano
  • Isabel Andaya
  • Julia Prok
  • Keth Vonna Louise D. Lapuz
  • Korrie Tozzi
  • Madelaine Ann Church
  • Madison Murray
  • Mia Boudreaux
  • Mia Hill
  • Mika Harris
  • Nevaeh Bouie
  • Ngan Nguyen
  • Nicole M. Keith
  • Sarah Budean
  • Savanah Lykins
  • Sokthea Chan
  • Trinity Jones
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