Cover The Walls

Show off your designs while exchanging ideas and approaches at USITT's Cover the Walls exhibit

Cover the Walls is a non-juried open invitational design exhibit featuring designs by USITT members. The purpose of the exhibit is to provide an opportunity for USITT members to share their design work with fellow theatre artists and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to design.

Submissions have closed for 2019

A participation fee of $40 is charged for each entry/panel to offset display expenses.

The Design Expo Committee, together with student volunteers, will be available on a limited basis to assist with mounting and removing displayed artwork.

  1. Spaces will be assigned by a lottery system, determined by drawing a pre-numbered panel upon your arrival at the Conference.

  2. A display panel of approximately 32 square feet, 4’0” by 8’0” vertical format, with a natural unpainted surface, will be provided to each entry.

  3. One or more designers may share a display panel. Please complete the application and remit full payment from one designer only.

  4. Designers will be responsible for hand-carrying their design work to and from the exhibit space prior to opening and after the close of the exhibit and will be responsible for putting up and taking down their exhibits.

  5. All displayed materials should be attached to the display panel. Model stands and dress forms will not be available. Designers should restrict their displays to two-dimensional work only. No freestanding or floor supported displays will be allowed.

  6. Mirror clips, hangers, and push pins will be provided. Designers are responsible for providing a protective cover, (ie heat shrink, acrylic, or acetate) and appropriate title blocks.

  7. While a student docent will be on duty during the hours the exhibit is open, the materials exhibited will not be covered under USITT insurance. USITT assumes no financial responsibility for damage or loss of materials.

  8. USITT allows photographs to be taken within the exhibit.

  9. Must be a current USITT Individual, Early Career, Student, Senior, or Professional member to participate.


Cover the Walls


Wednesday, March 20, 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday March 23, 2pm – 4:30pm

Contact: Dan Denhart
Cover the Walls Committee Chair
Phone: 740-590-3963
Email: [email protected]

ENTRY FEE (non-refundable)
$40 per entry