Darden Art Project (DART)

  • The Darden Art Project (DART) is a joint effort launched by Darden students, staff and faculty and is sponsored by the Darden Center for Global Initiatives.

    About DART

    DART is an initiative that highlights the Darden community's global experiences. We invite Darden students, alumni, faculty and staff to submit photographs of places and people in the United States and around the world. The photographs may be of landscapes, buildings and people (including Darden students, staff, faculty and alumni).

    Submitted photographs will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Darden students, staff and faculty. Selected photos will be printed, framed and hung in the student classroom building hallway and in Cafe 67.

    After display in the Darden Classroom building and Café 67 for one year, the photographs are sold.  Proceeds are donated to a charity chosen by the Graduate Women in Business (GWIB), whose members manage the sale process. DART continues annually with a new set of photographs solicited, hung and sold each winter.

    Visit the Galleries to view past winning photographs.


    Darden students, faculty, staff and alumni may submit photographs:

    1. Access the DART Photo submission page to upload your photos.
    2. You may submit up to three photographs.
    3. The deadline to submit your photos is midnight on Sunday, 3 February 2019.
    4. If your photo is selected, you will be notified in March 2019.

    Selection Process

    The selection committee will review all photographs submitted by the submission deadline. The final photographs will be selected based on their composition, quality and ability to communicate Darden's global mission. We will notify the finalists and request additional information, in order to include a small biography of the photographer next to their photograph. The biographies will highlight each artists' experience, interest and connection to the Darden community.

    Release Statement

    By submitting photos, I allow the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration ("Darden") and the Center for Global Initiatives at Darden (“CGI”) to reprint and/or reuse the photo(s), which I have submitted herewith, in various media formats for an unlimited amount of uses over an unlimited time period. Use of the photograph(s) is granted at no charge to the County. Darden and CGI may also crop or otherwise enhance the images at their own discretion.

    I certify that the images submitted are my original work and if copyrighted that I am the sole copyright owner. Copyright of the images remain the property of the photographer. I also attest to have consent and/or model release of anyone clearly depicted in images submitted.

    I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Darden and CGI from and against all claims, actions, proceedings, damages, losses, liabilities, and costs that may arise from or related to any infringement on any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third part.


    DART was founded in the fall of 2008 by Chrissa Pagitsas (MBA ’09). Chrissa sought to highlight the creativity within the global Darden community by bringing artwork into our building. She wrote the business proposal for DART as her final paper for Professor Alec Horniman's class "Leadership Learning Lab" in 2008.

    For more information About the Darden Art Project, please contact Trisha Hongcharti at HongchartiT@darden.virginia.edu or 434-924-0872.