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2014 Dean's Art Award: CALL FOR ENTRIES!

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Art Award recognizes student achievement in the field of visual arts. Students are called to submit original works of visual art for review by a committee comprised of faculty, staff, and student leadership from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design and the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.

2014 Theme:  Art Matters

The theme for the 3rd Annual Dean’s Art Award is Art Matters. Whether we read the admonition "Art Matters" as Theodor Adorno's statement that "the task of art today is to bring chaos into order" or as Eudora Welty's belief that "It is through art that one country can nearly always speak reliably to another," we might agree that "Creativity takes courage" (Henri Matisse).  Art makes a difference, opens conversations, advocates for multiple truths.

We invite your response to the principle "Art Matters," noting that "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" (Henry David Thoreau).

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014

Submission Requirements

Students may submit up to five pieces for consideration.
Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works are welcome. 

Submissions must be made as complete electronic portfolios and must include:

  1. High-resolution digital image of work; for 3-D works up to three photos of one work may be submitted
  2. Title of work(s)
  3. Medium/media
  4. An Artist’s Statement that relates the submissions to the theme “Art Matters” (300 words maximum)
  5. Panther ID number & student e-mail address

Students must have been enrolled in Arts & Sciences course(s) during the 2013-2014 academic year. Students must have been enrolled during at least one semester between summer 2013 and spring 2014.

E-mail submissions and/or questions to Annie Latta at OR Deliver a CD or memory drive to the Dean’s Office, Langdale Hall 730, attention:  Annie Latta.

Components must be marked as “Submission for the Dean’s Art Award” with the artist’s last name.  Students whose work is chosen for an award must provide appropriate framing or support materials for their piece(s).  The selected art will be exhibited throughout the Dean’s Office suite.  


Awards are made for First Place ($350), Second Place ($150), and Honorable Mention. Monetary awards are made payable through GSU Foundation funds. 

Award Timeline

Works are selected during late spring, and awardees notified on or before May 2, 2014. All winning art work will be installed in the Dean's Office suite for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Dean’s Office will host a reception in honor of the awardees after the works have been installed.

2013 Award Recipients

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First Place
The Raft of Las Piscininas
Curtis Ames, MFA Drawing & Painting
Oil on Canvas, 48" x 60"

Second Place
Of the Earth of the City
Ashley Maxwell, MFA Ceramics
Clay, Concrete, Foam, Rebar, Moss, and Resin, 30” x 16” x 14.5”

Third Place
20th in 21st: Urban Artifacts, series
Ashton Thyles Cloud, BFA Photography
Photograph/Inkjet prints, 13” x 19”

2012 Award Recipients