The 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 and student leadership from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design and the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.
The theme for the 2nd Annual Dean’s Student Art Award is Urban Art Works.
Situated in Atlanta’s center, concerned with the challenges faced by cities, GSU seeks to contribute its talent, research, and service to explore the ways that urban art works to improve, enrich, and engage city life.
Urban, adj., 1) of, relating to, or located in a city; 2) characteristic of the city or city life.
Art, n., 1) human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature; 2) the conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
Work, n., 1) physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something.
v., 1) to exert oneself physically or mentally in order to do, make, or accomplish something; 2) to function or operate in the desired or required way; 3) to have a given or desired effect or outcome; prove successful
Submission deadline: March 25, 2013
Submissions must be made as complete electronic portfolios and must include:
Students must have been enrolled in Arts and Sciences course(s) during the 2012-2013 academic year, and may submit up to five pieces for consideration per year. Students must have been enrolled during at least one semester between summer 2012 and spring 2013.
E-mail submissions and/or questions to email@example.com. OR Deliver a CD or memory drive to the Dean’s Office, GCB 730, attention: Adrienne Gonzalez.
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 will be made for First Place ($400), Second Place ($100) and Honorable Mention. Monetary awards will be made payable through GSU Foundation funds.
Works will be selected during late spring, and awardees will be notified on or before May 15. Submissions chosen will be installed during the summer months before the start of the new academic year. The Dean’s Office will host a reception in honor of the awardees after works have been installed.