Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scholarships and Annual Student Show

Scholarship applications are due Monday (Feb 28) by 5:00 in the Art Office.

Don't be a fool, get a portfolio together!

This has been posted for a few weeks now...

Don't forget to look at the Laurel Arts League Scholarship as well, that's $2000. Again, that's $2000! Click link for application.

Deadline is April 1, 2011.
Annual Student Show
Info from the Museum of Art:
This year’s Annual Student Show Reception and Awards Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. following a special presentation by nationally recognized Mississippi artist and writer William Dunlap, 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

All students are encouraged to attend both events, and to enter works in this years student show. We really need high faculty and student participation to make these events a success.

We will begin accepting student show entries the Monday students get back from spring break. All entries (other than 3D) should be delivered to the museum between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Wednesday, March 14 -16. 3D works will need to be set up in the sculpture building. Works will be juried Thursday and/or Friday, 3/17- 3/18.

All entries must be ready to hang or install, please! There is simply not enough time for students to take work to have it framed or matted after the selection process; every year this is an issue and routinely creates unnecessary challenges for us to lay out and install the show. All 3D works accepted must be delivered to the museum on Monday, 3/21, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon by the student and museum directors.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Ladies Welding Gear!

It always seems we have to go to extraordinary lenghts to find welding gear that fits. This has alwasy been a drag. Spurred by a lovely pair of specialty ladies gloves one of my students brought to class I decided to do some looking around and found a cool site Weldfabulous that has a great section with gear specially for Women Welders!

Weldfabulous not only has ladies gear, it has all manner of gear and tools for anyone who loves being in the shop. Check out the wide variety of selections from tools to safety gear.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Site to Look at...

Check out this STORY about Sculpture at Sharon Harlan's website Interior Design Degree. It highlights a number of great sculpture and sculpture related sites and guess what-- we were chosen for the list! It's a great site so check it out and pass it along to friends and colleagues.

Thanks Sharon!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

In the Studios This Week...


Scholarship time is upon us!

3D students need to get your portfolios together, full instructions are on the scholarship application forms, WHICH ARE AVAILABLE NOW IN THE ART OFFICE right now!

For 3D work you need a color, printed image of your piece(s), 10 pieces total. Images should be no smaller than 5x7 you can have one main image and one detail. Put both photos on the same page. You can enter 'sets' of work, say you have 4 cups or 4 figures that go as a group, but they must be photographed together. Use the detail image to show a close up of one of the works in the group. Make sure to label the works, medium, size, date, title- refer to the instructions on the application.


Read the application and it's instructions carefully, the process is different this year!


Good luck!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Some Places to Find Shows

There are a ton of art exhibition and competition listings out there on the Internet, all you have to do is search for them, Check out

Here is a link to an interesting exhibition, FIRED A View of Ceramics

at Manifest Gallery

This show is open to all including students and they will publish a catalog (bonus!). Deadlines are approaching fast!

Some sites like The Art List, have free listings and some pay-for-membership levels as well.

Also check out- The Art Guide, ArtPerk, Art and Artdeadlines. My favorite is, but you have to pay for the good stuff and I think it's worth it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sculpture Guild


This Thursday at 5:00 PM, in the 3D building.

Everyone invited, come see what it is all about!