Student Announcement

Creative Boot Camp

Join The One Club’s FREE 4-Day Creative Boot Camp

Thursday, November 6 – Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Creative Boot Camp will take place beginning the evening of Thursday, November 6th – Sunday, November 9th, 2014.  It will be held at Morehouse College and is being sponsored by top advertising agencies. 

It is a free 4-day workshop that introduces students from all educational backgrounds to the creative process in the advertising industry. The goal is to recruit creative students  who may not be aware of advertising and design as a viable career option and introduce them to the art of concepting and building a campaign for a real client.

The CBC’s are supported by the best advertising agencies in the world, by utilizing their top creative talent to serve as mentors and judges throughout the program.  Since its inception in New York five years ago, we have successfully completed many boot camp sessions with well over a thousand students participating from various cities including NY, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Detroit, and London. The One Club has watched these students go from knowing little to nothing about the field, to using the information and tools they gathered at the boot camp to move on to top advertising training programs, land coveted internship at large advertising agencies and even secure full-time jobs.

Students who have an interest in advertising, copywriting, art direction, design or creativity in general, should register for this amazing program.

Below are some of the key benefits for students that choose to participate in this FREE workshop.

  • Provides students with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work at an agency as a copywriter and art director by creating an advertising campaign based on a creative brief provided by a sponsoring agency.
  • Creates opportunities for networking with top local advertising professionals, who participate throughout the 4-day process as mentors.
  • Participants walk away with a solid advertising campaign to add to their portfolios.
  • Provides free breakfast and lunch to all participants during the course of the workshop.
  • Gives students the chance to compete for an internship position at the sponsoring agency.

To see the great atmosphere of some of our past sessions, please click here for the overview, to hear the students speak, and their confessionals.

REGISTER HERE and view the schedule of events.

Participants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so the sooner they apply, the better.

Signup to be a Vendor at The Union City Arts & Crafts Festival

The Union City Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 25th; from 9:00am-8:00pm at the cross streets of Union and Watson in the City Hall area (5047 Union Street). Union City is located just south of Atlanta.
Arts & Crafts Vendor Application
The fee is $100.00 for arts and crafts vendors and application and fees are due by October 15th.
Applications and fees are received at City Hall and students can either mail or hand deliver both. Students and faculty can share a booth as long as they are under one organization.
Union City has a successful track record of festival participation including their Summer Music Festivals, which have attracted 5,000 plus participants.

For inquiries, please have students or faculty contact Ashley Minter, Operations Coordinator, at 770-515-7823 or email


Photography Workshop with Bill Durrence


Okefenokee Photo Trip

Dates: November 3 – 6, 2014 (4 days, 3 nights)
Fee: $1,500
Photography Leader: Bill Durrence
Naturalist Guides by Wilderness Southeast
Limited to 8 participants

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia is a vast watery
wilderness of primeval splendor. Alligators, turtles, raccoons, black bears, deer, ibis, herons, wood storks, red-cockaded woodpeckers and numerous other creatures make their homes in the 402,000-acre refuge (354,000 acres are designated wilderness). This unique natural area, called “the land of trembling earth”, is filled with peat-covered prairies, lakes, hardwood hammocks, and spectacularly photogenic cypress forests. This diversity of habitats provides homes for multitudes of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, as well as plants (including 9 species of carnivorous plants), all remarkably adapted to their watery world. Our trip will focus primarily on the cypress forest habitat, where cypress knees extend above the dark water.

The fee includes round-trip transport from Savannah, GA, to the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, all entrance fees and permits, three nights in State Park cabins (double occupancy), canoes and associated equipment for the 3 days of swamp exploration (two paddlers per canoe), meals and snacks.

Open to all enthusiastic photographers. Minimum age suggested is 18. There is no maximum age. Previous canoeing experience is not necessary although everyone will paddle, two people per canoe. (Wilderness Southeast staff will provide basic paddling instructions.) Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition.

Learn More →

Call for Entries: Communication Arts Interactive Annual

Computer Arts Interactive Competition

ENTRIES DUE: Friday, October 3, 2014

Fee: $30 – $125

Promote your talent to the world! Enter the Communication Arts 21st annual juried Interactive Competition. Any project—interface design, educational and entertainment programs, interactive product display or application—created for digital distribution on disc, interactive kiosk, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible.

If selected, your award-winning work will be beautifully reproduced in the 2015 Interactive Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on the Communication Arts website, promoting your talent on the industry’s premier stage.

Each winning entrant will also receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.



Call for Entries: Polaris Literary Magazine


ENTRIES DUE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fee: $0

First place in all genres: $100
Second place in all genres: $50

Polaris is a Ohio Northern University literary magazine committed to publishing undergraduates in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and all visual art genres. 

Contact for any questions and submission guidelines.


Call for Entries: 49th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show


ENTRIES DUE: Wednesday, December 3

Fee: $20

Del Mar College located in Corpus Christi, TX is accepting entries for it’s 49th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show.  Attracting works from across the country, Del Mar College’s Annual Show is judged by a guest juror. This year’s guest juror is Chris Ramsey, an artist and Professor of Art at Oklahoma State University.  

The exhibition will be up during February 20 – May 8, 2015.


2014/15 BFSDoArt Student Convocation



At the beginning of every academic year, we invite all BFSDoArt students to join together to kick off the new academic year. During the BFSDoArt Convocation we welcome new students, introduce faculty and go over the year’s events and important student announcements. In addition, we hand out department goodies and invite others to do so as well (like Dick Blick and Utrecht)!

Convocation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Black Box Theater located on the first floor of the Center for Art & Theatre. Once announcements conclude, stick around for a free pizza social and meet your BFSDoArt faculty, staff and fellow classmates!

“It is important for students to take part in convocation because it creates an informative outline for not only the semester but the academic year,” said Department Chair Robert Farber. “This is a great opportunity for me to meet students and students to meet their faculty and classmates as well as learn about useful regional and campus resources for artists and industry professionals.”

As usual, the BFSDoArt has an exciting year lined up and we can’t wait to share our plans with our students.

Friday, August 22, 2014
1 – 3pm
Center for Art & Theatre

Call for Entries: Typography Competition

Deadline: September 5, 2014

Promote your talent to the world! Enter the Communication Arts’ 5th Annual Juried Typography Competition.
If selected, your award-winning work will be beautifully reproduced in the 2015 Typography Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on the Communication Arts website, promoting your talent on the industry’s premier stage.

Each winning entrant will also receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.

Call for Entries: GDUSA Cover

Visit and review the rich variety of paper colors and textures available. From this offering simply designate your desired Neenah Digital paper brand and color name on the Entry Form.

Call for Entries: Now You See Me (photography)

Sunday, August 3

An international juried competition challenging you to explore how you define yourself, the people you relate to and the world around you via dreamscape, fairy tale, fantasy world or reality check. The challenge is to take your creative process beyond self-created walls, inhibitions, or restrictions while using any one or a combination of the emerging apps, software, gadgets and technologies available on smartphones & smart devices.


Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art • PO Box 8032 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5358 •