Student Announcement

Call for Proposals for CUIRO Symposium

The CLASS Office for Undergraduate Research & Intellectual Opportunities (or CURIO) is pleased to host an evening highlighting the best research and creative endeavors of the college’s students at the CURIO Symposium to be held on April 19, 2016. CURIO welcomes submissions from currently enrolled undergraduate students from all major and minor areas of study in CLASS. Projects completed during the Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 semesters are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects from those semesters also may be submitted.

To apply for the Symposium, students should submit a 250-word abstract describing the scholarly or creative activity and the presentation, paper, performance, or poster that will be utilized to showcase the research or creative endeavor. The abstracts should explain how the project represents original student work. The application also requires the listing of a faculty mentor with whom the student worked with on the project. The faculty mentor should help students prepare to deliver their presentation by providing both advice and feedback on their material and physical presentation.

This year, faculty mentors also may submit an application on behalf of students who wish to participate in the Symposium.  The abstract should describe the student’s research or creative endeavor in detail and explain how the project, paper, performance, or poster represents original student work. Please limit these to 250 words.

All projects should be submitted to: Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2016 (please note, you must be logged in to MyApps to access the application page).

Projects selected for the Symposium program will take the form of 10-20 minute presentations, readings, or performances. Students presenting posters will be allotted time at the beginning of the program to discuss their work. If selected to participate, students must be physically present at the Symposium to comment on their research, presentation, performance, or poster and to respond to questions from the audience. Selected papers, projects, performances, and posters need be in final draft format or ready to be performed by April 9, 2016.

Outstanding presentations, performances, and posters in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences, as determined by faculty judges, will be recognized at the Symposium with a monetary award and a student profile on the CLASS website.

For any questions, please contact Christina D. Abreu (

Call for Proposals: Comics and Popular Arts Conference

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for its 9th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 2-5, 2016.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Please submit a proposal that engages in substantial scholarly examinations of comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, or other parts of popular culture. A broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives is being sought, including literary and art criticism, philosophy, linguistics, history, and communication. Proposals may range from discussions of the nature of the comics medium, analyses of particular works and authors, discussions of the visual language of comics and manga, comics and pop culture in the classroom, cross-cultural and cross-medium comparisons, and more. We’re open to any topics relevant to the study of comics and the popular arts.

CPAC talks are presented to a mixed audience of academics and fans, and take place in conjunction with DragonCon. Talks should be prepared with a general audience in mind. Presenters must register for DragonCon if their paper is accepted in order to present. Presenters from out of town should make lodging arrangements far in advance.

For more information about proposal requirements, please visit
Submission Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2016

Send any questions to:

Call for Entries: School of Visual Art’s 29th Annual National Conference

The School of Visual Arts in New York City presents the 29th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. This conference will provide a forum to discuss art: what it is, isn’t and might be, how to talk about it, how to teach it, how to treasure and treat it, historically and culturally from ancient to modern times. Presentations may include, but are not limited to topics such as: aesthetic inquiry; defining art; teaching (the art critique, class practices); production; history; criticism; craft art, high and low art; why art?; a unified theory of all art.

You must submit a 200-word proposal and publication-ready 50-word abstract that starts with “Art is…” by May 29.

When:  October 21-23, 2015

Where:  Warwick New York Hotel, New York City

Important Dates:

May 29:  200-word proposal and publication-ready 50-word abstract due

June 29:  $75.00 non-refundable deposit due, applicable to the registration fee

October 5:  $295.00 registration fee due. Student registration fee: $175.


Call for Entries: 2016 Niche Awards

NICHE magazine is now accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards in both Professional and Student divisions.

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions. Nearly 2,000 entries are received each year from professional and student craft artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, a prestigious panel of judges is selected by the editors of NICHE magazine, including gallery owners, guild and museum directors, curators, craft industry experts and arts advocates.


Deadline: August 21, 2015

Fees: $40 for professionals, $20 for professionals who will be exhibiting at American Made Show in 2016, and $20 for students

Awards: After the judging process is complete, and counts are tallied, the top-scoring pieces—5 in each category—become NICHE finalists. Out of these five, the highest-scoring piece in each category wins the NICHE award.


Call for Entries: Creative Quarterly 40

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Creative Quarterly is looking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. Professional or student. Judged by an editorial staff of award-winning graphic designers, a former judge for Communication Arts annual and represented in The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic Designers from around the Globe, a judge for the Society of Illustrators, Print Regional Design Annual and regional and national advertising and design competitions. Recently named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world, Creative Quarterly accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe.

Categories: advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art.

Fees: Professionals are $30 per single entry, $55 per series—3 to 5 images for all published work, $20/$45; for recent graduates (from the last three years), $15/$45 and for current undergraduates or post graduate students, $10 per single entry, $20 for a series.

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Awards: Winners will appear in the Spring issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in our online gallery. Winners will also be entered in our year-end juried competitions where we’ll select the top 100 pieces for 2015.


Fellowship Opportunities: Berkeley Rep School of Theater

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers an 11.5-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors and designers.

 Graphic Design Fellowship

Berkeley Rep’s art department serves as the graphic arm of the Theatre’s marketing department, and produces hundreds of pieces each year. The graphic design fellow is mentored by the art director on the process of designing marketing materials such as print and web ads, magazines, direct mail, brochures, interactive lobby displays, signage, and more.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2015


Scenic Art Fellowship

The scenic art fellowship follows the time-honored tradition of learning-by-doing. The scenic art fellow will learn the skills and techniques to enable them to participate as a full member of the scenic art team.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2015


Call for Entries: Avatar Challenge

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Smith Micro has launched an education program, The Avatar Challenge, designed to cultivate the Next Generation of Digital Artists and provide student-created content for the Avatar feature of Sprint’s Visual Voicemail service. In order to be selected as one of the twelve winners, submit a unique avatar to the student portal and one winner will be selected every month for one whole year!

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Award: a $2,500 scholarshipan Intuos Pro pen tablet, Professional versions of Anime Studio, Poser, Manga Studio and Motion Artist animation tools (valued at $1,099.96)


Call for Entries: Computer Arts Photography Competition

Deadline: March 13, 2015
New Category: Student work is now being accepted for this competition.
Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2014 through March 2015 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.


Call for Entries: 2015 College Juried Exhibit (CJX)

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Monday, March 2

1st place – $400
2nd place – $200
3rd place – $100

Exhibit dates: April 10-30
Opening Reception and Awards: Friday, April 10; 7-9pm

This show is co-sponsored by the Mountain View Arts Alliance and has monetary awards of up to $400. Each year this exhibit increases in its broad diversity of art vision and talent throughout the state of Georgia. Please pass this information on to your students and place the poster in areas where they can observe the information. Acceptance and participation in the 2015 CJX show can be a valuable addition to a well rounded education in the arts.

Email Notification of Acceptance: March 10
Completed Contracts: March 27
Art Drop Dates: April 3-7


Then-BFSDoArt student, Toni Todd was one of twenty four students from across the state featured in the 2014 exhibition




Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium Accepting Proposals

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Russell Union
Application Deadline:  Monday, February 23, 2015

This event, which includes both poster sessions and 15-20 minute presentations, recognizes student research projects from all academic fields. Both the University community and the public are invited to attend. Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest collegiate honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all disciplines. Since its founding in 1897, more than 1 million members have been initiated.

The application form should be completed online HERE.

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