Student Announcement

Call for Entries: Polaris Literary Magazine

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, Opportunity, Student Opportunity, Polaris

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: CommArts Illustration Competition

Communication Arts is hosting an illustration competition to promote new talent. Illustrations will be selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators. The categories are: Advertising, Books, Editorial, For Sale, Institutional, Motion/Animation, Self-Promotion, Unpublished, and Student.
Any illustration first published or produced from January 2014 through January 2015 is eligible.

Deadline:  January 9, 2015
Fees:  $20-$90 per entry depending on category
Award: Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and the art will be distributed worldwide in theCommunication Arts Illustration Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.


Call for Entries: True Fabrications Design Competition

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, Opportunity, Student Opportunity, printing management, graphic communications management, Graphic Design, Alumni, True Fabrications
True Fabrications is hosting a Holiday Design Contest to showcase new talent!
Design a gift bag or a greeting card and become eligible for a cash prize and to be featured in True Fabrication’s Holiday 2015 paper goods collection.

Deadline:  January 1, 2015
Prizes: $1,000, $300, $150


Call for Entries: LINE Webtoon


Submit your comic to LINE Webtoon and become eligible for great prizes!
Gain exposure and showcase your artistic abilities.


Deadline:  January 25, 2015
Prizes: $30,000, $10,000, $5,000, & become a featured artist.


Call for Entries: Amateur Fall Festival Photography Contest

The University Programming Board is putting on a Fall Festival on November 18th. Part of the Festival this year will include an Amateur Photography contest. Two winners will have the opportunity to have their photographs featured on the Georgia Southern Webpage with a short photographer Bio.
The photographs will be displayed during the festival on November 18 from 6-9 pm in the Eagle Village parking lot.

Deadline:  November 11, 2014
Winners: 1 Student Choice winner & 1 President Keel’s Choice winner
Type of Photos: The best fall photographs of Georgia Southern’s campus
All photographs are due in hard copy to the University Programming Board’s office in the Williams Center by November 11th.
If there are any questions, contact Kelsey Vaughn.

Call for Entries: ArtFields


ArtFields® will award $100,000 in prize money during their third annual event April 24-May 2, 2015 in Lake City, South Carolina. Accepted artists will be invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues, from a former mercantile to a barbershop for nine days. This non-traditional setting makes for an unforgettable experience. Art competition winners will be determined by popular choice and juried panel. Voters will have to be present in Lake City, SC to cast their votes during ArtFields.

Deadline:  November 14, 2014
Fee:  $25
Prizes: $50,000, $25,000, $12,500
Art must be 2-D or 3-D


Penland Workshop Scholarship and Winter Residency Applications





2015 Spring Workshops at Penland:

Scholarship Applications due November 28

Letterpress Books: Guts to Glory
Lauren Faulkenberry
Books & Letterpress studio
Students will produce letterpress-printed books from start to finish, starting with hand making paper.
All levels

Clay: The Next Level
Cynthia Bringle
Clay studio
All levels. This workshop is currently full; wait list is available. One studio assistant position is open for application; see link below to apply.

3,2,1, Hustle
Micah Evans
Flameworking studio
An in-depth exploration of modern flameworking.
Intermediate/Applications will be juried and are due Nov. 28

Forging Fundamentals, Extended Version
Andy Dohner
Iron studio
Workshop focusing on the fundamentals of shaping steel with emphasis on creating functional or sculptural objects.
All levels

Join Forces
Janna Gregonis & Julia Harrison
Metals studio
Workshop investigating joined forces and forms, whether you are making wearable art or kinetic objects.
All levels

Photography in Reverse
Dan Estabrook
Photography studio
This workshop will implement the technological and aesthetic history of photography–from digital and heading backwards into wet plate images and more.
All levels

Build It, Pad It, Upholster It
Annie Evelyn
Wood studio
Intensive covering the construction of upholstered furniture–each student will build an ottoman and a chair.
All levels

Interested in a one-week workshop at Penland this spring? Here they are.


Work-study scholarships are available for all eight-week workshops listed above. Applications are due at Penland by mail on November 28, 2014.

Start the Application Process Here


Resident Artist Applications | Open Call

Penland will be selecting three artists in the Resident Artist Program in 2015, including one resident in hot glass or flameworking. The residency begins September 15, 2015 and ends on August 15, 2018.

Please forward, post and share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2014, and more information can be found here.

Winter Residency at Penland
This year Penland is offering a winter studio residencies for individuals and groups. Applications are due November 1, 2014, online via SlideRoom. Please visit here for more information.

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.

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