From the Shoreline Series/A Premature Retrospective

August 27th, 2010 Comments Off on From the Shoreline Series/A Premature Retrospective

Work by Jude Landry (l) and Wendy Roussin (r)

Art and Travel

August 27th, 2010 Comments Off on Art and Travel

The Department of Art is currently offering its students a number of trips that combine travel and study opportunities.

Find out more about each trip by clicking on the place name:

–Atlanta & New York


Cristina Jucan, View of Pallazo Chiericati, Vicenza

No Plastic Sleeves

August 26th, 2010 Comments Off on No Plastic Sleeves

The Department of Art’s graphic designers feature prominently in a new book about how to create the perfect artist’s portfolio.  Larry Volk and Danielle Currier’s No Plastic Sleeves, A Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers (Focal Press) includes an interview with Professor Jamie Burwell Mixon about her teaching methods regarding senior portfolios and self-promotional materials.

Highlighting the achievements of students from Professor Mixon’s Advanced Graphics/Senior Portfolio class, the book includes self-promos by Will Bryant, Beverly Hayman and Wesley Stuckey, as well as interviews with Bryant and Hayman.

You can see examples of these students’ self-promos below and read an excerpt from No Plastic Sleeves here.

Will Bryant, I Made This For You

Beverly Hayman, Self-Promo Print

Wesley Stuckey, Self-Promo

Aspects of Transit Map Design

August 17th, 2010 Comments Off on Aspects of Transit Map Design

Peter Bain has had an article published in the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (Volume III, Issue 3, Summer 2010). In “Aspects of Transit Map Design,” Bain examines the design challenges posed by printed maps for rail and bus systems.  He analyzes the solutions of map designers for the London, New York and Paris transit systems.  The current value of printed transit maps in an age of handheld devices, and guidelines for their design, are evaluated.

Read Professor Bain’s article here.

Professional Practices in Photography

August 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Professional Practices in Photography

ART 4990 – Professional Practices in Photography

Spring Travel Class.     3 hours Credit

Weekly Class meetings plus one major trip to

Atlanta and NYC.


Students in this class will attend the National Society for Photographic Education in Atlanta March 10-13th where you will attend lectures from a variety of photographic artists and be able to talk directly to business professionals. Following the conference students will fly to New York City from 14th to the 19th.  We will tour galleries, museums, see behind the scenes in photographic studios and visit with art directors.

This will be 11 days of photography!

All group travel, tours, conference registration and lodging is included. Fly in and out of GTR. Most meals not included.

Estimated Cost: $2500 [excluding tuition]

Please contact Professor Gootee for more information.


August 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Belize

Belize: The Art of Communicating the Location

Maymester 2011

Sample of Course Offerings: 3 hours Credit:

  • Art Department in 4660 Adv. Photo or 2103 Photo Survey
  • Communications Department in CO 3713 Digital Communications

May 9 – 20th

The Adventure starts with hand-on classroom preparation. There will be technical instruction relating to either the WEB or Photography. Students will also research the art of photo essay and of the country of Belize.

May 23 – 29th

With new knowledge in place the students will visually explore the landscape and culture of Belize. This adventure will take students into the rainforest jungle and then off the coastline to an island of white sands with a coral reef. The ecosystems will be diverse. Students will meet those who call Belize home and will experience the lifestyle and culture.

May 31st

This adventure will end with final presentations of projects and a reflection upon the experience. Exhale!

The earlier you enroll for the trip the more you will save.

Students can ‘freeze’ the price at the present rate by signing up NOW.

Until SEPT 9 the trip is priced at $2444.  This price does not include MSU tuition.

Students will need to sign up for both the trip and the class.

Trip Information and Online Enrollment:


-enter the Tour Number: 599484

-click enroll and follow instructions

Class Enrollment:

Forms are available from Professor Marita Gootee [] in Art or Assistant Professor Wendy Roussin [] in Communications. Students must complete the form so to save a seat in the class in the Spring pre-registration.

Brent Funderburk in National Publications

August 5th, 2010 Comments Off on Brent Funderburk in National Publications

Brent Funderburk has recently won multiple awards and had artworks published in two national, juried publications.

Three of his paintings–Flying World, Today, and Goodbye, Red–were selected by juror Dina Deitsch as Professional Fine Art Award winners and presented in Issue #19 of Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design (CQ).  CQ is distributed in the US, Canada, and the UK, and Deitsch is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.

Brent Funderburk, Today

Deitsch also selected Funderburk’s Rise and Fall as a “Professional Fine Art Runner up” and featured it on CQ’s Online Gallery with the award winners.  Of nearly 500 entries, Funderburk was one of nine professional fine artists selected and one of only three who received more than one award.

Brent Funderburk, Rise and Fall

Funderburk’s One Over Abiquiu was also selected by juror Adia Millet, a noted artist and Whitney Museum Fellow, as one of ten Professional Fine Art Award winners in Issue #17 of CQ, published earlier this year.

In addition, artworks by Funderburk were selected for inclusion in Studio Visit Magazine.  Volume 10 of the magazine includes 130 works chosen by Editor Steven Zevitas, including Funderburk’s One Over Abiquiu, and Goodbye Red.  This juried national competition received 950 entries.

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