Art student wins Silver in 2016 Graphis New Talent Competition

November 30th, 2016 Comments Off on Art student wins Silver in 2016 Graphis New Talent Competition

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Trey Hardin (spring 2015 graphic design alumnus) recently won a Silver award in the international 2016 Graphis New Talent Competition.

Hardin’s beverage packaging, Bauer Brewery, was created in Assistant Professor Cassie Hester’s spring 2015 Intro to Print Production class.

His work is showcased in an online gallery and printed in a hardbound annual that is now available for purchase. 

Five MSU classmates also received Merit Awards in the competition and are also featured in the online gallery: Joe Cain, JD Cox, Daniel Jackson, Kimberlin Singletary and Mark Slawson.

The 2016 Graphis New Talent competition received 1017 international entries, and the following distinctions were awarded:

  • 23 Platinum Awards
  • 176 Gold Awards 
  • 222 Silver Awards 
  • 532 Merit Awards

Graphis is an international bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.

Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

November 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

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Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the second-floor “Half Dozen” exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies.

The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to crisp web layouts and entertaining packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotionals will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit www.halfdozenmsu.com.

A 6-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Thursday [Dec. 1] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Veranda in Starkville will be served. Note: The reception is canceled due to inclement weather.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

According to Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘Half Dozen’ is inspired by the six graduating seniors who are taking their final steps toward leaving the nest and beginning their careers.”

The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston.

GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem.

JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou.

MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences.

PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.

Additional gallery information is available from Powney at 662-325-2970 or suzanne@blackdogletterpress.com.

Part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, the Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

MSU photography, graphic design represented in Creative Quarterly 46

November 29th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU photography, graphic design represented in Creative Quarterly 46

Mississippi State University was again well represented in a major international publication.

Based in New York City, Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design showcases graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art works of talented students and professionals worldwide.

"Play Nice, Deary" | Ronnie Robinson

“Play Nice, Deary” | Ronnie Robinson

"Surfacing" | Ronnie Robinson

“Surfacing” | Ronnie Robinson

Ronnie Robinson, a senior art major (photography), recently received “Winner” status in the student photography category for two of her images: “Play Nice, Deary” and “Surfacing.”

As a winner, Robinson’s work will be featured on the Creative Quarterly website but also published in the 2017 spring edition of the CQ Journal. She was one of two students in the photography category to receive winner status.

"Girl with Horns" | Ronnie Robinson

“Girl with Horns” | Ronnie Robinson

Robinson was will also have an image in the “Runner-Up” student section of CQ website. Her image titled “Girl with Horns” is a multi-paneled cyanotype photogram.

"Rome" | Anna Zollioffer

“Rome” | Anna Zollicoffer

Also in the ‘Runner-Up” student section is Anna Zollicoffer, a senior graphic design student, with her whimsical poster series titled “Rome.”

"Hospital Bathroom" | Professor Marita Gootee

“Hospital Bathroom” | Professor Marita Gootee

Professor Marita Gootee received “Runner-Up” in the professional category for her photography titled “Hospital Bathroom.”

In addition to Barnes & Noble and other major retail bookstores, issues of the publication may be purchased online at www.CQJournal.com.

Reception held for “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition”

November 28th, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition”

(Photos by Aaron McElfish)

A reception was held on Nov. 22 for the “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition.”

The exhibit celebrates the final year of art department studies for Sydney V. Armer of Birmingham, Ala.

Read more about the exhibit.

Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

November 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the second-floor “Half Dozen” exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies.

The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to crisp web layouts and entertaining packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotionals will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit www.halfdozenmsu.com.

A 6-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Tuesday [Nov. 29] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Veranda in Starkville will be served.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

According to Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘Half Dozen’ is inspired by the six graduating seniors who are taking their final steps toward leaving the nest and beginning their careers.”

The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston.

GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem.

JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou.

MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences.

PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.

Additional gallery information is available from Powney at 662-325-2970 or suzanne@blackdogletterpress.com.

‘From the Gallery’ – November 2016

November 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on ‘From the Gallery’ – November 2016

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‘Contact F16’ exhibit features creations by MSU photography senior

November 18th, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Contact F16’ exhibit features creations by MSU photography senior

“C. Marascalco for Van Leigh” by Sydney Armer

“C. Marascalco for Van Leigh” by Sydney Armer

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Works of a graduating art/photography major at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 22-Dec. 2 in the university’s Visual Arts Center Gallery.

Free to all, the “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition” celebrates the final year of art department studies for Sydney V. Armer of Birmingham, Alabama.

The images reflect Armer’s successful conclusion of the department’s research, writing and presentation requirements, as well as four years of foundational coursework, survey, art history, and academic and emphasis classes.

Also open to all, a reception in Armer’s honor takes place 5-6 p.m. Tuesday [Nov. 22] in the Visual Arts Center Gallery at 808 University Drive on the edge of the Starkville campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Exhibit hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment. For more, visit bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

Throughout her time at MSU, Armer has been guided by Professor Marita Gootee and Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo. Both teach in the department’s photography emphasis area, with Gootee as its longtime coordinator.

Armer said her work addresses non-binary identities, and she intends for the images to evoke emotion and push the envelopes of gender and style by incorporating androgyny, sensuality and sophistication.

Additional information on the “Contact F16” exhibit is available from Lori Neuenfeldt, the MSU art department’s gallery director, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

Oxford High students visit MSU

November 16th, 2016 Comments Off on Oxford High students visit MSU

The College of Architecture, Art and Design hosted a group of art students from Oxford High School on campus on Nov. 16.

As part of the visit, the students toured campus before meeting with current MSU students and faculty in the Department of Art.

The group enjoyed a pizza lunch while hearing an overview on the college from Dean Jim West. They also had a chance to learn about general Mississippi State Admissions questions from MSU representative Grant Nerren.

Students ended the day with a discussion about the School of Architecture and a look at the facilities in Giles Hall.

MSU ice cream was a surprise treat for the bus ride home.

‘From the Gallery’ – Episode 3

November 14th, 2016 Comments Off on ‘From the Gallery’ – Episode 3

From the Gallery October 2016 from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

Gallery Director Lori Neuenfeldt sits down with Department Head and Professor Angi Elsea Bourgeois, Ph.D, to discuss MSU’s art program.

Art alumna Val Cripps gives insight to MSU art students

November 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Art alumna Val Cripps gives insight to MSU art students

By Kelsey Brownlee

On Fri., Nov. 4, Department of Art alumna and 2016 CAAD Alumni Fellow Val Cripps gave insight to art students at MSU.  She spoke on her experience in art and on how she got to where she is today.

According to Cripps, she has always identified as an artist/creator.  Her passions have always included drawing and painting.  She told the students, “Think about what you did as a kid.  What I did as a kid, I do now.”

For a time in her life, she always had ideas of what she wanted to create.  However, sometimes when getting these ideas to real life, it was hard for her.  She felt that there was something she was missing out on.

“I felt like everyone else was in on some secret art training that I didn’t know about.”

She gave inspiration to the students, explaining that with your brain and heart, you have all the tools you need.

“Everything you’re looking for out there that you think you need – that you don’t have yet, you have it now inside of you.”

Cripps wasn’t always so lucky and didn’t always have all the answers.  She explained that her parents began to question her decisions on majoring in art, saying she wouldn’t be earning much money and that, “money doesn’t grow on trees.”

This got her down for a while, but she eventually went out and started looking for work.  Before she knew it, she had an offer for a job – but no money.  A friend gifted her the money to boost her along, and she was quickly able to pay it back.

Cripps has now been working in feature animation and has worked on many popular movies and shows. She also has a coloring book out and sells digital portraits.

She left the students with a piece of advice to inspire them to keep going for what they want.

“It takes a lot of dedication to become good. Unless you really want it, you won’t ever get good.”

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