Department of Art announces 2017-2018 scholarship recipients

June 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Department of Art announces 2017-2018 scholarship recipients

The Mississippi State University Department of Art has awarded the following scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Beverly B. Gulmon Memoria Scholarship: $3,000

  • Savannah Alley, incoming freshman
  • Hannah Bewley, incoming freshman
  • Elaina Hart, incoming freshman

Ferretti/Karnstedt Endowed Scholarship: $1,500

  • Shannon Shepherd, senior 
  • Jeffery Daniel, senior

Ashley DuBoise Endowed Photography Scholarship: $1,000

  • Jeffery Daniel, senior

The Del Rendon Endowed Art Scholarship: $1,500

  • Carly Melton, senior
  • Bhakti Patel, incoming freshman

Tramel Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $1,000

  • Phoebe Fitzgerald, senior
  • Matthew Rogers, senior

Van Bristow Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $800

  • Gerald Wicks, senior

William Pittman Andrews Endowed Scholarship: $1,000

  • Sarah Steen, incoming freshman

 

Photographs by recent MSU art graduate accepted into national exhibitions

June 8th, 2017 Comments Off on Photographs by recent MSU art graduate accepted into national exhibitions

“Water Weight,” a digital image by Mississippi State art/photography and graphic design graduate Ronnie B. Robinson of West Point. (Submitted photo/courtesy of Ronnie Robinson)

“Love Me Love Me Not,” a digital image by Mississippi State art/photography and graphic design graduate Ronnie B. Robinson of West Point. (Submitted photo/courtesy of Ronnie Robinson)

“Girl with Horns,” a multi-paneled cyanotype photogram by Mississippi State art/photography and graphic design graduate Ronnie B. Robinson of West Point. (Submitted photo/courtesy of Ronnie Robinson)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Photographic creations by a May graduate of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design have been accepted into two national exhibitions.

Created by MSU Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate Ronnie B. Robinson of West Point, a multi-paneled cyanotype photogram titled “Girl with Horns” was accepted into “she,” a national exhibition at the Smith Gallery in Johnson, Texas.

On display through June 11, the exhibition was juried by award-winning New York photographer Kat Kiernan, whose photographic narratives have been featured in various publications including “Fraction Magazine” and “F-Stop Magazine.”

Additionally, two of Robinson’s digital images were accepted earlier this spring in the 2017 Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition in Wichita, Kansas.

Titled “Love Me Love Me Not” and “Water Weight,” the works are part of Robinson’s narrative-based photographic series, “Play Nice, Dearie,” which follows the transformation of a young girl from adolescence into womanhood. Through the series, Robinson said she seeks “to explore and understand the emotions, psyche and society’s treatment of a young woman.”

With academic concentrations in photography and graphic design, Robinson has been guided by Professor Marita Gootee and Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo of the art department’s photography emphasis area. Gootee is the department’s longtime photography coordinator.

“While Ronnie’s work explores different techniques and processes, the images selected for these exhibitions share a common thread exploring issues dealing with the pressures young women face as they grow up,” Lippillo said.

“The way Ronnie is able to utilize many different processes shows her diversity as a photo-based artist. I am extremely proud of her drive to exhibit her work, and I cannot wait to see where her photographs are exhibited next,” Lippillo added.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. 

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

CAAD faculty, staff honored at annual ‘Years of Service Ceremony’

May 9th, 2017 Comments Off on CAAD faculty, staff honored at annual ‘Years of Service Ceremony’


(photos via Brent Funderburk)

The annual Mississippi State University Division of Academic Affairs Years of Service Ceremony was held on Mon., May 8 at 3 p.m. in the Foster Ballroom of the Colvard Student Union.

Provost and Executive Vice President Judy Bonner welcomed everyone before Robert Wolverton from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures presented his reflections on university service. Wolverton was also being honored for 40 years of service.

The event ended with recognition of faculty and staff for years of service, ranging from five to 50 years, and a reception.

CAAD faculty and staff recognized include:

Five Years:
Assistant Professor Neil Callander (art)
Assistant Professor Tom Leathem (building construction science)
Assistant Professor Greg Martin (art)
Assistant Professor Emily McGlohn (architecture)
Christie McNeal, communications specialist (CAAD)
Lori Neuenfeldt, gallery director (art)

10 Years:
Pandora Prater, director’s assistant (architecture)
Assistant Clinical Professor Justin Taylor (architecture)
Christina Vanderberg, administrative assistant (art)

20 Years:
Amy Massey, administrative assistant (interior design)

30 Years:
Jane Lewis, dean’s assistant (CAAD)
Professor and Printmaking Coordinator Linda Seckinger (art)

35 Years:
William L. Giles Distinguished Professor and Fine Arts Thesis Coordinator Brent Funderburk (art)

MSU Typography I student poster selected for international student competition exhibit

April 28th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU Typography I student poster selected for international student competition exhibit

“Beauty in Strength” by Heather Hardman

“Beauty in Stregth” designed by Heather Hardman in Assistant Professor Cassie Hester’s Typography I course was selected for inclusion in the international 2016 Poster Battle Competition/Exhibition, “No Selfie Thought, No Culture.”

In total, 520 posters were submitted from 14 countries. The top 50 submissions were selected by a distinguished panel of international judges including Maria Papaefstathiou, Natalia Delgado, Andrew Lewis, Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Peter Bankovand Stavros Damos

The selected top 50 posters van be viewed here: http://posterbattle2016.designtoolkit.org.

The works were exhibited in Thessaloniki, Greece, in February.

MSU Typography I students receive awards in international competition

April 27th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU Typography I students receive awards in international competition

SILVER Award Regan Huffman

 

SILVER Award Morgan Linett

 

SILVER Award Aleigh Moffett

 

SILVER Award: Samantha Sumrall

Via Assistant Professor Cassie Hester

Posters designed in Typography I by MSU art students Regan Huffman, Morgan Linnett, Alleigh Moffett and Samantha Sumrall received Silver Awards in the 2017 Graphis New Talent Competition.

In addition to being showcased in a digital gallery, their work was printed in a hardbound annual that is currently available for pre-order.

Eleven Typography I classmates also received Merit Awards and are included in the digital gallery: Joanna Bauer, Amy Farrar, Heather Hardman, Kwanzaa Hill, Catherine Remington, Lauryn Rody, Matthew Rogers, Jenn McFadden, Alison Meeler, Katherine Moore and Haylee Upton.

The 2017 Graphis New Talent Competition received 1084 international entries, and the following distinctions were awarded:

  • 18 Platinum Awards
  • 169 Gold Awards
  • 260 Silver Awards
  • 420 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. The 2017 Graphis New Talent Annual received submissions from 46 international public and private institutions of higher learning, including but not limited to, Academy of Art University, California College of Arts, School of Visual Art, Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Drexel University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons and York University.

MSU fine art, graphic design, photography student creations showcased in annual juried exhibit

April 7th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU fine art, graphic design, photography student creations showcased in annual juried exhibit

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Eleven students from Mississippi State’s Department of Art recently received top awards as part of the 45th Student Juried Exhibition at the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery.

The spring exhibition featured 60 works selected from nearly 250 fine art, graphic design and photography creations submitted for consideration. Included in the exhibition were 44 works by MSU students accepted into the Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition.

Best in Show and honorable mention prizes also were presented in the fine art, graphic design and photography categories.

Fine art, graphic design and photography judges for this semester’s exhibition were, respectively, Heather Hart, a professional artist in Brooklyn, New York; Ginger Owen, associate professor of photography and intermedia at Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art; and Meena Khalili, assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Louisville.

MSU’s 2017 Student Juried Exhibition award winners include (by category):

Fine Art

—Senior art/fine arts major Cecilia A. Lemus of New Albany, Best in Show for “LED Music Chair.”

—Junior art/fine arts major Phoebe L. Fitzgerald of Decatur, Alabama, Honorable Mention for “The Great Depression.”

—Senior art/fine arts major Jordan C. Knight of Brandon, Honorable Mention for “Black Beans.”

—Senior art/graphic design major Jennifer K. McFadden of Harvest, Alabama, Honorable Mention for “White Studio Wall.”

Graphic Design

—Senior art/graphic design major Catherine M. Ranager of New Albany, Best in Show for “Gold Eagle Brewing Co.”

—Senior art/graphic design and photography major Anna K. “Katie” Erickson of Madison, Honorable Mention for “Viaggo Roma: A City of Texture and Color.”

—Senior art/graphic design major Ian F. Green of Biloxi, Honorable Mention for “Santo Spirito in Sassia.”

—Senior art/graphic design major Heather C. Hardman of Birmingham, Alabama, Honorable Mention for “Spoked Summer Ale.”

Photography

—Senior art/photography and graphic design major Ronnie B. Robinson of West Point, Best in Show for “Play Nice, Deary: Portrait Series” and Honorable Mention for “Girl With Horns.”

—Senior art/photography major Robert W. Lewis of Mayhew, Honorable Mention for “Relaxing Hunter.”

—Senior art/fine arts major Randi L. Watson of Brandon, Honorable Mention for “This is Granna. She’s Forgotten My Name.”

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s 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.

Mixon wins prestigious international design award

April 5th, 2017 Comments Off on Mixon wins prestigious international design award

Among more than 1,000 entries submitted from around the world, Mississippi State University graphic design professor Jamie Burwell Mixon’s Mumford & Sons concert poster recently was honored with a HOW International Design Award. (Submitted photo/courtesy of Jamie Burwell Mixon)

By Addison Arledge | Mississippi State Univeristy

Mississippi State University graphic design professor Jamie Burwell Mixon is being honored with a HOW International Design Award for her Mumford & Sons concert poster.

Sponsored annually by HOW magazine, the International Design Award competition recognizes excellence on a global scale. Mixon is one of 292 recipients selected from over 1,000 entries submitted from around the world.

Founded in 1985, HOW encompasses a variety of different products, competitions and events. Its mission is to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers.

Award winners will receive exposure in the upcoming spring 2017 edition of HOW magazine, as well an online feature at www.howdesign.com.

Mixon has been designing concert posters for the Verizon arena since 2004. She typically illustrates four to five each year.

“I’m excited to have my Mumford & Sons poster chosen for this competition. It always feels good to have your work recognized internationally,” said Mixon.

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

See the story in The Columbus Dispatch.

Students selected for 2017 statewide exhibition

February 26th, 2017 Comments Off on Students selected for 2017 statewide exhibition

In its 67th year, the Mississippi Collegiate Arts exhibit is part of statewide juried competition for student artists enrolled in the state’s four-year colleges and universities. The annual event is designed to showcase the high quality of visual arts education taking place in Mississippi higher education.

This year’s contest drew more than 755 submissions from 8 institutions. Of that number, 44 entries by MSU art majors were among 134 judged worthy of inclusion in the exhibit.

Unfortunately, this year’s exhibit was canceled due to a tornado that struck William Carey University, where the show was being held.

MSU’s 2017 MCA Competition selected exhibitors included:

  • Kelli Clayton
  • Daniel Clark
  • Sam Douglas
  • Erin Frazier
  • Trent Furr
  • Canaan Griffin
  • Heather Hardman
  • Nicolette Johnson
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Justin Mayfield
  • Jenn McFadden
  • Alleigh Moffett
  • Aubrey Pohl
  • Ronnie Robinson
  • Shannon Shepherd
  • Kenan Simpkins
  • Imani Smith
  • Whitney White
  • Gerald Wicks
  • Anna Zollicoffer

Graphic design senior accepted to international student competition

December 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Graphic design senior accepted to international student competition

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“#VIEWS” by Aubrey Pohl

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Pohl’s poster on display

Aubrey Pohl, a senior graphic design major at MSU, recently had a poster accepted as 1 of 50 finalists in the 9th Annual Skopje International Student Competition.

“#VIEWS” was designed as part of an Advanced Typography Independent Study with Assistant Professor Cassie Hester.

The 2016 competition theme was “Identity in Crisis,” and entries were judged by a prestigious panel of international designersFinn Nygaard (Denmark), Fons Hickman (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Rysard Kaja (Poland) and Toni Vasikj (the Republic of Macedonia).

The Skopje Poster Festival kicked off on Nov. 22. All 50 finalists of the were exhibited at the Museum of Skopje (city museum) in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, through November 30.

MSU graphic design student work featured in Sappi’s new paper promotion

December 5th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU graphic design student work featured in Sappi’s new paper promotion

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spread featuring Crosby Arboretum series

A series of posters celebrating MSU’s Crosby Arboretum will be featured in Sappi Fine Papers’ latest promo titled “Verticals.” 

Currently in production, “Verticals” features excellent graphic design projects from universities across the country.

Phillip Bajoras, a December 2015 graduate, designed the poster series in Assistant Professor Cassie Hester’s spring 2015 Intro to Print Production class. Bajoras is currently working at a screen printing shop in Alabama.

The promo was curated and designed by Studio Hinrichs in San Francisco, Calif. Kit Hinrichs—recipient of the prestigious AIGA Medal—is principal and creative director.

Be sure to request the latest promos and samples from Sappi!

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