Let’s talk art: MSU students, alumni connect through spring exhibition

April 6th, 2018 Comments Off on Let’s talk art: MSU students, alumni connect through spring exhibition

“CAR WASH: Dog” by Robert Lewis (Photo submitted)

“Copy of a Collage” by Mary Jackson (Photo submitted)

Earth Day Poster by Gerald Wicks (Photo submitted)

“Home” by Claire Burgett (Photo submitted)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Nine students in Mississippi State’s Department of Art received special awards and helpful feedback as part of the 46th Student Juried Exhibition at the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery.

The spring exhibition featured 80 works selected from 263 creations submitted for consideration.

Best in Show and sponsored prizes were presented in the fine art, graphic design and photography categories. All MSU Department of Art alumni, guest jurors for this year’s exhibition were Adam Trest, professional artist and owner of Adam Trest Home in Laurel; Jerry Jackson, senior photo editor with The Baltimore Sun; and Sarah Foley, senior design manager at Johnson and Johnson in New York City.

Lori Neuenfeldt, MSU art department instructor and gallery director, said the juried exhibition provides current students opportunities to exhibit their work and receive feedback from Bulldog graduates making a name for themselves as creative professionals. Neuenfeldt said Foley attended the exhibition reception and shared her knowledge with students in graphic design classes.

“For the past four years, Sarah has met with students during our New York City Field Study trip and has helped students gain internships and job opportunities in New York City,” Neuenfeldt said. “She is one of our amazing alumni who continues to make a major impact here at MSU and on a national level.”

MSU’s 2018 Student Juried Exhibition award winners include (by hometown):

BOONEVILLE—Senior art/fine arts major Moesha S. Wright, RGH Artists’ Paint Award and Dr. Bourgeois Foundation Purchase Award for “Sugary Deception.”

CLINTON—Senior art/graphic design major Gerald A. Wicks, Graphic Design Best in Show for “Don’t Be a Homewrecker: Plant a Tree.”

MAYHEW—Senior art/photography major Robert W. Lewis, Photography Best in Show for “CAR WASH: Dog.”

NESBIT—Senior mathematics major Dominic A. Serpico, MSU Dean of Students Purchase Award for “Teapot & Pocket Vase.”

NEW ALBANY—Senior art/fine arts major Darren J. Cheairs, Starkville Area Arts Council Award for “Found Enlightened Object”

OLD HICKORY, Tennessee—Senior art/fine arts major Claire M. Burgett, Fine Art Best in Show for “Home.”

OXFORD—Sophomore art major Mary M. Jackson, Foundation Best in Show for “Copy of a Collage.”

STARKVILLE—Senior art/fine arts major Ashley N. Rude, Mount Vision Pastel Award for “Folds.”

VALRICO, Florida—Senior art/photography major Colleen E. McInnis, MSU College of Architecture Art and Design Purchase Award for “Real Aladin.”

Celebrating 50 years, MSU’s Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

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

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MSU student work selected for Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition exhibit

March 7th, 2018 Comments Off on MSU student work selected for Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition exhibit

“Flowers” by Mississippi State University senior Claire M. Burgett of Old Hickory, Tennessee, received a Juror’s Award in Mixed Media during the current 2018 Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition.

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Twenty-five works of art by 17 current Mississippi State University students and one alumnus are featured through Saturday [March 10] in the Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum in Oxford.

Dan Brawner, graphic design professor at Watkins College of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, served as juror for the competition, which is now in its 68th year. The statewide juried competition is designed to showcase the high quality of visual arts education taking place in Mississippi higher education.

Of 693 entries from 10 four-year colleges and universities, 100 works were selected. In addition to MSU, students represent Delta State University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi Valley State University, Mississippi University for Women, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University.

MSU’s 2018 Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition exhibitors include (by hometown):

ABERDEEN—Reagan N. Huffman, a senior art/graphic design major.

BRANDON— Ki’erre Dawkins, an art/fine arts bachelor’s graduate; Lexus S. Giles, a senior art/fine arts major; and Jordan C. Knight, a senior art/fine arts major.

CLEVELAND—Justice B. Williams, a senior art/graphic design and photography major.

MADISON—Anna K. “Katie” Erickson, a senior art/graphic design major who received the Juror’s Award in Graphic Design for her piece “Mad Mary’s”; and Nicolette L. “Niki” Johnson, a senior art/fine arts major.

MAYHEW—Robert W. Lewis, a senior art/photography major.

OLD HICKORY, Tennessee—Claire M. Burgett, a senior art/fine arts major who received the Juror’s Award in Mixed Media for her work “Flowers.”

OXFORD—Mary M. Jackson, a sophomore art major.

REX, Georgia—Dionicio D. “Dion” Coleman, a senior art/fine arts major.

RIDGELAND—Mary E. Moore, a senior art/graphic design major.

STARKVILLE—Canaan Griffin, a senior art/graphic design major; Sammira G. Rais-Rohani, a senior biological engineering/biomedical engineering major; and Todd M. Rowan, a junior art major.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia—April M. Porter, a senior art/graphic design major.

WINONA—Lori L. Nesbitt, a senior art/graphic design major.

YAZOO CITY—Catherine E. Remington, a senior art/fine arts major.

Celebrating its 50th year, MSU’s Department of Art is the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

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

First spring 2018 ‘One Night Only’ show has good turnout

February 26th, 2018 Comments Off on First spring 2018 ‘One Night Only’ show has good turnout

Photos via Elizabeth Gammill

The first “One Night Only” show for the spring was held on Feb. 16 and had a good turnout.

Featured work was by students Dion Coleman, Malik Henley and Moesha Wright.

 

Reception held for ‘Hatch Show Print’ exhibit

February 17th, 2018 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘Hatch Show Print’ exhibit

(Photos by Kelsey Brownlee)

A reception was held for  “Hatch Show Print” on Feb. 15.

A working letterpress print shop located in Nashville since 1879, HSP uses its vast collection to educate diverse audiences and to create iconic designs that express and commemorate America’s evolving cultural identity.

The exhibition will be on display in the Visual Arts Center Gallery, 808 University Drive, until March 2.

Read more: http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/artnews/historic-print/

Historic print shop works featured in new exhibition at MSU

January 27th, 2018 Comments Off on Historic print shop works featured in new exhibition at MSU

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Iconic works from the archives of a historic Nashville letterpress print shop are on display through March 2 at Mississippi State University’s Visual Arts Center Gallery.

Free to all, the exhibition in the gallery at 808 University Drive in Starkville features vintage and contemporary posters from Hatch Show Print, the “Music City”-based shop housed in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Since 1879, HSP has worked to educate diverse audiences by creating and sharing a vast collection of well-known designs commemorating America’s evolving identity. The company’s first print job was a handbill announcing the appearance of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

HSP has created handmade posters for musicians such as the late, legendary African-American jazz and blues entertainers Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, as well as show posters for country music icons including the late Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. The shop’s print work in the 21st century has expanded to designs for vinyl record covers, packaging and books. For more, visit http://hatchshowprint.com.

VAC Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 1-4 p.m., Saturday.

A 5-6 p.m. reception will take place Thursday, Feb. 15, at the VAC gallery. Refreshments will be available, and all are welcome.

Celene Aubrey, manager of Hatch Show Print, will give a 12:30 p.m. public presentation Friday, Feb. 16, in the Fazio Jury Room at Giles Hall, home to MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Lori Neuenfeldt, the MSU Department of Art’s gallery director, expressed appreciation for Professor and Graphic Design Coordinator Jamie Mixon and other departmental colleagues who assisted in making the exhibition and related programs possible.

For more information, contact Neuenfeldt at 662-325-2970 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

Learn more about MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design and its Department of Art at www.caad.msstate.eduor follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

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

Alex Bostic places in Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition

January 18th, 2018 Comments Off on Alex Bostic places in Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition

“Milayla#2” | Alexander Bostic

Mississippi State University Department of Art Associate Professor Alexander Bostic’s painting “Milayla#2″ (12×18, Casein) was a finalist in the Non-Commissioned Portrait category of the 2017 Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition.

“This is our 13th year sponsoring this event, and it is encouraging and inspiring to see a showcase of such excellent portrait, figurative and easel work being created by our members around the world,” said Executive Director of the Portrait Society of America Christine Egnoski.

See the full list of winners here: http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition.

2018 Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition to include work by Alex Bostic

January 18th, 2018 Comments Off on 2018 Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition to include work by Alex Bostic

“Dupree” | By Alexander Bostic

Mississippi State University Department of Art Associate Professor Alexander Bostic’s painting “Dupree” was accepted to the the Museum of Science and Industry’s (MSI) 2018 Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition.

The work will be on display at MSI (5700 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill. 60637) from January 15 to February 21.

 

 

Work by Alex Bostic selected for international online exhibition

January 18th, 2018 Comments Off on Work by Alex Bostic selected for international online exhibition

“Syd Sitting” | Acrylics | Alex Bostic

Mississippi State University Department of Art Associate Professor Alexander Bostic’s painting “Syd Sitting” was selected for the 2017 NOAPS Fall International Online Exhibition.

Jurors selected 150 paintings from more than 930 submissions.

See the works here: https://www.noaps.org/2017-fall-online.

Alex Bostic receives Gold Award, has two paintings accepted to national competition

January 18th, 2018 Comments Off on Alex Bostic receives Gold Award, has two paintings accepted to national competition

“Syd Sleeping” | Alexander Bostic

“Sydney #1 | Alex Bostic

Mississippi State University Department of Art Associate Professor Alexander Bostic had two paintings – “Sleeping Syd” and “Sydney #1″ –  accepted to the “Illustration West 56″ competition, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 56th Annual Illustration Competition.

“Sleeping Syd” received a Gold Award in the competition.

More than 1100 entries were judged by Cliff Cramp, Francis Guy, Franck Stephan, Bill Morrison, Julie Murphy and Peter Paul.

“The caliber of everyone’s work was very high, and, as a result, the cut off numbers were very tight,” said Alyce Heath, association manager of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.

The Illustration West 56 Gallery Exhibit will be held at the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. Opening Night will be in early 2018. 

The Illustration West 56 Online Exhibit is currently up and can be viewed here: https://illustrationwest.org/56/.

From the Gallery – December 2017

December 21st, 2017 Comments Off on From the Gallery – December 2017

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