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Frostic School of Art

Annual Student Exhibition

The Frostic School of Art Annual Student Exhibition

is an annual juried exhibition for students.

Beginning in 2020, this exhibition is now featured online.

 

View the 2020 Annual Student Exhibition here. 

2021 Annual Student Exhibition Call and Guidelines

This year the Annual Student Exhibition will be again presented exclusively online. The Slideroom submission portal is now open! We strongly encourage you to submit work in all mediums and of all different scales. See below for more information on how to apply.

Tyanna Buie

2021 Juror

The Richmond Center for Visual Arts is pleased to announce the 2021 juror for the Frostic School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Tyanna Buie.

 

A Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI native, Tyanna Buie is Assistant Professor/Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.  A nationally recognized visual artist, she earned her BA from Western Illinois University and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Buie has attended such Artist-in-Residency programs as the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA; the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY; and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. She maintains a close connection to the community by hosting printmaking workshops and demonstrations, while participating in Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives through the production of public art created for underserved neighborhoods and communities in Milwaukee, and Madison, WI.

 

Buie has been a visiting artist lecturer in Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, Rhode Island, and Arizona, while continuing to exhibit her works in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions throughout the country. Her extensive exhibition record includes The Contemporary Invitational Print and Drawing exhibition at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, The Haggerty Museum of Art, The Racine Art Museum, The Red Bull House of Art, N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Wriston Art Center, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and the Alice Wilds.

 

Buie earned an emerging artist Mary L. Nohl Fellowship in 2012; the Love of Humanity Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2015; the 2019 Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts; the 2019/2020 Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA; and the 2020 Fellowship.art award, a top accelerator award and program funded through gener8tor. Buie’s work has been acquired by major institutions and private collections nationally and reviewed on Hyperallergic.com and Essay’d.com
 

HOW TO APPLY

LOG INTO SLIDEROOM TO BEGIN APPLICATION 

https://frosticart.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/59293/0vWwQ6WMcX

 

FOLLOW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Read through everything carefully and follow the instructions.  Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 31st.

 

DOCUMENT YOUR WORK

Set your camera or phone on a tripod or level surface. Use good lighting that isn’t too strong or at such an angle that shadows are cast on your artwork. When possible, create a plain backdrop using an unadorned wall or hang a bedsheet; this helps to keep the visual focus on the artwork. Crop out anything in the background that detracts from your work. See the list of links below for more on how to photograph your work.

 

WRITE AND EDIT YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT

To enhance and provide context for your digital submission, we are requiring students to submit an artist or designer’s statement. As you know, it is incredibly important to be able to write about, describe and contextualize your work.  These statements are not meant to be long or overly formal. Aim to be concise and specific, coherent and evocative. Avoid any generic comments and overly-wordy turns of phrase. The maximum length is 250 words—about a half page.

 

OPTIONAL: PREPARE SHORT NARRATIVES OR THEMATIC, CONTENT, OR CONTEXT DESCRIPTIONS

You will have an opportunity to submit these short descriptions to accompany each digital submission. Each narrative should be one to two sentences long. 

 

PREFERRED METHOD FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Create an account on Vimeo and upload your video there and then include this link in your SlideRoom application. If you choose to directly upload your video to SlideRoom, there is a 500MB limit.

 

CHECK YOUR WMICH EMAIL REGULARLY

This is the main way we will communicate to you about the exhibition, including jurying results.

 

CAREFULLY FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS

Remember that this new application process and online format invokes the kinds of professional skills that will be required of you for a variety of future endeavors—applying to various programs (including graduate school), as well as artist residencies, exhibitions, and a host of other opportunities.

 

AWARDS

The Frostic School of Art will select award recipients based on your digital submission.  You will be notified of awards separately by the Frostic School of Art. 

Important Dates & Links

Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 11:59pm

Notification of accepted and declined works: April 10

The online exhibition will go live on April 19, 2021

 

Slideroom link 

https://frosticart.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/59293/0vWwQ6WMcX

View the 2020 Annual Student Exhibition here 

https://www.wmu-annual-student-exhibition.online/

Tips for writing an artist statement

Aim to situate your work in personal, artistic, cultural, political, social or academic contexts. Avoid jargon. Strive for clarity and originality. Remember, writing is different than talking and you need to adjust how you express yourself accordingly. See these links for some basic guidance on how to write your statement:

Tips and links for documenting your work

Tips on documenting with a camera from the Royal Academy of Arts, London:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YJlBRW1ZH4

 

Tips on documenting with a camera from SAATCHI ONLINE:

https://youtu.be/Vpj28da03JQ

 

Tips from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) on how to photograph your 3D work: 

https://youtu.be/6G6FHgWLlkI    

 

If you don’t have a camera at your disposal, don’t worry.  Check out these tips for documenting with your smartphone: 

https://youtu.be/FKgWIzvm3Hs  

 

See this link to document your 3D work with your phone:

https://youtu.be/AMaUhKJgQv0   

 

And more tips here to document your 2D work with your phone:

https://youtu.be/S0g4a1Ge-Ds

For other great examples, view the student work on this website for well-written artist statements and excellent photographs of work. 

https://www.wmudevriesstudentgallery.online/vicki-cook

https://www.wmudevriesstudentgallery.online/paige-brosofske

 

Your professors are an excellent source of guidance, knowledge and support. The Exhibitions Staff is also happy to help at any time. Do not hesitate to reach out! We are here to help!

Director of Exhibitions, Indra Lācis indra.lacis@wmich.edu

Coordinator of Exhibitions, Tanya Bakija tanya.bakija@wmich.edu