Blanco and Shields in Signs of the Times

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Collaborative prints by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Ivanete Blanco and David Shields (under their studio name of R-N-R Showprint) were included in the exhibition Signs of the Times, a national juried competition of contemporary broadsides. The show, selected by noted printer and publisher Stephen Frech, was presented March 11–April 3 at North Dakota State University’s Flakoll Gallery. Two works were selected for the show: Smithville Papers Number Three, and Number Four. The former was was one of six honorary Merit Award recipients chosen by the juror.


Graphic Design students take Addy Awards

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Three Graphic Design concentration students were honored for their work by the American Advertising Federation Hampton Roads 2015 Addy Awards on March 7. Sandra Connors won Student Gold for Woody Guthrie exhibition catalog, Taylor Roy received a Student Gold Award for his Angola Rodeo poster, and Casey Rowan won Student Silver in the Packaging category for the Top Bobbers sales promotion. The students produced the work in classes with Assistant Professors of Graphic Design David Shields and Ivanete Blanco. Congratulations to all!

Yvonne Frederick awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship


Yvonne Frederick (BFA-Studio Art/BA-Art History) has been awarded an ODU Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Yvonne’s research project is an expansion of the paper she presented at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium on identifying Matthew in Caravaggio’s painting Calling of Saint Matthew, which she plans to transform into her Senior Thesis in the fall. Congratulations!

Graphic Design students win ADDYs


Three Graphic Design concentration students received awards for their work at the annual Hampton Roads American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach. (Show above, left to right) Jonathan Kwok won Gold for his “Imagination is Reality” Poster, Sandra Connors won a Silver for her “In Persuasion Nation” book cover, and Kristen Beauter won a Gold for her Audio Book Packaging.

Ivanete Blanco in GDUSA

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Ivanete Blanco has work included in GDUSA’s 2012 American Inhouse Design Awards. She was recognized for her poster for the ODU Opera Theatre’s production of the Frank Loesser musical Guys & Dolls. Her winning entry is published in GDUSA magazine and also online.

5th Annual Art Students’ Juried Exhibition and Scholarship Competition

Judging for the annual scholarship competition and 5th Annual Old Dominion University Art Students’ Juried Exhibition will take place this year on Friday, April 13. Scholarships will be selected by the Art Department faculty and the Exhibition juried by Emily Spruill Labows, Director of Cultural Affairs for City of Virginia Beach.

All students are eligible to compete for the student show. Scholarships are only available to students who intend to graduate in December 2012 or later.

To enter the Exhibition and/or Scholarship competition art studio students may bring up to five original works created in the last two years to the Gordon Gallery on the dates and times given below. Also bring a completed application form and a pre-made 4×5 card with name and e-mail clearly printed along with an artist’s statement of no more than 100 words.

Art History students please submit your applications to Robert Wojtowicz electronically by Monday, April 9. Your applications will be reviewed by the art history and studio art faculty with the winner announced with other scholarship awards.

To qualify for consideration for Art History, you must include the following as part of your application:
1. A completed cover sheet (download a PDF here) indicating that you are an Art History major in good academic standing; and
2. A well-researched and well-written paper (complete with bibliography, endnotes, and images) from a course in progress, or a revised and updated research paper from a course taken during an earlier semester.

Students selected for the Exhibition will be posted here at the Art department blog and posted at the gallery during work pick-up times. Scholarship winners will be posted here at the Art department blog later in the semester.
The application form is available here (PDF)
For further information, contact Greta Pratt for Scholarships and Heather Bryant for exhibition.

Drop off work:
Gordon Galleries
Tuesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 11
1:00 – 4:00 both days.

Friday, April 13

Pick up work:
Saturday April 14
Sunday April 15
1:00 – 4:00 both days.

Selected work must be returned to gallery ready for installation on Tuesday, April 17, 11:30 – 4:30.
Exhibition: April 21- May 13
Reception: Saturday, April 21, 7:00–9:00pm