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The 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar Student Art Contest

This year’s Holiday Bazaar will be here before you know it! Once again, we’re selecting one piece of student artwork to promote the event. The winning entry’s image will be featured on posters, advertisements, the large MCA banner at the entrance to the park on Poplar, event signage, and maybe even merchandise and in the press! In addition to all this exposure of your work and representing your school, the winning artist will receive a $200 gift card!

Here are the submission rules:

  • Each entrant must be a current student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at MCA.
  • Submissions must somehow represent this year’s theme: “All Wrapped Up.”
  • Work must be submitted on or before Wednesday, Sept. 25, by 4 p.m. to Carrie Corbett (her office is #104 in Rust Hall, across from the President’s office). She will accept work between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • You must be able to leave your work in Carrie’s office until judging is over (probably a week or less after the deadline). You must pick up your work when notified.
  • You must fill out a submission form when dropping off your work.
  • Work of any medium will be accepted, 2D or 3D.* Multiple entries will be accepted.
  • By submitting your work—and in the event that you win the competition—you are agreeing to let MCA use your work, in whole or in part, in any medium in order to promote the Holiday Bazaar. Your work may be edited for promotional purposes, but don’t worry: we want to feature your work—that’s the whole point!
  • The work will be judged by a local design firm and members of the administration and/or faculty. MCA reserves the right to choose no winner and award no prize.

And a few tips:

  • *You are welcome to submit either 2D or 3D work, but remember that the artwork will primarily be used in 2D media (newspaper, signage, web, etc.). If your 3D piece is selected, it will be photographed for promotional use.
  • Keep in mind that the winning artwork will be used for advertising and promoting MCA’s largest event all year. Be as creative and unexpected as you want, but think about how your work will be used. How will it look on a poster? On a banner on Poplar Avenue?
  • Don’t design an ad. We’re looking for work that can stand on its own. Our design firm will create the advertising based around your artwork.
  • You don’t have to interpret the theme (“All Wrapped Up”) literally—though you certainly may if the inspiration moves you to. This is an exciting, upbeat event, so have fun with your submission!

Any questions?

Contact Carrie Corbett at ccorbett@mca.edu. Good luck!

 

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Contact: Cara Sievers

Director of College Communications
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(901) 272-5111

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Aug. 8, 2012

Joey Slaughter Exhibition Debuts at Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art invites everyone to attend its new Alumni Exhibition by MCA alumnus Joey Slaughter. The show, titled, “I meant to get back to you, but I had a lot going on,” will be on display Aug. 17 through Sept. 30 in the Alumni Gallery in Rust Hall in Overton Park. A special show reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6-9 p.m.

Slaughter’s work is best described in his own artist’s statement: “My artwork investigates the ‘look’ of digital information as it is transmitted around us, providing an overabundance of stimuli and therefore, distractions. I am an admirer of objects, especially toys and furniture. These unique objects along with their subsequent distractions, are referenced through my creation of semi-abstract symbols rooted in their instruction manuals. To illustrate the physical presence of all this information, these symbols are then expanded into the 2D and 3D realms through the use of vinyl cutters, laser, and CNC routers. These cut drawings are then combined with painting and other hand-made pieces, resulting in a blend of tight and loose, machine and man. They are not at odds with one another, but rather work together to make a unified whole. The combination of these traditional and non-traditional processes is important, and allows for a play between spontaneity and precision.”

Slaughter received a Louisiana Division of the Arts Career Advancement Grant for this alumni show, which helped cover the supplies to make the work that will be on display in the Memphis College of Art Alumni Gallery.

Rust Hall’s Alumni Gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Admission is free.

More information about the artist and his work can be found at www.joeyslaughter.com.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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Aug. 8, 2012

Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo Partner for ExZOObition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art is proud to be partnering with the Memphis Zoo to present the Summer Art Camp ExZOObition, going on Aug. 10-26 in the Rendezvous Room of the Memphis Zoo.

The special ExZOObition features animal-themed artwork from artists ages 5 to 17, who attended sessions during four fun-filled weeks of Summer Art Camp at Memphis College of Art. The works feature everything from fish to birds to pandas – and even dinosaurs – and utilize a range of media from painting to sculpture to photography.

“We are so excited to partner with the Memphis Zoo to showcase some of the amazing work created by our campers,” said Cece Palazola, director of community education for Memphis College of Art. “The artwork was inspired by our campers’ field trips to the Zoo, and we are glad to be able to share this work with the hundreds of people who attend the Zoo each day.”

For more information on Memphis College of Art Summer Art Camp and other Community Education programs, visit www.mca.edu/publicprograms, call 901-272-5142 or email commed@mca.edu.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

The Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tenn., is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Recently named as the top zoo in the country by TripAdvisor®, the Memphis Zoo has completed over $93 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibitry, such as Once Upon A Farm, Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek and CHINA – home to giant pandas YaYa and Le Le. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Memphis Zoo, YaYa and Le Le are trademarks of the Memphis Zoo.

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Aug. 8, 2012

Memphis College of Art Debuts Horn Island 28 Exhibition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­— Memphis College of Art is proud to unveil the Horn Island 28 Exhibition, on display Aug. 17 – Sept. 28 in the Main and Lower Galleries of Rust Hall in Overton Park. A special show reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6–9 p.m.

This unique exhibition features work inspired by a MCA-led credited workshop on Horn Island just off the coast of Mississippi. A show like no other, these works incorporate both materials and musings from the group’s nine-day stay on the island.

“Students, alumni and faculty all shared in a spectacular trip – this year’s group was in total sync with each other and Mother Horn,” said Don DuMont, assistant professor of Design Arts and director of the Horn Island Program. “All participated in discovering many aspects of the island’s offerings including the numerous migrating and nesting birds, endless amounts aquatic wildlife and many exploring treks to east and west tips.”

The exhibition will feature island-inspired creations in a wide range of media including sketchbook/journals, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, drawing and metalsmithing.

Rust Hall’s Main and Lower Galleries are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday–Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Admission is free.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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