Lets kick off late night access right! Join us for pizza, games, and late night art shenanigans! Come and make some art, eat, and have an awesome time!
Note: this event is only available for students who have registered for late night access through the visual arts building. Late night registration begins September 2nd. If you have not signed up prior to to this event, you will not have access to the building. To register for late night access, visit the Visual Arts Main Office.
We hope to see you there!
Got any suggestions, comments, or things you want Visions to do this year? We'll be having monthly meetings to discuss upcoming events, vote on club business, and to meet new members! Stop on by and say hello!
We will also have Erin Stapleton, the Experiential Education Associate at the Career Service Center visiting to introduce herself and talk about internship opportunities for artists.
We'll be meeting in Room 208, the conference room located on the 2nd floor to the left of the photo studio.
Visions is taking a tour of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery located on the bottom floor of the Sturgis Library (next to the Clayton Gallery). The Rare Book Gallery features a large collection of first edition copies of rare books, documents, and manuscripts, which are collected and archived here at KSU!
"The Bentley Rare Book Gallery is a collection of 8,000 rare books, manuscripts and documents representing and manifesting the history of the book in the English-speaking world. The mission of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery is to provide good stewardship of the collection according to best practices, curate the collection through exhibits and programming, and to educate our constituency on the value of rare books and the history of the book by incorporating our collection into teaching and learning at the university. The Gallery is a university and community resource, serving as both a dynamic learning space and a repository for rare items.
Through the Gallery’s hands-on presentations, exhibitions and workshops, campus visitors and community members have the opportunity to appreciate the rich history represented in the collection and the value of preserving it for future generations. The Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books welcomes you to search the collection, schedule an appointment or simply learn more about the Gallery and its history."
We know a lot of art students work in the studios during late night access, and we feel that students should have the opportunity to learn how to defend themselves in an unsafe environment. Visions will be providing self defense lessons to anyone interested.
Sierra Rawles, a first-degree black belt in the self defense martial art, Hap Ki Do, will be demonstrating in a one hour workshop basic self defense maneuvers, such as how to defend yourself against an attacker, grab escapes, joint locks, basic strikes, and safe falls.
This class is for anyone interested in learning basic self defense, and is not limited to just women. If there is enough attendance, future self defense classes will be provided monthly, and will build on one another with more advance techniques demonstrated.
If you would like to attend, please reserve your spot below. As of now, the location is TBA, and we will update with that information as soon as we have a room reserved.
Join Visions for College Night at the High Museum Saturday, February 1st 8pm-12am. Visions will be meeting outside the Visual Arts Building (or the inside lobby, depending on the weather) at 6:00 pm to carpool. We'll be going to Mellow Mushroom for dinner, then heading to the High Museum afterward.
Tickets are free for due-paying Visions members. If you are a Visions member and plan on going to the High Museum College Night, please fill out the form below to reserve your ticket. If you are not a Visions member or wish to purchase additional tickets, please visit our store to purchase a ticket online for $5.00.
Deadline for purchasing or reserving tickets is Friday, January 24th at 5pm. You may pick up your ticket from a Visions Officer Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th between 12-2pm.
"Round up your posse for College Night at the High! Hop aboard a tour ofGo West! as remixed spaghetti western soundtracks fill the galleries. Stick around the exhibition for student-led art talks and performances presented by Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Get your mug sketched on a personalized WANTED poster, pose in a Wild West photo booth, and make art in our studios with artist Natalie Brandhorst. End the night on the dance floor as you scoot your boots with art-pop duo WHITEGOLD and Salsa Chest."
Join us for the opening reception of Visions 31st Annual Student Juried Exhibition! We will be showcasing work selected by this year's juror, Annette Cone-Skelton, director of MoCA-GA. First, Second, and Third place cash prizes will be awarded, along with a Chair's Purchase, and Museum's Purchase awards.
Support your fellow colleagues and enjoy food and drink on us!
All students enrolled at least one semester at Kennesaw State University, Summer 2013 – Spring 2014 are eligible.
All entries must be original works of the entering artists and have been completed within the past two years. The work cannot have previously been exhibited in another Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.
Artwork must not exceed 50 inches in any dimension.
Non-Visions Members: $10 for the first 3 artwork entries. $5 per additional entry
Visions Members: $5 for the first 3 artwork entries. $5 per additional entry
Payment methods include cash, check, debit, and credit. Please make checks payable to Visions.
How to pay entry fees:
To download the submission form, please go to ksuvisions.com/shop to pay the entry fee. Two options will be available: Juried Exhibition: Non-Member Entry Fee, and Juried Exhibition: Visions Member Entry Fee. Visions Members will receive a password via email in order to access the discounted rate. Visions Memberships may be purchased online in our shop or in person.
Once the entry fee has been paid, you will receive access to the Juried Exhibition Art Submission Form in an editable PDF file. Access to the file will last for 24 hours. If longer access is needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The art submission form, along with photos of each piece should then be emailed to email@example.com.
For paper copies of the submission form, or to pay entry fees in person, please find a Visions officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An artwork submission form, and a 72dpi .jpg image of each work, must be emailed to email@example.com. Each image should be saved as the title of the artwork, as listed on the submission form. I.e. birthofvenus.jpg
Improperly titled images, or submission forms without artwork will not be considered. Work submitted without payment of the entry fee will not be reviewed. For any questions regarding submitting artwork, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2-dimensional works must have wire hangers (no sawtooth or loop hangers). Works on paper must be framed behind glass or plexiglass with a sturdy backing support and frame.
Canvases must have at least a 1” depth with not exposed staples or the canvas must be framed or neatly surrounded with a wood-strip frame.
Jewelry and works smaller than 5” high must be protected by a box enclosure. Chosen jewelry may be presented together on fabric.
Ceramics and sculpture must be stable enough to stand on pedestals or the floor. Sculpture should be constructed securely and be provided with a base if necessary. Self-standing graphic works such as brochures or restaurant menus may be submitted and displayed on pedestals.
Digital Graphics, Flash Animation, Digital Multimedia, and 1-minute or less Short Films may be submitted via email as PDF, SWF, or MOV files. Accepted works will be displayed on a Macintosh Screen Presentation.
Cash awards will be made for First, Second, and Third places. Works in any medium are eligible for these three prizes.
A $250 Chair’s Purchase Award will be made on behalf of Harrison Long for one work that will be purchased for the University’s campus collection. Please indicate on your entry form if you would like your work(s) to be eligible. The purchase price is $250 regardless of the listed price of the piece.
A $250 Museum Purchase Prize will be made on behalf of Joe Thomas for one work that will be purchased for the University's campus collection. Please indicate on your entry form if you would like your work(s) to be eligible. The purchase price is $250 regardless of the listed price of the piece.
SALE OF ARTWORK
When pricing artwork for sale, please include a 30% contribution to support the Gallery Program at KSU.
By entry hereunder, entrant agrees that there shall be no liability on the part of the School of Art and Design, Kennesaw State University, VISIONS, for the loss or damage to the entrant’s work(s) from any cause while under the possession or control of these sponsors.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Notification of acceptance will be sent out the first week of December. Accepted artwork should be delivered to the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson building during the designated drop off time. You will be given tags to identify your artwork during this time. Tags should be taped in the upper left-hand corner on the back of framed works. All work must be ready to hang with wire on the back.
Special thanks to the School of Art and Design, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Visions Members, Annette Cone-Skelton, Shane McDonald, Don Robson, Teri Jester-Hamilton, Colin Skees, and everyone involved to make this show possible.
Sculpture Club is participating in a collaborative glassblowing workshop with a local graduate program at Atlanta Hot Glass on Saturday, October 26. If you're interested in participating, please fill out the form below, and your information will be forwarded to Sculpture Club. They will be sending out more information closer to the date of the event. Participation fee is currently $35, but is subject to change.
Visions is partnering up with the Portrait Club to host an open studio with a live model on Sunday, October 13th at Shane McDonald's studio. The three hour session will last from 12pm-3pm. Supplies will not be provided, members must bring their own.
There is no admission fee, so participants are encouraged to bring either a snack or beverage item to share with everyone. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by filling out the form below.
For more information on Shane McDonald's work and studio, visit http://www.shanemcdonaldstudios.com
For any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Visions is excited to be participating in Frey Elementary's Fall Festival this year! We are looking for volunteers to help with face painting during the event.
The Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 11 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm.
This is a wonderful opportunity for community service, and we will be recording volunteer hours so members may receive cords for graduation. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. We hope to see you there!
Bring in the new school year with a semi-glam dance party at the High!
Don your classiest rags and celebrate the Golden Age of Dutch master painters. Strike your own memorable pose in a Girl with a Pearl Earring photo booth, listen to DJs Rami Lollipop and Natural Born Swiller spin records while you make pearl cufflinks. Museum staff will give tours of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and artists Fahamu Pecou, Bethany Collins, and Nathan Sharratt will talk about their work on view in Drawing Inside the Perimeter. Music outside on the piazza by Mood Rings and DJ Ree de la Vega, who will put a Golden Age spin on her set as you dance under the stars.
Dress Code: Casual glam & faux pearls
Menu: Chicken and Belgian Waffles
Ticket Information: $7 for college students, free for members and Academic affiliates. $5 tickets per student for groups of 10 or more.
Visions will be providing free tickets to the College Night event to its due-paying members. We will be selling tickets to non-members for $5/ticket. To purchase a Visions Membership, click here.
To reserve your College Night Ticket please fill out the form below.
Visions is kicking off the semester with an Artist Trading Card Event! We will be providing all of the materials to create a trading card (you're welcome to bring your own supplies as well), and we will be swapping cards at the end of our meeting.
We have a lot planned for the upcoming year, and we've got some big changes coming to Visions! We'll also be discussing some of the events we'll be hosting, and what's going on in the Visions Gallery, and how you can exhibit your work there.
Come by and meet your new officers and find out what we have in store!
"Trajectory follows the varied paths of six recent Kennesaw State University graduates from the former Visual Arts Department, now the School of Art and Design. By definition, a trajectory is the path that a moving object follows through space and time. Inspired by this notion, the exhibition surveys the trajectory of these recent graduates' artistic developments along with the unique career paths that each has followed upon graduation. Each artist has charted their own course, whether it is continuing their studies in graduate school, working as a creative professional, or becoming a full-time artist. Though these six alumni have chosen varied paths, the speed of their success is a testament to the dedicated and exceptional education they have received at Kennesaw State University."
Visions will be attending the opening reception of Trajectory. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to visit the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson building to view the exhibition. We will be meeting outside the Visual Arts building at 4pm to go together as a group. Otherwise, we'll see you there!
Visions is exited to announce our involvement in a community service project at the Globe Academy in Atlanta! The Globe Academy is a dual-language charter school that specializes in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin. The school will be opening up for their first year this fall, and they're looking for some artistic flair!
We will be partnering up with Amy Wilson and the Rhame Family Foundation, who is coordinating the project and providing the supplies. At the moment, we are focusing on the main interior hallway of the building, and an alcove above the entrance outside. However, there are many more spaces that are in need of murals, and if we are able to pull in more volunteers, then we can expand our project to other areas of the school.
We're looking at a two-day event, which will be from 10am-6pm on Saturday, July 20th, and 10am-6pm on Sunday, July 21st. We would love it if you could volunteer for one or both days! We will be carpooling, and if possible, we will look at renting a van from the school to keep gas milage low. There is also the possibility of gas reimbursements from Student Life– we'll update you when we receive more information.
Not only do we have the chance to give back to the community, but Visions is implementing a new volunteer initiative this year to encourage our members to volunteer for the club and other community service projects. We will be recording hours volunteered by our members, and these hours will go towards earning graduation cords.
We will also be treating our volunteers at the end of the year at a banquet on campus. However, this project is especially special, because Amy Wilson has invited us to an after party at her studio space! We will be heading over to Zone of Light Studio afterward for refreshments and fun!
We will also be providing lunch both days while working on the murals. So volunteer, have some grub, have some fun, and come hang out with the Visions crew!
If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to fill out the form below! You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find a Visions Officer to sign up or receive more information.