Art and Design Alumnus Takes Film Festival Awards

Joe Rule, a recent graduate of the Computer Art program, won the Best of Show award at the Saugatuck Shorts Film Festival on October 12 for his animation “Eat Your Vegetables.” The animation was completed as part of AD 403: Senior Exhibition in April, 2013. “Eat Your Vegetables” also won the Best in Animation category in the Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival over the summer and the Best Animated Film in the Made-in-Michigan Film Festival on October 19.

joerule.com
www.joerule.com

Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival
ymff.org

Made in Michigan Film Festival
www.madeinmichiganfilmfestival.org

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Alumnus Recipient of the 2nd Annual MANIFEST PRIZE

Brett Eberhardt, a 2002 graduate of the School of Art and Design, has received the MANIFEST AWARD, sponsored by the Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Eberhardt’s oil painting, titled “Red Plate”, was selected from 252 entries submitted by artists from across the country. Ten jurors review the entries until ONE from among hundreds is selected for exhibition in the Parallel Space Gallery , where it is the only work on display. The Manifest Prize has become an annual offering, which includes a cash award, and is featured in the gallery catalogue.

Eberhardt received his MFA from Syracuse University and is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at Western Illinois University. His work is exhibited nationally and he is represented by Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

MANIFEST
www.manifestgallery.org/about/schedule.html

Drawing and Painting
art.nmu.edu/department/draw_paint.html

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Senior Woodworking Student Selected as a Winner of the NICHE Award 2011

Senior Woodworking student Hans Gottsacker was selected as a Winner of the NICHE Award 2011 in the student wood category. His vessel and utensils were selected for this award from an international competition that included finalists from Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of the Arts.

NICHE magazine was founded for the purpose of connecting art galleries and craft retailers with the finest wholesale crafts, handmade gifts and decorative art objects made in artist studios throughout the United States and Canada.

Sponsored annually by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation for both production and limited-edition craft works in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions.

NICHE Awards 2011
www.nicheawards.com/category/winners/

Woodworking
art.nmu.edu/department/Wood.html

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School Hosts Photoshop Wars 2010

Photoshop Wars was hosted by the School of Art and Design on March 19, 2010. Students were given one hour to complete an image utilizing Adobe Photoshop. The image was based on a theme announced at the beginning of the event, which required fast idea development and even faster execution from the participants.

The first battle of the day was a solo battle in which each participant completed an image and the battle was won by Erin Wiljanen. The solo event was followed by a team battle in which teams of two or three participants completed a single image. Coordinated by Stephan Larson, the event was created to have an entertaining, competitive arena for students to show-off their technical, design and conceptual skills. The time limit not only adds to the intensity of the battle, but also mimics a real-world situation where solutions often need to be completed in a very short timeframe. As added motivation, prizes were awarded by a panel of Art and Design faculty and a separate Audience Choice award was determined by the voting of participants and audience.

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School Hosts Photoshop Wars 2009

Photoshop Wars was hosted by the School of Art and Design on March 20, 2009. Students were given one hour to complete an image utilizing Adobe Photoshop. The image was based on a theme announced at the beginning of the event, which required fast idea development and even faster execution from the participants. The first battle of the day was a solo battle in which each participant completed an image and the battle was won by Melissa Miron. The solo event was followed by a team battle in which teams of two or three participants completed a single image. Coordinated by Stephan Larson, the event was created to have an entertaining, competitive arena for students to show-off their technical, design and conceptual skills. The time limit not only adds to the intensity of the battle, but also mimics a real-world situation where solutions often need to be completed in a very short timeframe. As added motivation, prizes were awarded by a panel of Art and Design faculty and a separate Audience Choice award was determined by the voting of participants and audience.

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Art and Design Major Finalist in National Video Competition

Mia Cinelli, an NMU Art & Design major, received one of five honorable mention awards in the 2008 Calm-a-sutra of Tea National Scholarship competition, for her video entitled “Tea is for Me!” featuring her original music, lyrics, performance, and animation. Nearly 700 students competed in this national competition sponsored by the USA Tea Council. To see her video select the link below.

Calm-a-sutra of Tea National Scholarship
www.teausa.org/calmasutra/index.cfm

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HCD Student Recognized in International Design Competition

Human Centered Design major, Amanda Leppi was recently recognized in an international design competition hosted by designboom.com. Her design, “Landscape Plate,” was short listed out of 4843 designers from 98 countries and was displayed in Milan, Italy at Macef International Home Show. Amanda’s design combines research of geographic information systems (GIS) in conjunction with behavioral rituals encompassed within the dining experience. For more information please see the link below.

designboom
www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contest_pk=21&item_pk=19163&p=1

Human Centered Design
art.nmu.edu/department/human.html

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School Hosts Photoshop Wars 2008

Photoshop Wars was hosted by the School of Art and Design on April 4, 2008. Students were given one hour to complete an image utilizing Adobe Photoshop. The image was based on a theme announced at the beginning of the event, which required fast idea development and even faster execution from the participants. The first battle of the day was a solo battle in which each participant completed an image and the battle was won by Chris Paluch. The solo event was followed by a team battle in which teams of two to four participants completed a single image. Coordinated by Stephan Larson, the event was created to have an entertaining, competitive arena for students to show-off their technical, design and conceptual skills. The time limit not only adds to the intensity of the battle, but also mimics a real-world situation where solutions often need to be completed in a very short timeframe. As added motivation, prizes were awarded by a panel of Art and Design faculty and a separate Audience Choice award was determined by the voting of participants and audience.

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