Campus publications seek student artwork!

Western’s annual publications, Labyrinth & Jeopardy, put on by the AS Women’s Center and English Department respectively, are both currently seeking submissions of written work and visual art.

Labyrinth is a gender-inclusive visual art journal sponsored by the Women’s Center, calling for submissions around the topic of “the gray areas of identity”. Submissions are due by January 20, 2011! For more information, contact coordinator Annie Jansen at, or check out the Facebook event! Applicants have a chance to be included in both the publication and a gallery exhibit in the Viking Union Gallery.

“Jeopardy Magazine is Western’s annual showcase publication of literary and fine arts. Available each spring, Jeopardy contains the best prose, poetry, comics, creative non-fiction, scripts, fine arts, and photography Western has to offer, plus much more.” The first submission deadline is December 4, 2010, and the final deadline is Winter Quarter. Check out their website

Keep checking back for more updates on these publications!

WWU Photo goes to regional SPENW conference!

On November 5-7, a group of approximately a dozen WWU photo students traveled to Portland, OR to attend and participate in the SPENW regional conference. The WWU Student Panel (Mike Cumiskey, Andrew Figgs, Adam McRae, Joe Rudko, and Fiona Shearer) had their successful presentation on Saturday in front of a packed house.

Garth Amundson, Pierre Gour, Rebecca Cummins (University of Washington), and Alex Emmons (Central Washington University) presented Blasted: Location/Dislocation, a panel describing their respective research as related to the over-arching topic of site and location.

The conference was a HUGE success and the organizers deserve credit for facilitating such an informative and dynamic conference! Everyone is invited to participate in both the national SPE conference in Atlanta, GA in March 2011 as well as the 2011 SPENW Regional Conference.

Below is a slideshow of images from the weekend in Portland:

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Small Artwork is a Big Deal

Check out these upcoming calls for art surrounding small artwork!

“Small Works, Big Presents”, White River Valley Museum, Auburn (near Seattle), WA
The White River Valley Museum and the City of Auburn Arts Commission are partnering to present a Small Works, Big Presents juried art show and sale and are seeking artist participation. Artwork submission is limited to a maximum frame dimension of 20” x 20”.  Artists of diverse mediums are encouraged to enter, but is limited to two-dimensional artwork.
Fee: $5 per work
Deadline: November, 7, 2010

“Neo-Kitsch: national small works showcase”, Arts West, Seattle, WA
Kitsch and camp are the new black if you haven’t heard, but more than just being the new “in” thing, ArtsWest Theater’s holiday show is A Tuna Christmas.  Nothing goes better with a fun night with the “24 citizens of the third smallest town in Texas,” than some little bits of sentimentality and the ‘thingamabobs’ from popular culture with a twist of cleverness and surprise.
Charles Krafft’s King of Kitsch is a fine example of neo-kitsch already accepted into the exhibition.  This small porcelain skull with a crown of Holland-style figurines in Delftware say collectible sweetness with a flourish of fun and wit.  Unlike your father’s kitsch, commentary on the masses is appreciated.
With this call we request small works 10” x 10” or smaller from 2D and 3D media, including nontraditional mediums.
Fee: $10 per work
Deadline: November 8, 2010