WWU International Opportunities Fair

International Opportunities Fair
Thursday, January 24, 11:00 – 3:00
Viking Union Multipurpose Room

This is the largest campus event dedicated to providing information about work, volunteer, study, and internship positions abroad.  Participating organizations include the Peace Corps, the US Department of State, Semester at Sea, Cross Cultural Solutions, American Institute for Foreign Study, Adventure Teaching, and as well as WWU programs with an international focus. This event is co-sponsored by the WWU Career Services Center and the WWU International Programs & Exchanges.

Throughout the week of the Fair, the Career Services Center and International Programs and Exchanges will conduct popular workshops that will be of interest to students considering employment or internships abroad:

International Opportunities for Certified Teachers
Monday, January 23, 4:30, Old Main 280

How to Navigate the International Opportunities Fair
Tuesday, January 24, 4:00, Viking Union Room 552

International Jobs and Internships Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 Viking Union Room 552

Teach English as a Second Language:  a panel discussion with employers
Thursday, January 26, 4:00, Viking Union Room 552

Not to be cliché, but these provide great resources to expand your horizons!

New Juried Book Competition

Here is another opportunity for everyone! “Open to Interpretation” is holding an open call for entries from all photographers, the theme: water’s edge. Being so close to the bay, I’m sure you guys have awesome possibilities for entries.

The winners of the image competition will be the inspiration for the literary (poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) portion of a book as well! Entries are due June 7!

Check it ouuuut! http://www.open2interpretation.com/

Photographers Dream in Images

The Focus Project: http://www.focusproject2011.com/

Artists Wanted and JPG Magazine come together to present a yearly archive of  the “most compelling photographs capturing what is most important in our lives”, and they are looking for submissions!

Winners and participants have a shot at the big time, a chance to partake in $75,000 worth of awards, a red-carpet reception, and more.

Go to their website to check out more information and how to participate!

Beyond Borders 2011 Call for Art

It’s that time of year again! The Viking Union Gallery is soliciting submissions for its final exhibition of the year, “Beyond Borders” an International Fine Art Competition open to all undergraduate students in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Alaska, and British Columbia.

The exhibition is open to all artistic mediums! The art will be chosen by a jury, as will the winners of the competition, who will be awarded with monetary prizes 🙂

Submit submit submit! Due March 11, 2011

Check out the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134178973314162

Whirling Waves and Wolfbats

Printmaker, installation and performance artist Dennis McNett is at the VU Gallery! Dennis is well known for his elaborate parades, intricate screenprints and woodblocks, giant Viking ship sculptures and so much more.

The Viking Union Gallery is hosting McNett for an exhibition of prints, skateboards, tapestries, and a new custom-made Viking ship installation. If you have yet to stop by the gallery this week, Dennis and a group of art student volunteers have been working together to construct the ship and additional components for the Grand Opening Reception this Thursday, 2/3/11 from 6-8pm in the VU Gallery!

The culmination of all of this construction will take place during the reception with the unveiling of the finalized exhibit, ship, and a procession of students adorned with Nordic-inspired masks, helmets, and headdresses. This procession will end in the sacrifice of a giant war eagle pinata… Definitely an event you won’t want to miss.

If you have any questions about participating in the construction/installation process, the opening reception, or the show in general, please contact coordinator Allie Paul at asp.vu.gallery@wwu.edu!

Whirling Waves & Wolfbats 2/3/11 – 2/18/11

Compiling Student Websites

Hey everybody!

If you are currently a photography and/or art student here at WWU, or a recent alumni, we want to hear from you!  The blog is in the process of creating a page of current and alumni art student websites that will be available for public access.

If you have an art website, Flickr, Tumblr, etc. that you would like us to link to, simply comment on this post with your name and we’ll start compiling the page. Hopefully this will become a rich resource which can be used by fellow art students, faculty, and more!