WADE 2015 coming Monday, February 16, 2015.

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Studio Workshops – Art Criticism Lecture – Portfolio Reviews – Juried Exhibition – Awards Ceremony

WADE: Young Women's Art & Design Exhibition


WADE is designed to provide young high school women with opportunities to exhibit artwork, develop advanced studio skills, cultivate aesthetic appreciation, and earn scholarships for college study. WADE is open to high school women in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Goal: Through this dynamic festival of exhibitions, presentations and studio workshops Brenau University seeks to celebrate the young woman’s role in defining the symbiotic relationship of art and society. On behalf of the steering committee, we are pleased to announce the young Women’s Art & Design Exhibition, WADE, at Brenau University. In the spirit of the previous All-State Festival of Art & Design, Brenau has revitalized the festival and modeled it into a women’s only event. The steering committee is planning a spectacular list of activities, workshops and lectures for young women including an exhibition of their works. Congratulations to our 2014 winners! View photos from WADE 2014 on our Flickr page.

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Multiple awards will be given in gold, silver and bronze levels and one award for Best in Show. Brenau University will award up to $40,000 in scholarships and $1000 cash awards.



Submissions to be accepted include architecture, clay, digital video and animation, drawing, fashion design, fashion trend forecasting, graphic design, interior design, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and sculpture.



8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check-In (John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Hosch Theatre Lobby). Exhibition opening.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Morning Workshops (various locations, see map)
Group 1 Group 2
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Aesthetics Workshop Gallery Tours/Portfolio Scholarship Reviews
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Gallery Tours/Portfolio Scholarship Reviews Aesthetics Workshop
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
4:00– 4:45 p.m. Reception
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Art Pickup  



Figure drawing: Learn about the arts of drawing the human form and of portraiture. Screenprinting: In this workshop, students will learn the basics of screenprinting, or seriography. Hands-on experience will include creating a design, prepping a screen and printing on paper and textiles. Students may bring a light-colored t-shirt to print if they desire.
Book Art: Mixed media mini journals: Learn the time-honored traditions of bookbinding and gold leafing in combination with mixed-media, collage and altered bookmaking. Digital Photography: Students will learn more about the camera they have. We will discuss the manual operation of the camera and how to use it in the real world i.e. shutter speeds, f/stops, ISO… We will then do a walk around through campus and talk about how to use natural light to your advantage. We will also discuss how to make informed choices about composition and the use of the rule of thirds. All info can be applied not only to portraits but can be used in other types of photography. Bring camera to workshop.
Monoprint and stamp: Combine the surprising potential of two simple printing techniques to produce one-of-a-kind prints. Pattern Design in Photoshop: Learn to produce an infinity of pattern designs for textiles, backgrounds, and more.
Introduction to Sketchup: Learn about Sketchup, a simple, powerful software program for drawing in 3D. Marker Rendering: Students attending this workshop will be instructed in the use of markers and colored pencils. There will be emphasis on shading, shadowing and reflections placement.
Wire Jewelry Construction:  This class will be an introduction to wire sculpture. It will teach basic concepts of linear design and 3D art. It will also provide a demonstration of wire bending, twisting and sculpting. This is for anyone who loves to work with their hands and enjoys exploring new materials for their art. Torch enameling: Learn the basics of enameling on copper using propane torches. 




Jan. 16 Electronic submission and entry form due
Jan. 23 Artists notified of works accepted to show
Feb. 6 Physical works of art due to Brenau University
Registration forms due
Feb. 10, 11, 12 Projected dates for Juror
Feb. 16 WADE Event: Workshops & Awards Ceremony
Artwork picked up at awards ceremony
Feb. 27 Artwork not picked up becomes property of Brenau




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